Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner: An Internationally Known Surgeon

Rainer Gruessner: Experienced and Dedicated Surgeon-Scientist

Rainer Gruessner has built a career defined by consistent excellence and the never-ending pursuit of advancing the field of surgery and its related sciences. His accomplishments in the field of surgery are vast and diverse. He has achieved success on multiple levels across numerous platforms.

As former Chairman of the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, Rainer Gruessner has done much to advance the organization’s national reputation. He rebuilt the Department of Surgery by recruiting over 60 new faculty members including 6 nationally reputed division chiefs and establishing three new divisions in addition to various new clinical programs. He significantly increased the organization’s operating room case volumes and developed one of the largest islet transplant programs in the nation.

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner is an active researcher and scholar, having authored over 300 published manuscripts, over 200 published articles, and two textbooks each over 670 pages long. His first textbook focused on transplantation of the pancreas and his second one on living donor organ transplantation.

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Rainer Gruessner obtained his medical degree and his medical thesis (“summa cum laude”) from the Johannes Gutenberg University School of Medicine in Mainz, Germany, in 1983. He obtained his professorial thesis (“Habilitation”) from the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, in 1991. Rainer Gruessner did his residency at the Johannes Gutenberg University before completing a 2-year fellowship in transplantation surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner

He also received additional clinical training in vascular, endocrine and general surgery at Philipps University in Germany, and in living donor liver transplantation at Kyoto University in Japan. He went on to become Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Zurich and the University of Arizona. He has been in surgical leadership positions for over 15 years.When he is not hard at work researching or practicing surgery, he enjoy spending time with his wife, Angelika, and their two children who are both medical students.

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Rainer Gruessner: Dedicated Surgeon-Scientist

Rainer Gruessner is a professional surgeon-scientist who has dedicated his career to advancing the field of surgery. His level of technical skills combined with his extensive educational background and wide range of experience make him one of the most respected surgeons in the industry. He has achieved many surgery “firsts” and has attributed greatly to the success of each organization he has been a part of over the years.

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As former Chairman of the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, he has done much to advance the organization’s national reputation. At the University of Arizona, he performed the first living and deceased intestinal transplants, the first multivisceral transplant, the first pediatric living donor liver transplant, and the first autologous islet transplant.

Rainer Gruessner obtained his medical degree and his medical thesis (“summa cum laude”) from the Johannes Gutenberg University School of Medicine in Mainz, Germany, in 1983. He obtained his professorial thesis (“Habilitation”) from the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, in 1991. Rainer Gruessner did his residency at the Johannes Gutenberg University before completing a 2-year fellowship in transplantation surgery at the University of Minnesota.

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He also received additional clinical training in vascular, endocrine and general surgery at Philipps University in Germany, and in living donor liver transplantation at Kyoto University in Japan. He went on to become Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Zurich and the University of Arizona. He has been in surgical leadership positions for over 15 years.

Rainer Gruessner is a dedicated researcher and scholar, having authored two textbooks (on transplantation of the pancreas and living donor organ transplantations), over 300 published manuscripts, over 200 published abstracts, over 80 book chapters, and has been a visiting professor or guest lecturer over 140 times.

He received the Innovation Award from the University of Arizona in 2009 and in 2012 was awarded the Diabetes Cure Award by the American Diabetes Association.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rainer Gruessner : Internationally Renowned Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Rainer Gruessner is a  nationally and internationally renowned transplant surgeon who is held in high esteem as an innovator and leader in the development of many groundbreaking new practices in his field. 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. He was also the first to do a preemptive living liver transplant for oxalosis in a baby in 1998.

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Rainer Gruessner’s contributions to surgical sciences are practiced today and are documented in the scientific literature.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 and 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

Gruessner is known for his expertise, his professionalism and his love for medical science. He is enthusiastic about treating his patients and has the skills needed to manage and cure a multitude of advanced ailments and symptoms. During his tenure at the University Of Arizona School of Medicine he was responsible for the complete overhaul of the Department of Surgery. Rainer Gruessner brought in over 70 new faculty members, 10% of which were nationally-recognized division chiefs. He was the key figure to the department’s success and served as an inspiration to his students, residents, and colleagues.

