Director & Team

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peer Eysel

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peer Eysel

Director and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University Hospital of Cologne

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Professional career

Professor Peer Eysel is Director and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University of Cologne. He has been trained in trauma surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopaedic surgery in the Hospital for Special Trauma Surgery (BGU) Frankfurt, at the University of Giessen, and at the University of Mainz. He received his PhD at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with biomechanical investigations in 1995.

Professor Peer Eysel is an expert in the field of spine surgery and joint replacement. Professor Eysel’s publication record contains a large amount of works in general orthopaedics, biomechanics, spine surgery, and joint replacement surgery. With his help and support it became possible to establish a Center for Clinical Studies and a Center for Biomechanics at the University of Cologne Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lars Müller

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lars Müller

Head of the Department of Trauma, and Hand and Elbow Surgery, University Hospital of Cologne

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Clinical emphases

  • Reconstructive and specialist trauma surgery (pseudarthroses, joint stiffness)
  • Elbow, hand, shoulder, clavicle, and microsurgery
  • Acute and post-traumatic reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow, hand, shoulder, and clavicle


  • 1987–1993 Medicine at the J. Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/M.
  • 1994 Doctorate: Bone density measurements in Frozen Shoulder
  • 2003 Post-doctoral lecturing qualification: Tribology of various femoral head hemiarthroplasties


  • 03-04-1998 Certificate of added qualification in sports medicine
  • 04-16-2000 Specialist in general surgery
  • 09-21-2002 Specialist in trauma surgery (e.g., spec. TS 2011)
  • 09-09-2006 Certificate of added qualification in hand surgery
  • 10-05-2006 European Trauma Surgeon (European Board of Traumatology)
  • 04-04-2006 Health economist (ebs = European business school)
  • 07-08-2009 Specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery 


  • German Trauma Society
  • German Foundation for Osteosynthesis (AO)
  • Association of Endoprosthetics (AE)
  • German Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma
  • Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA)
  • German Society for Hand Surgery 

Reviewer / Editor

  • Zeitschrift für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie / Journal of Orthopedics and Trauma
  • Journal of Orthopedic Trauma
  • Der Unfallchirurg / The Trauma Surgeon
  • European Journal of Trauma (Editor)
  • Operative Traumatologie und Orthopädie / Trauma surgery and Orthopedics

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2000 AE Preis (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endoprothetik) / AE Prize (Association of Endoprosthetics)
  • 2002 Awarded hip paper European Hip Society
  • 2006 Posterpreis DGU (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie) / Poster Award (German Trauma Society)
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