Prof. Dr. Dr. Nils-Claudius Gellrich is holding a director and chairman position at the Hannover Medical School, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in Hannover/ Germany, since October 2004.
Starting in 1982, he studied both dentistry and medicine at the Christian-AlbrechtsUniversity in Kiel, Germany. After acquiring his license as D.M.D. in 1987 and as M.D. in 1989, he started his specialist training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the RuhrUniversity Bochum, Germany, in 1990. He obtained his board certification for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in January 1994 and the qualification in Regional Plastic Surgery in 1996. In 1997 he became the deputy of the chairman at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. In the course of his career, Prof. Gellrich was appointed three times to Chairman Positions at Maxillofacial Surgery Departments, i.e. Frankfurt, Hannover, Zürich. He is very active in research with 287 pubmed-listed papers; his major research interests are focusing on tissue engineering or prefabrication, computer-assisted planning using virtual models in craniofacial surgery and intraoperative navigation for complex reconstructive surgery and patient-specific implants. Prof. Gellrich is an experienced national and international lecturer and teacher. He has been invited as speaker at numerous scientific meetings and conferences world-wide and is faculty member and chairman at multiple national and international conferences, workshops and courses, especially on osteosynthesis, reconstructive craniofacial surgery, microvascular reconstruction, dental implantology, patient-specific implants and functionalized implants.