a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Fink (Specialist for Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Sports Traumatology,ÖAK Accredited Sports Medicine)
Born in Gmunden, he attended primary and secondary school in Upper Austria. He completed his studies in medicine at the University of Innsbruck where his particular interest in sports medicine and knee surgery had already become apparent.
In 1991, he received the academy degree of “Doctor of Medicine.” His dissertation concerned injuries to the cruciate ligaments. As part of his specialist training, he spent numerous periods in the United States and Australia. In 1998, Fink attained specialist doctor qualifications in trauma surgery and sports traumatology. Following a two year research stay at Duke University in the United States, he joined the faculty of the University of Innsbruck as a professor with his post-doctoral work titled “Pathology of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and the Menisci of the Knee Joint – Clinical and Experimental Studies.” The knee joint has remained the focus of his clinical and scientific activities.
His passion for scientific research has led to the foundation of the Research Unit for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention (OSMI) and the Surgical Skills Institute (SI) – an educational-, research- and traninigcenter for surgeons, students and scrub nurses.
Fink is an active member of numerous national and international associations and a sought after presenter at conferences. Over 200 publications and more than 500 presentations worldwide have made him one of the most renowned international specialists in his area.