Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner: An Internationally Known Surgeon

Rainer Gruessner’s Associations

Rainer Gruessner is a very devoted and professional medical expert who specializes in the field of transplantation surgery. He is a highly respected doctor, surgeon and scientist who has treated hundreds of patients with life-threatening diseases of the pancreas, intestines and liver. He has been the pioneer behind a number of groundbreaking developments in his field of his practice.

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner was the first to do a preemptive living liver transplant for oxalosis in a baby in 1998. Also, he was involved in the first split pancreas transplant in 1988; he performed the first laparoscopic pancreas transplant biopsy in 1995; the first laparoscopic living donor distal pancreatectomy and nephrectomy in 2000; and the first robot assisted total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplant in 2012.


As a pioneer in the surgical field, Rainer Gruessner did much to advance the practice of transplantation surgery in and out of the OR. He has authored or co-authored over 600 book chapters, abstracts and publications; he has edited two standard textbooks and a third one on “Technological Advances in Surgery” is in the making. He is a member of over 20 professional societies including the American Surgical Association, the Halsted Society, the Society of University Surgeons and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. He is a Fellow of both the American as well as the International College of Surgeons. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the European Board of Transplantation.

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner started his career at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and at the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany: he completed his medical and professorial theses at these 2 institutions. He has been in leadership positions for the past 16 years when he was associated with the University of Zurich, Switzerland, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Arizona.

Rainer Gruessner – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rainer_Gruessner


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