Lebenslauf Dr. med. Gerhard Achatz


- Lieutenant Colonel -
Executive Senior Physician   
Head of Emergency and Polytrauma Section
Head of Shoulder and Elbow Section
2000:   Starting of Studies of Human Medicine at Regensburg University, Germany
    License to practice medicine on 24th Oct 2006
11/2006 - 12/2008:    Academic Hospital of Ulm University
Common Trunk Surgery with:   - General- and Visceral Surgery                 (11/2006 – 06/2007)
    - Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery         (07/2007 – 12/2007)
    - Intensive Care Unit                                   (01/2008 – 06/2008)
    - Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery         (07/2008 – 12/2008)
01/2009 - 11/2010:    Regional Medical Centre Untermeitingen, Germany at the Fighter Bomber Squadron 32 General and Aviation Medicine
12/2010 - 02/2011:   Regional Medical Centre Ulm, Germany General Medicine
Since 03/2011:   German Armed Forces Hospital Ulm, Germany Academic Hospital of Ulm University
    Specialist Medical Training General Surgery with:
    - Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery       (03/2011 - 12/2011)
    - Vascular Surgery                                   (01/2012 - 12/2012)
    - Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery       (01/2013 - 06/2013)
    - General-, Visceral- and Thoracic Surg. (07/2013 - 12/2014)
    - Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery      (01/2015 - 04/2015)
    Specialist for General Surgery on 24th Apr 2015
    Specialist Medical Training Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery with:
    - Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery         (04/2015 - 09/2018)
    Specialist for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery on 10th Sept 2018
Currently:   Specialist Training for additional qualification:
    Special Trauma Surgery
    in the Dept. for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Reconstructive and Septic Surgery, Sportstraumatology
at the German Armed Forces Hospital Ulm, Germany
    Head of Emergency and Polytrauma Section
    Head of Shoulder and Elbow Section 
    Postgraduate education / further qualifications:
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Chiropractic Therapy
  • Emergency - Sonography
  • Arthro - Sonography
  • ATLS - Instructor
  • TDSC - Instructor
  • DSTC - Provider
    Military Deployments / Overseas Stays:
07/2009 - 12/2009:   NATO Response Force 13
05/2010 - 07/2010:   26th German Contingent Kosovo Force, Kosovo
11/2013 - 12/2013:   33rd German Contingent International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan
02/2016 - 04/2016:    Trauma-Fellowship, Soweto - Johannesburg, South Africa
06/2018 - 07/2018:   11th German Contingent Resolute Support, Afghanistan  
    Scientific and Research Activity:
Doctor of medicine:  

“The impact of the vertebral disc to the interface between vertebral body and vertebral body replacement implant – a biomechanical in-vitro examination ”

Dept. for Trauma Surgery University Hospital Regensburg              
Doctoral Supervisor: Prof. Dr. M. Nerlich

09th Aug 2007 / - magna cum laude -

    Winner of the scientific “Heinz-Gerngroß – Förderpreis” in 2012.
    Research work to the topic of Ultrasound in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery as well as healthcare research in the field of Terror and Disaster Surgical Care.
    Supervision of 5 doctoral theses as a member of the Trauma Research Group at the German Armed Forces Hospital Ulm, Head: Colonel Prof. Dr. B. Friemert.
    Regular lectures on national and international congresses.
    Author and co-author of several publications and book articles.
Objective:    Postdoctoral Qualification / Habilitation
Professional Engagement:  

Head of the “Perspektivforum” of Young Surgeons of the German Society of Surgery 2014 to 2016.

    Active Member of “Junges Forum” of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma 2012 to 2017.
    Head of the Ultrasound Working Group of the German Trauma Society 2014 to 2019.
    Secretary of Deployment-, Disaster- and Tactical-Surgery Working Group of the German Trauma Society since 2014.
    Co-Developer of the Terror and Disaster Surgical Care Course.
    Head of Advocacy Group of Mid-Level – Physicians of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma since 2018.
Member of the following Societies:   German Society of Surgery
    German Society of Trauma Surgery
    German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma
    European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
    German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
    German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine