Meet the Mentor Session

Date: March 30, 2023, Thursday
Time: 10:40-11:30
Room: W John W Sharrard

Mentor: Professor Dr Franz Grill, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Date of birth:  Oct 23, 1947
1971 Graduation as Doctor of Medicine, Medical Faculty University of Vienna
1977 Completion of training as a specialist in orthopedics - Facharzt Diplom
1977 - 1982 Specialisation in Pediatric Orthopedics
1982 Appointment as Head of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at the
         Orthopedic Hospital Vienna-Speising, Austria.
         A European Reference Center for Treatment of Children with Orthopedic Problems
         Besides Stuttgart/ Germany and Basel’s/ Switzerland one of the three leading
         Pediatric Orthopedic Clinics in the German speaking Countries
1988 Appointment as Medical Director of the Orthopedic Hospital Speising. Austrian’s
         Top Orthopedic Center with 9 departments. Admissions per year 18000,
         Surgeries per year 12000.
1990 Habilitation ( Docentship) Charles University Prague
         (First “Western” lecturer since 1945)
1992 Habilitation at the Medical Faculty of the University Vienna
1996 Graduation as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University Vienna
2002 - 2013 Member of the Vienna State Health Council
2009/2010 Chief Executive Director of the Speising Hospital
2010/2013 Chairman Center of Excellence in Orthopedics - St Vincence Hospital Group
Chairs and Activities in National and International Orthop Societies
1994 - 1997 President of the German Pediatric Orthopedic Society
1998 - 2000 President of the Austrian Orthopedic Society
2003 President of EPOS
2003 - 2011 Chairman of the Pediatric Orthopedic Section of the Austrian Orthopedic
2004 - 2007 President of the Scientific Committee of IFPOS
                    ( International Federation of Pediatric Orthopedic Societies)
2018 -  Member of the Ethic Committee of EPOS
Austrian Orthopedic Society, Austrian Pediatric Society, Austrian Society for Neuroorthopedics, German Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology, German Society for Pediatric Orthopedics, European Pediatric Orthopedic Society ( EPOS ), Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America ( POSNA), European Ankle and Foot Society,
La Société internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
International Pediatric Orthopedic Think Tank (IPOTT)
Honorary Membership, Corresponding Membership
Sociedad Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatologia Infantile
Sociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Traumatologia
Croatian Orthopedic Society
German Orthopedic  and Traumatology Society
Cech Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology

2007 - 2009 Founder and Co Chairman of the EPOS - EU Marie Curie Courses in  
                    Pediatric Orthopedics ( Vienna-Helsinki- Marseille-Tel Aviv)
2007 - 2012 Co - Founder, Organizer , Host of the Pediatric Orthopedic Trainingcourses
                    of the European Pediatric Orthopedic Society ( EPOS-EFORT-BAT Program)
                    at the Orthopedic Hospital Speising Vienna
2009 - 2012 Chairman and Organizer of the Pediatric Foot Courses ( Vienna) of the
                    German Association of Foot and Ankle  ( DAF)
2001, 2013, 2016 Co - Chairman of the Pediatric Orthopedic Trainingscourses of the
                             American - Austrian - Foundation (AAF) , Salzburg, Austria
Chairman , Annual Trainingcourses on Bone lengthening and Deformity Correction at Speising  Hospital/ Vienna ( Ilizarov, Taylor Spatial Frame) 1995 - 2012
Regular participation as Faculty Member in Pediatric Orthopedic Trainingcourses in Austria, Europe and USA
Visiting Professorships
Wood Lovell Lecturer , Chicago , USA
University Basel , Switzerland
Dr Herman Robbins Lecturer University Tel Aviv , Israel
University Cluij , Romania
University Russe, Bulgaria
Leon Root Visiting Professorship - Hospital for special Surgery, New York, USA
Visiting Professorship Turner Institute, St Petersburg, Russia
Visiting Professorship , Taipeh, Taiwan
Visiting Professorship, Qasr El Eyni Hospital , University Cairo , Egypt
Visiting Professorship, Saudi German Clinic, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Visiting Professorship, Saudi German Clinic Sana’a, Yemen
Editorial Board Member : JPO - Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics; Journal of Children Orthopedics
Publications, Book Chapters, Decorations/ Honorary Orders / Tributs / Honorary Academic Graduations
Great Golden Merit Medal, City of Vienna
Lexer Honory Medal of the German Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Maximus Meritus Award of EPOS ( European Pediatric Orthopedic Society)
Medal of Honor German Pediatric Orthopedic Society
Golden Cross of the Austrian Medical Doctors Board
Knight of the Pope Sylvester Order
Honorary Doctor of the scientific and research Institute for Children’s Orthopedics
n.a. G.I.Turner , St Petersburg
Golden Pirogov Medal,  Russian Academy of Science 2021
Retirement since 1.1.2016