Karsten Dreinhöfer

Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Medical Park Humboldtmühle.
Berlin, Germany

Karsten Dreinhöfer is professor in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and specialized in rehabilitation, social medicine, physical therapy, emergency medicine, osteology, chiropractic therapy and health economy. Over the years he held several prestigious positions, among which Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at Medical Park Humboldtmühle, Berlin, Chair of musculoskeletal prevention, rehabilitation and health services research at the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery in cooperation with the Center for Sports Science and Sports Medicine, Berlin (CSSB). Prof. Dreinhöfer additionally holds several positions with international societies: he is Chairman of the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health of the Bone and Joint Decade of WHO, Past-President of the Fragility Fracture Networks (FFN) and belongs to the Finance Committee of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology (EFORT). Prof. Dreinhöfer coordinates national and international research projects, such as EUROHIP, supported by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, and the EFORT-EULAR Recommendations for the treatment of patients with fragility fractures. His main scientific interests are in the areas of health service research, clinical epidemiology, health economy and rehabilitation research and he is editor and reviewer for national and international journals.