Dr. med. Thomas Giesen

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Specialista in chirurgia ortopedica e traumatologia dell’apparato locomotore e chirurgia della mano, membro FMH


Languages

italiano, inglese, tedesco, spagnolo, francese

Work experience

2013-2017 Consultant (Oberarzt-Team Leiter) Hand Surgeon,Division of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Clinical Director: Prof. P. Giovanoli    
2013 Visiting Resident, Klinik für die Hand Chirurgie, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. Clinical Director: Prof. U. Lanz.  
2012-2013 Consultant Hand Surgeon, St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield NHS Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, UK and Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Southend University NHS Hospital, Southend-On-Sea, Essex UK.
2012-2013 Consultant Hand Surgeon private practice, Spire Wellesley Hospital, Southend-On-Sea, Essex UK
2010-2012 Consultant (Oberarzt) Hand Surgeon, Division of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery Department, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. 
Clinical Director: Prof. P. Giovanoli
 
2009-2010 Congenital Hand Malformations Fellowship, Hand Surgery and Microsurgery Unit, Policlinico G.B. Rossi. Verona, Italy. Clinical Director: Dr. R. Adani 
2008-2009 Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, C.M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
2007-2008 Hand Fellow, To Mr. D. Elliot and Mrs. M. Sirotakova, St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
2007 Hand Trauma Fellow, St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
 
2006-2007 Zeiss Microsurgery Fellowship, Plastic, Hand Surgery and Microsurgery Department, Ganga Hospital,     
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.  Clinical Director:  Dr. R. Sabapathy
 
2004-2005 Hand Fellow, To Mr. D. Elliot, St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, UK
2003-2014 Hand Fellow, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Istituto Policlinico S. Donato, Milan, Italy. Clinical Director: Prof. L. Vaienti
2002-2006 Attending Resident, Hand Surgery Department, Policlinico MultiMedica, Sesto S. Giovanni, Milan, Italy (Weekend on calls, night shifts, one clinic per week).     
Clinical Director: Prof. G. Pajardi

Education

State Exam and registration in the Professional Medical Board of Milan, Italy
2017 Swiss Board Certification in Hand Surgery (FMH Handchirurgie)
2013 Swiss Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (FMH Orthopedie und Traumatologie)
2011 Hand Surgery European Diploma: European Board of Hand Surgery Examination, Oslo (Norway) FESSH (Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand) Committee
 
2007 British Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (BMC)
2006 Specialized in Orthopedics and Trauma at the University of Milan, Italy
Tesi: "A new software for data elaboration in Hand Surgery"
2002-2006 International study visits at
  • Department of Hand Surgery, Clinica del Pinal, Santander(Spain), Director: Dr. Paco del Pinal
  • Department of Hand Surgery of the Hospital Universitario Insular de Gran Canaria (Spain). Director: Prof. J A Medina
     
2001-2016 Participant to many national and international courses and workshops in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
2001-2006 Orthopedic Registrar, 1st Clinic, University of Milan, (2nd School of Specialization), Clinical Institute San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy.  Clinical Director: Prof. P. Cabitza
2001 Graduation from University of Milan, Medical School, Italy, with the thesis " Functional Surgery for the Spastic Upper Limb. Prof. G. Peretti and Prof. G. Pajardi, Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Gaetano Pini Hospital, University of Milan, Italy.
1995-2001 Medical School, University of Milan 

Memberships

Candidate 2017 for the Swiss Society for Hand Surgery (SGH)
Kleinert Society, Louisville, KY, USA (2009)
British Society for Surgery of the Hand (2005)
Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand (2001)
Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (2002)
FMH (Federazione Medici Svizzeri)

Enseignement

since 2020 Libero docente Master di medicina umana alla Facoltà di scienze biomedich, Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)
since 2019 Libero docente presso la Facoltà di Medicina dell'Università di Zurigo
since 2015 Contract Lecturer for the British Society for the Surgery of the Hand 
Birmingham, UK
 
since 2014 Contract lecturer, Medical School, University of Zurich
since 2011 Contract lecturer, Italian Society of Microsurgery, University Hospital of Napoli, Italy

Emmanuel Kaplan Award for Anatomical Excellence in Surgery of the Hand, The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Society for the Surgery of the Hand. San Francisco California, USA.

Vascularization of nerves in the forearm (2007 - 2008)

Flexor tendon surgery in the hand, clinical applications of new techniques (2009 - )

Physiology of the retrograde venous revascularization of soft tissue and clinical application (2010 - )

Refinements in osseo-integrated implants for the digits of the hand (2014 - )

Intramedullary bone fixation, anatomical and clinical studies (2015 - )

Osteomyelitis (2017 - )

11.12.2020
Il PD Dr. med. Thomas Giesen nominato libero docente presso l’USI
Il PD Dr. med. Thomas Giesen ha ottenuto il titolo di libero docente presso l’Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI).

08.06.2020
Filo diretto - LA1 "L'artrosi alla mano"
Ospiti della puntata di oggi i nostri medici specialisti della mano il Dr. med. Ivan Tami e il PD Dr. med. Thomas Giesen

25.05.2020
Millevoci - Rete Uno "Tecnologia a portata di mano"
Ospite in studio nell'edizione di questa mattina il Dr. Thomas Giesen, specialista in chirurgia della mano e in chirurgia ortopedica e trumatologia dell’apparato locomotore, membro FMH.

16.03.2020
Rete Uno - La Consulenza "Le patologie della mano”
Tema della puntata di oggi “Le patologie della mano”. In studio a rispondere alle numerose domande del pubblico il Dr. Ivan Tami e il PD Dr. Thomas Giesen

15.10.2019
Dare una mano al mondo
Intervista al dottor Thomas Giesen, chirurgo della mano ed esperto in chirurgia del plesso brachiale

03.03.2019
Il PD Dr. med. Thomas Giesen libero docente presso la Facoltà di Medicina dell’Università di Zurigo
Sabato 2 marzo 2019 il PD Dr. med. Thomas Giesen si è tenuta la cerimonia di consegna del titolo di libero docente presso la Facoltà di Medicina dell’Università di Zurigo.

14.12.2018
Ticino7 - Quel pollice che fa male
Forma degenerativa di artrite alla mano, la rizoartrosi colpisce prevalentemente le donne. Ma migliorare la qualità di vita di chi ne soffre è possibile.

03.12.2018
Rivista Farmacie Spazio Salute dicembre 2018: "Traumi a mani e dita"
Gestibili grazie a tempestività di intervento e alta formazione in microchirurgia

01.12.2018
Spasticità: dalla terapia conservativa alla chirurgia
Una conferenza medica su un tema complesso, che richiede competenze interdisciplinari per approcci terapeutici diversificati e in funzione delle necessità del paziente.

07.06.2018
Mendrisio Medical Meeting 2018
Si è conclusa l’edizione 2018 del Mendrisio Medical Meeting. Notevole il numero di partecipanti, operatori sanitari giunti da tutto il Cantone.