Dr Richard Stern


Specialized in the treatment of fractures and traumatic injuries, Dr Richard Stern started his career in the United States (New York) before moving permanently to Switzerland in 1999, where he was invited to join the Orthopaedics Department of the Geneva University Hospitals as an Assistant Physician.



He has served as a Consulting Physician in the same department since 2009 and has actively contributed to teaching and clinical research. He joined the Assal Center for Foot Care and Surgery in 2012 to continue his scientific pursuits. Dr Stern is the author of more than 200 publications and is in charge of providing Traumatology training courses for Stryker, one of the US leaders in trauma treatment technology.



After obtaining his medical degree from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1968, Dr. Stern completed his training through an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York. In 1973, after completing his medical training, Dr. Stern went on to serve as an orthopaedic surgeon in the United States Air Force for two years, holding the rank of Major. He then continued his trauma and surgery training in Basel with Prof. Martin Allgöwer  of the AO group (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen) in 1975, before returning to the United States where he practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon in New York City for more than 25 years. 


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