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 Dr. Karin Büttner-Janz


Karin Büttner-Janz, MD, PhD, Germany
Past President 2008-2009

1967 - 1972
Competitive Sports in Gymnastics: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze Olympic Medals; 1 Gold, 2 Silver World Championship Medals; 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze European Championship Medals

Medical Doctorate

Assistant Medical Director at the Orthopaedic Clinic and Polyclinic of the Charité Hospital, Medical Faculty of the Humboldt University, Berlin

Fellowship in USA (ESKA/AOSSM)

PhD with the ff. subject "The functional intervertebral disc prosthetics SB Charité - development of the implant, biomechanics, patient analysis, perspectives"

Since 1992
Permission to teach the field of Orthopaedics at the Charité Hospital, Humboldt University, Berlin

Since 1993
Permission to do post-graduate training for the specialty of Orthopaedics issued by the Chamber of Physicians, Berlin

1990 - 2004
Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic of the Hellersdorf Hospital, Berlin

Since 2004
Director of the Vivantes Orthopaedic Clinic im Friedrichshain, Berlin

Since 2005
Professor of Orthopaedics at the Charité Hospital, Medical Faculty of the Humboldt University and of the Free University, Berlin

Since 2008
Director of the Vivantes Orthopaedic Clinic im Friedrichshain and Director of the Vivantes Traumatologic and Orthopaedic Clinic Am Urban, Berlin

Since 2008
Permission to do post-graduate training for the specialty of the new medical specialization Orthopaedics and Traumatology

International membership:
Immediate Past President of ISASS
Honorary member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine

Approximately 270 scientific publications, oral presentations, posters; patents (as author or co-author)


National Award for science and technology for the development of the Charité Artificial Disc

Award of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for outstanding sporting and academic achievement

Induction into the “International Gymnastics Hall of Fame”


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