Dr. Thilo John

Dr. Thilo John

Head of the Department for Traumatology and Orthopaedics
at DRK Kliniken Berlin
























Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery and Hip Arthroscopy


1993 (25 years since graduation)

Dr. John is specialized in hip surgery and hip arthroscopy. Since October 2009 he is the new Head of Department for Traumatology and Orthopaedics at the DRK Kliniken Berlin. His research focuses on tissue engineering and migration behaviour of hip prosthesis, where he received grants from the Charité. Dr. John is an instructor and speaker at conferences in Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. He is a member of the AO Spine, German Society for General and Visceral Surgery and the Berlin Surgical Association.

Professional Experience:

01/1994 – 07/1997  Department of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery, Klinikum Steglitz,Freie Universität Berlin Director: Prof. Dr. med. R. Rahmanzadeh

07/1997 – 08/2000 Department of General, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Klinikum Benjamin  Franklin Freie Universität Berlin Director: Prof. Dr. med. H.J. Buhr

08/2000  Department of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Universitätsmedizin Berlin Charité Director: Prof. Dr. med. W. Ertel

2001 – Specialist in Surgery

2003 – Specialist for trauma surgery

2004 – Deputy D-Doctor

2008 – Chief consultant

2009 – Deputy Director of Department of Orthopedic, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

since 10/2009 Head of the Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at the DRK Kliniken Berlin | Westend

Clinical Research- cartilage-cell research – survival of hip prostheses


10/1985 – 07/1987
Studies of economic engineering at Technische Universität Berlin, Vordiplom
10/1987 – 10/1993
Studies of medicine, Medical Faculty, Freie Universität Berlin
Promotion: Effect of low-energy laser irradiation on the synthesis and signal transduction of human chondrocytes in vitro. Magna Cum Laude

* Professional association of doctors specializing in orthopaedic and trauma surgery
* German society for general and visceral surgery
* Berlin Surgical Society
* Medical Association Berlin
* AO Spine

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