Peter Angele is an internationally well known knee specialist. His main focus is the regenerative treatment of knee injuries to ligaments, meniscus and hyaline cartilage.
Since 2008 he became a partner in the highly specialized institution „sporthopaedicum“. At the same time he was a consultant in the Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital of Regensburg with focus on regenerative knee surgery. Since July 2010 he fullfills a professorship position for „Regenerative Joint Therapy“ at the University Hospital Regensburg.
Cartilage regeneration has also been his main research interest. From 1997 to 1999 he spent a DFG sponsored research fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. His research focus was stem cell based chondrogenic differentiation and mechanobiology. After his return to the University Hospital Regensburg he continued with basic and translational research by establishing an own research group with currently more than 10 team members. Over the last 10 years this group published more than 60 peer reviewed, medline listed papers with the focus on stem cell based cartilage and meniscus regeneration.
Since 2010 he has been the director of the FIFA Excellence Centre in Regensburg. The research focus within this responsibility is the prevention and the optimized treatment of cartilage and ligamentous injuries of the athletes.