Ulrich Frank, M.D.

After completing his study of human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich Dr. Frank went into research and spent three years at the Institute of Anatomy at the University Bonn. Thanks to his teacher Prof. Dr. H.-M. Schmidt, who is an internationally renowned author of numerous scientific articles, he gained detailed knowledge about the complicated anatomical structure of the human hand. This knowledge was the basis for his work at the reputed Clinic for Hand Surgery at Bad Neustadt/Saale. Under the supervision of his mentor Professor Dr. U. Lanz Dr. Frank gathered experience in the treatment of all diseases of the hand and the upper extremity.

At the Orthopaedic University Clinic of the Free University Berlin Dr. Frank gained further valuable insight particularly in the field of traumatology of the hand especially with regard to replantation. From July 2000 Dr. Frank set up the Centre for Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery in Munich-Harlaching together with medical director Dr. Lukas and was employed as senior physician and deputy medical director until September 2002.


Complete hand and wrist surgery, lower arm and elbow surgery including plastic surgery

Curriculum vitae

1983 A-level 
Secondary School St. Stephan, Augsburg
1983 - 1990 Studies
Human Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
1990 State Examination
3. State Examination in Munich
1992 Medical Registration 
Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior
1992 Doctor's degree
Tibial Head Pendulum Osteotomy at the 1. Orthopaedic Clinic Hessing-Kliniken Augsburg (thesis supervisor: Prof. K.A. Matzen, M.D.)

Professional Training

1990 - 1992 Pre-registration house officer at the Anatomical Institute, University Bonn (Prof. H.-M. Schmidt, M.D.)
1992 - 1993 Assistant lecturer at the Anatomical Institute, University Bonn (Prof. H.-M. Schmidt, M.D.)
1993 - 1996 Assistant lecturer at the Hand Surgery Clinic, Bad Neustadt/Saale (Prof. U. Lanz, M.D.)
1996 - 1998 Assistant lecturer at the Orthopaedic University Clinic at Oskar-Helene-Heim, Berlin (Prof. U. Weber, M.D.)
1998 - 2000 Assistant lecturer at the Orthopaedic Clinic Munich-Harlaching (PD H. Mayer, M.D., Prof. R. Wetzel, M.D.)
since 2000 Senior Physician and Deputy Medical Director at the Centre for Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery (B. Lukas, M.D.) Hessingpark-Clinic Augsburg



Publications in the field of hand surgery:

  • Deep Ligaments of the Interphalangeal Joint of the Thumb (in: Advances in the Biomechanics of the Hand and Wrist, Plenum Press, 1994)
  • Surgical Therapy of Camptodactylism (in: Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Plastic Surgery, 1998)
  • Covering of the Median Nerve with the Hypothenar Adipose Tissue Lobe (in: Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Plastic Surgery, 2000)
  • Numerous lectures in Germany and abroad