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Rainer Gruessner: Innovating in the Field of Surgery

Rainer Gruessner is the former Chairman of the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery and a Professor of Surgery and Immunology of the University’s School of Medicine. His long career in the field of surgery is highlighted by many successes, accomplishments, and “firsts”. His never-ending drive to advance the field of surgery has given him a colorful resume chalked full of substantive work in his profession.

 

Rainer Gruessner obtained his medical degree and his medical thesis (“summa cum laude”) from the Johannes Gutenberg University School of Medicine in Mainz, Germany, in 1983. He obtained his professorial thesis (“Habilitation”) from the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, in 1991. Rainer Gruessner did his residency at the Johannes Gutenberg University before completing a 2-year fellowship in transplantation surgery at the University of Minnesota. He also received additional clinical training in vascular, endocrine and general surgery at Philipps University in Germany, and in living donor liver transplantation at Kyoto University in Japan. He went on to become Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Zurich and the University of Arizona. He has been in surgical leadership positions for over 15 years.

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner

He has received numerous awards, honors, and grants for his dedicated efforts over the years. In 2009, he received the Innovation Award from the University of Arizona; in 2011, he was honored with the Physician of the Year Award by the Pima County Medical Association; and in 2012, received the Diabetes Cure Award from the American Diabetes Association. His research in the field of surgery has netted him various grants as well, ranging from as small as $15,000 to as large as $3 million.

Rainer Gruessner is an established scholar and researcher as well, serving as author to over 200 published abstracts, over 300 published manuscripts, over 500 meeting presentations, two textbooks (each over 670 pages long), and has been invited to be a guest lecturer or visiting professor over 140 times.

Rainer Gruessner: Transplant Surgeon

Dr. Rainer Gruessner is an innovative and highly skilled transplantsurgeon. He is a leading authority on minimally invasive and robotic techniques in general and transplantation surgery in an effort to maximize patient comfort and satisfaction, decrease wound sizes, and shorten hospital stays.

In 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery,Chief of the Division of Transplantation and Director of the Surgical Hepatopancreaticobiliaryprogram at the University of Arizona. He obtained his medical degree from the Johannes Gutenberg University School of Medicine in Mainz, Germany, in 1983, and received a “summa cum laude” for his medical thesis from the same school. He went on to complete professorial thesis, (“Habilitation”, the German PhD equivalent) in 1991 at the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, where he also gained additional experience in endocrine, vascular and general surgery.

Between 1987 and 1989, Rainer Gruessner completed a fellowship in transplantation at the University of Minnesota. At the same institution, and in his later years as a tenured faculty member, he developed a standardized technique for living donor intestinal transplants. In 1998, he performed the first-ever preemptive living donor liver transplant for oxalosis in a baby.

His contributions to the advancements of his field were backed with a long list of skills he gained from the unique work he has performed in a wide range of university settings. He was involved in the first split pancreas transplant in 1988 and performedthe 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.

Rainer Gruessner: Innovation in Surgical Research

Rainer Gruessner is a highly professional and dedicated surgeon-scientist who has contributed widely to advances in the field of surgery. He exhibits a wide range of expertise and vast amount of medical knowledge, having spent most of his life researching and practicing surgery. He has numerous accomplishments both in the field of surgery and at the numerous organizations he has been involved with over the years.

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner

He is the former Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona. He did much to advance the organization’s nationalreputationa. Rainer Gruessner rebuilt the Department of Surgery by hiring over 60 new faculty members including 6 nationally reputed division chiefs, and establishing three new divisions as well as various new clinical programs. He received UNOS certification for the University’s liver transplant program and developed highly efficient service lines based on collaboration among its various divisions and departments.

He also conducted several surgery “firsts” while at the University of Arizona. He performed the first living and deceased intestinal transplants, the first multivisceral transplant, the first pediatric living donor liver transplant, and the first autologous islet transplant.

Rainer Gruessner views his greatest accomplishment as having been successful in recruiting superb teams of like-minded, highly productive and efficient surgeon-scientist who share the goal of exceeding in clinical care and innovation and in research and education. Rainer Gruessner believes in working hard and believes in giving back to the community, your friends, and patients.

