Dr. med. Dieter Hoffmann
Medical Specialist for Orthopaedics
My name is Dieter Hoffmann. I was born in Eisern in the district of Siegen, Germany, on February 20, 1950. Married, two children.
School attendance from 1956 to 1968, the year in which I passed my Abitur (German university-entrance diploma).
At first, I started to study national economy at the University of Bonn, Germany. My civil service at the Hospital Gummersbach, Germany, brought about my decision to study medicine (matriculation 1971 at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany).
Having earned my medical degree in 1976, I worked as a medical assistant in Siegen, Germany, with Prof. Pompino, paediatric surgeon and Prof. Lange, paediatric urologist, internal medicine.
Thereafter, I was surgically trained by Prof. Sachweh at the Jung-Stilling Hospital in Siegen, Germany (1978 – 1979)
Subsequently, I participated in a research assignment for "Aktion Sorgenkind" (now "Aktion Mensch", a social organisation founded by a journalist of the Second German Television in1964, aimed at strengthening the dignity and self-determination of every human being; the original objective being the support of disabled children) about "Neurogenic Bladder-Voiding Dysfunctions" together with Prof. Pompino (1980).
Vocational training to be an orthopaedic surgeon followed from 1981 to 1985 with Prof. Parsch, Olgahospital Stuttgart, Germany, with conferral of a doctorate in 1981 with Prof. Pompino, Siegen, Germany, and Prof. v. Harnack, Düsseldorf, Germany. I concluded my training with the Board Certification as a Specialist in Orthopaedics in 1983.
Experience as an Orthopaedic Surgeon
- 1982 senior physician at the Olgahospital with the main focus on surgery on children and adolescents, consultation for disabled persons (spastics, spina bifida)
- Various publications and lectures (Germany, Austria and the USA)
- Own orthopaedic practice in Leonberg near Stuttgart, Germany since 1986 focusing on the care for scoliosis patients, paediatric orthopaedics and spina bifida. Spastics, knee and spinal diseases
- 1987 co-founder of the support group "Skoliose Aktiv"