Personal data sheet

Dr. Harald Kuhn

Dr. Harald Kuhn, orthopedic surgery

Specialist of the Joint Replacement Department at 2 hospitals in Germany.
Consulting orthopedic surgeon at the Cote d´Azur in France.

1959 Born in Münster, married, three children
1981 – 1982 Studium generale
1982 – 1989 Medical studies at the University of Münster/Germany, Chieti/Italy, Berlin/Germany, Lille/Martinique/France, Boston-Harvard/USA
1989 – 1990 Assistant physician-Orthopedic Surgery/ University of Münster (Prof. Dr. H.-H. Matthiaß)
1991 – 1997 Assistant physician-General Surgery and Trauma Surgery Hospital of Minden (Prof. Dr. J. Grönniger/ Prof. Dr. V. Echtermeyer)
1997 – 1998 Assistant physician-Orthopedic Surgery/ St Franziskus Hospital/ Osnabrück (Dr. H. Ehrenbrink, Dr. U. Knoche)
1998 – 2005 Senior physician-Orthopedic Surgery St Elisabeth-Hospital/ Gütersloh (Prof. Dr. H.-H. Küster/ Past President of the European Foot and Ankle Society)
2005 – 2012 Superintendent of St Antonius Hospital & Head of Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery Emstek
2012-

today

Head of department Special orthopedic surgery at Lohne/Germany and Specialist in Joint Replacement at Cloppenburg/ Germany

Consulting surgeon at the Côte d´Azur

Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Private practice in collaboration with Dr. Roswitha Gerdes-Kuhn (Sports Medicine, accredited physician of the german national athletic team).

Following his medical studies at Münster and Berlin (Germany), Chieti (Italy), Lille (France) and Boston (USA), Dr. Kuhn became Specialist in General Surgery, Traumatology, Orthopedic surgery and Sports Medicine. He has an 8 year career as Director and Medical superintendent in a German Hospital of Special Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Kuhn was awarded with a scholarship of the Academical German Exchange Program at the University of Lille (France) and a Travelling fellowship through the USA of the German Association of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the German Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology.

Dr. Kuhn performed over 8,000 surgeries, he has personal experience with more than 4000 joint replacements and over 800 minimally invasive hip replacements with a short stem.

Due to his stays at universities abroad, he learned about various health care systems at an early stage in his career and began an intensive international exchange of experiences. His participation in the development of short stem hip prosthetics technology, prototypes, and implants, provides great benefits to the patients he treats.
Dr. Kuhn performed more than 200 instructional minimally invasive surgeries in Germany and different countries for colleagues from all over the world. He is a scientific teacher at instructional courses and sharing his experience in over 120 presentations and publications. The Childrens Care Foundation of witch he was one of the originators was awarded by the German President.