Rainer Gruessner: Advancing the Field of Surgery

Rainer Gruessner is a highly professional surgeon-scientist who has dedicated a career to the advancement of the field of surgery, taking active roles in research, clinical practice, and education. He is the former Chairman of the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery and a Professor of Surgery and Immunology at the University’s School of Medicine.

Rainer Gruessner is an established researcher, educator, and teacher in the field of surgery. He has authored two textbooks, , over 300 scholarly manuscripts, over 200 published abstracts, over 500 meeting presentations, over 80 book chapters and has held over 140 visiting professorships and guest lectures.

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner obtained his medical degree and his medical thesis (“summa cum laude”) from the Johannes Gutenberg University School of Medicine in Mainz, Germany, in 1983. He obtained his professorial thesis (“Habilitation”) from the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, in 1991. Rainer Gruessner did his residency at the Johannes Gutenberg University before completing a 2-year fellowship in transplantation surgery at the University of Minnesota. He also received additional clinical training in vascular, endocrine and general surgery at Philipps University in Germany, and in living donor liver transplantation at Kyoto University in Japan. He went on to become Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Zurich and the University of Arizona. He has been in surgical leadership positions for over 15 years.

His contributions to the advancement of the field of surgery include performing many “firsts”.. In 1988, he was involved in the first split pancreas transplant, starting off a long list of “firsts” that he would accomplish over the next 20+ years. In 1997 he developed the first standardized technique for living donor intestinal transplants, in 1998, he performed the first preemptive living donor liver transplant for oxalosis, in 2000, he performed the first laparoscopic living donor distal pancreatectomy and nephrectomy, and two years later performed the first robot-assisted pancreatectomy with islet autotransplant.

Rainer Gruessner: Finding a Solution to Diabetes

Educated in Europe and Trained in both Europe and the United States, Rainer Gruessner continues to pursue his interest in finding a cure for Diabetes Mellitus. His interest involves surgical treatment options for the cure of Diabetes Mellitus, particularly through beta-cell replacement therapies.

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Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner MD frequently speaks about diabetes as a “crippling” disease that commonly leads to end-stage kidney disease, blindness, leg amputations, heart attacks and strokes. He also states that more money has been spent annually in the United States on diabetes care and treatment than on both the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars combined. Rainer Gruessner knows that though diabetes is a costly and often life-threatening disease, he also understands that the prevention of some of the disease’s secondary complications could have a major, significant and positive impact on both the healthcare community and the national economy.

Rainer Gruessner MD is a well-known and award-winning Tucson-area surgeon. He has made significant contributions, both in surgery and in transplantation, as the Chairman of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Surgery, a position he was appointed to back in 2007. The Pima County Medical Association awarded Rainer Gruessner the Physician of the Year award in 2011. The University of Arizona, his long-time employer, provided him the Innovation Award in 2009.

Rainer Gruessner is an avid skier, tennis player and swimmer. He works hard to both stay fit and healthy, and is a big fan of exercise and the outdoors. Rainer Gruessner MD enjoys collecting both antique maps and books, and continues to pursue his strong interest in history.

Rainer Gruessner: Renowned, Accomplished, Respected

An incredibly accomplished and nationally recognized surgeon, Rainer Gruessner has been involved in many notable firsts in the fields of both transplantation and general surgery during the course of his lengthy career. A man of talent, experience and surgical prowess, Rainer Gruessner MD has complied an impressive list of professional accomplishments, including fame as the first to perform and describe the standardized technique for living donor intestinal transplants, the first to perform a preemptive living donor liver transplant for oxalosis in an infant, and the first to perform a robot-assisted total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplant.

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner MD has served the University of Arizona College of Medicine as both the Surgical Director of the Abdominal Transplant Program, as well as the Surgical Director of the school’s Hepatopancreaticobiliary Program. Rainer Gruessnerwas appointed as the Chairman of the university’s Department of Surgery in 2007. He received his medical education at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany, and earned his doctoral degree at the same institution in 1983. He was given “summa cum laude” for his Doctoral Thesis, a rare and very distinguished honor.

Rainer Gruessnercompleted his Professorial Thesis, or ‘Habilitation”, the German equivalent, from the Marburg, Germany-based Philipps-Universitat. His transplantation fellowship was completed at the University of Minnesota.

Rainer Gruessner MD has also served the University of Minnesota as the school’s tenured Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery.

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