Martin Hessmann

Professor and Director of the Department of Traumatology, Orthopaedics, Fulda Hospital

Prof. Dr. med. Habil. Martin Henri Hessmann, MD, PhD, FEBS

Born on 27.04.1963 in Gent (Belgium)

1981 – 1988: Medical studies at the Gent State University (Belgium)

1988: Promotion in medicine 

1988 – 1993: Training in general surgery 

1993 – 1995: Training in Trauma Surgery at the Philipps-University, Marburg (Germany) 

1997-2008: Senior Registrar at the department of Trauma Surgery at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (Germany) 

Since 01.08.2008: Director of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. Academic Teaching Hospital Fulda, Germany (Level 1 Trauma Center)

Since 2010: Teaching Professorship at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany, and at the Philipps-University, Marburg

2000: European Board of Surgery Qualification in Traumatology (EBSQ)

2003: PhD-thesis on the biomechanical properties of fixed-angle implant systems in fractures of the proximal humerus

Fellowship: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital Bern, Switzerland (Prof. Ganz)
Special topics of interest: Surgery of the pelvis, acetabulum, and hip joint

Polytrauma management

Joint replacement 

Intramedullary nailing 

Reconstructive surgery of the musculoskeletal system


Editor of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Reviewer of Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery

and other journals

Author of 135 scientific publications

Editor and Author of Text Book: Intramedullary Nailing (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 2015)

Member of: German Trauma Society

German Orthopaedic and Trauma Society

Intramedullary Nailing Expert Group (INEG) of the AO/ASIF-Foundation

Lower Extremity Global Expert Group (LEGEC) of the AO/ASIF-Foundation

Vice-President of the EBSQ (European Board of Surgery Qualification) of the UEMS (since 2021)