Prof Dr. Robert Hierner

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand Surgery & Regenerative Medicine, Burn Center
Area of Expertise
  • Bariatric plastic surgery (body contouring after massive weight loss)
    (Interdisciplinary) Reconstructive surgery
  • Aesthetic/Cosmetic surgery
  • Scar treatment and revision
  • Breast surgery
  • Pediatric plastic surgery
  • Comprehensive wound care
  • Plastic surgery in the elderly
  • Regenerative medicine
Hand Surgery & Hand Medicine
  • Hand surgery in the elderly
  • Trauma and defect reconstruction of hand and upper limb, including replantation
    Rheumatoid hand
  • Pediatric hand surgery & congenital hand deformities
  • Peripheral nerve and brachial plexus (Carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.)
  • Tumor
  • Dupuytren
More About Doctor

Professor Robert Hierner is one of the most distinguished Plastic Surgeons and Hand Surgeons with an excellent international reputation and over 30 years of professional experience at renowned universities and institutions around the world.
He is extensively educated in reputed global institutes in plastic, aesthetics, reconstructive surgery & regenerative medicine, and hand surgery & hand medicine. He has vast experience in performing challenging plastic surgical operations encompassing aesthetic and (multidisciplinary) reconstructive surgeries after trauma and tumor resection.
Besides his clinical skills, he is known as an outstanding academic teacher, a professor of plastic surgery, and an editor of the five-volume standard textbook for Plastic Surgery in German, and a two-volume standard textbook on Hand Surgery in German, as well as several textbooks in English. Due to his interest in academics, he has enrolled in the Chief Medical Officer Program, Emory Executive Education at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
Qualifications
  • MBBS, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich/Germany, 1990
  • Medical Doctorate in Plastic Surgery, Ludwig Maximilians-University Munich/Germany (summa cum laude), 1992
  • University Diploma in Microsurgery, Claude Bernard University Lyon/France, 1992
  • German Board Plastic Surgery (Facharzt für Plastische Chirurgie), 1997
  • PhD in Plastic Surgery (Habilitation), Medizinische Hochschule, Hannover/Germany, 1999
  • German Board Hand Surgery, 2000
  • Belgian Board Oncology Surgery, 2004
  • Professor and Chair Plastic Surgery, Catholic University, Leuven/Belgium, 2005
  • University Diploma in Bariplastic Surgery, Descartes University, Paris/France, 2018
  • Chief Medical Officer Program, Emory Executive Education, Emory University’s
  • Goizueta Business School, Atlanta GA/USA, 2022

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