Karin Büttner-Janz, MD, MBA 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)

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

Since 1992
Permission to teach the field of Orthopaedics at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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

2004 - 2012
Director of the Vivantes Orthopaedic Clinic im Friedrichshain, Berlin

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

2008 - 2012
Director of the Vivantes Orthopaedic Clinic im Friedrichshain and Director of the Vivantes Traumatologic and Orthopaedic Clinic Am Urban, Berlin

Foundation of the “Büttner-Janz Spinefoundation-Wirbelsäulenstiftung-gGmbH” in Berlin

2014 - 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management at the “Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft” (HTW), Berlin

Since 2015
Member of DIN Committee 1946-4, Germany (air technology of operating rooms)

Since 2017
Delegate of Germany for European Standard CEN TC 156 WG 18 (air technology of operating rooms)

International membership:
Past President of ISASS
Honorary member of the American Orthopaedic Society for 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”

Induction into the “Hall of Fame of German Sport”

Order of the City Berlin