Armin Koller, MD - CV

University education at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster.

Dissertation on “Skeletal Age and Growth Prognosis in Children with Lower Leg Deformities”

Surgical training from 1991 to 1998 implying general surgery, neurosurgery and general orthopaedics.

Board certified orthopaedic surgeon since 1998

Special training at the 'Department of Technical Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation' (WWU): Conservative and surgical treatment with emphasis on congenital lower leg malformations, neuromuscular disorders, amputation medicine and diabetic foot syndrome

Since July 2008: Chief of Division of Technical Orthopaedics, co-chief of Interdisciplinary Diabetic Foot Centre at Mathias-Hospital Rheine, Northrine-Westfalia, Germany

National Guideline Work:

  • Committee member for "Rehabilitation after major lower leg amputations"
  • Taskforce member for "Risk stratification, shoes & orthotics in the diabetic foot syndrome"

Course Director:

  • Annual course "International Course on The Neuropathic Osteoarthropathic Foot ", Rheine
  • Annual course "The neuropathic foot", German Foot and Ankle Society, Münster
  • Biannual course “The Charcot foot”, Society for Foot and Ankle Surgery, Aachen (with R. Springfeld)
  • Editorial Board Diabetic Foot and Ankle
  • Fuß und Sprunggelenk (German Foot and Ankle)
  • North American Travelling-Fellowship 2001, sponsored by Section of Technical Orthopaedics, German Orthopaedic Association
  • Ilizarov Award of Excellence at the 5th Annual International External Fixation Symposium 2009, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Medical Societies:

  • German Orthopaedic Association
  • Association for Foot Surgery
  • International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • German Foot & Ankle Association