Ralf Stapelfeldt, M.D.

Specialised

Conservative orthopaedics for the knee, hip, shoulder, foot and ankle joint, rheumatology

Professional training and career

1991 State Examination Medical School
University Hamburg, Germany
1991 - 1992 Teaching Fellowship
in Anatomy College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada Head of Department: Prof. G. D. Burkholder, Ph.D.
1992 - 1993 House Officer,
Department of Surgery, Michaelis-Hospital, Hamburg, Germany Head of Department: Dr. med. J. Esche, Surgeon
1993 Licence to practice Medicine
Approbation as Medical Doctor Issued by Authority for Labour, Health and Social Affairs „Behörde für Arbeit, Gesundheit und Soziales“, Hamburg
1993 - 1993 Senior House Officer,
Department of Surgery
1993 - 1994 Elim-Hospital, Hamburg, Germany Head of Department: Prof. Dr. med. K. de Heer
1994 Thesis at the University of Hamburg, Germany
“Rate of Infection and Complications following Cardiac Surgery among Patients spending a prolonged stay in Intensive Care Unit” Head of Department: Prof. Dr. med. P. Kalmár
Seit 1994 Licence to practice Medicine issued by the National Health Authority Norway (Autorisasjon Statens Helsetilsyn)
1994 - 1996 Senior House Officer
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery York District Hospital, England Head of Department: Mr. P. G. de Boer, M.A., F.R.C.S
1996 - 1996 Locum Registrar 
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery York District Hospital, England Head of Department: Mr. P. G. de Boer, M.A., F.R.C.S
1996 - 2001 Senior House Officer
II. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Hessing Foundation, Augsburg, Germany Head of Department: PD Dr. med. Th. Naumann
2002 - 2002 SHO,
III. Department of Rheumatology / Orthopaedic Surgery Hessing Foundation, Augsburg, Germany Head of Department: Prof. Dr. med. G. Köhler
2003 - 2005 Registrar,
III. Department of Rheumatology / Orthopaedic Surgery Hessing Foundation, Augsburg, Germany Head of Department: Prof. Dr. med. G. Köhler
Seit 2006 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hessingpark-Clinic Augsburg Hip and Knee Joint Replacement, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Conservative Orthopaedics, Rheumatology

Qualifications

Since 2000 Qualified and registered as Orthopaedic Surgeon GMC Munich, Germany “Bayerische Landesärztekammer“
Since 2005 Qualified and registered as Rheumatologist in Orthopaedic Surgery GMC Munich, Germany “Bayerische Landesärztekammer“

Special qualifications

1995 AO / ASIF Basic Course for Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
1996 Advanced Trauma and life Support (ATLS) St. James´s University Hospital, Leeds, England
2002 Psychosomatic primary care
2002 - 2005 Orthopaedic Expert for the Bavarian GMC Committee of Experts for Reports on Doctors Liability (“Gutachterstelle für Arzthaftungsfragen“, Munich, Germany)
Seit 2002 Commissioner for Blood Transfusion Hessing Foundation, Hessingpark-Clinic Augsburg, Germany
Seit 2004 Certificate Foot Surgery German Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (D.A.F.)
Seit 2004 Specialist in Radiation Protection and X-ray Diagnostics GMC Munich, Germany “Bayerische Landesärztekammer”
Seit 2004 Certificate Physical Therapy Certificate Osteopatic Medicine (German Society for Osteopathy) GMC Munich, Germany “Bayerische Landesärztekammer”

Membership

Since 1994 Registered at the General Medical Council, England GMC Registration Number: 4090210
Since 2001 Member of German Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (D.A.F.)
Since 2005 Member of Association of South German Orthopaedic Surgeons Vereinigung Süddeutscher Orthopäden e.V. (VSOU)
Since 2005 Member of the Association for Orthopaedic surgeons and Traumatology (“Berufsverband für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie BVOU, Germany)

Other Experience

2002 - 2003 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon “Overseas Team” South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, NHS Trust, UK
2003 - 2004 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon “Overseas Team” Royal Haslar Hospital, Gosport, Portsmouth, NHS Trust, UK
2005 - 2007 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon “Overseas Team” Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, NHS Trust, UK

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