Prof. Dr. Knut Beitzel is a Specialist in Shoulder Surgery who is Head of Shoulder Surgery and Orthopaedic Sportsmedicine at ATOS Orthoparc Clinic, Cologne, and a Professor at the Technical University of Munich
His clinical and scientific interests focus on reconstructive shoulder surgery. Prior to his selection as a faculty member of the University Hospital, he completed a research fellowship at the Musculoskeletal Institute of the University of Connecticut Health Center (Farmington, USA) with Prof. Augustus D. Mazzocca and Prof. Robert A. Arciero. He acquired further knowledge during his specialty training at the University Hospital Munich with Prof. Andreas B. Imhoff following his residency. Dr. Beitzel obtained both of his degrees in Medicine (M.D.) and his Master in Sports Science (M.A.) from the University of Bonn, Germany.
His research interests focus on topics related to reconstructive shoulder surgery as well as biologic approaches to enhance tendon healing. He has authored and coauthored a multitude of internationally published and peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and regularly attends international conferences and meetings as an invited speaker and instructor. He is an established member of the following professional associations and serves as an active member in committees of: American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the Association for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), the German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE). He received the “medi Award” 2013 of the German Society for Arthroscopic Surgery for his paper entitled “Structural and Biomechanical Changes in Shoulders of Junior Javelin Throwers – A Multimodal Evaluation as a Proof of Concept for a Preventive Exercise Protocol” besides other awards for scientific papers and presentations.