Christoph Erggelet is an orthopaedic surgeon in Zurich/Switzerland affiliated with the Department for Orthopeadic Surgery and Traumatology, University Medical Center, University of Freiburg/Germany. He received his MD in 1986 and passed the board exam for Orthopeadic Surgery in 1993. A PhD was granted by the University of Essen/Germany in 1987.
Since 2002 he is faculty member of the University Medical School, University of Freiburg Germany. Research interests focus on biologic regeneration of joint function, eg culture of autologous chondrocytes, meniscus regeneration and ligament repair. He served as a founding board member of the Bio Valley initiative, a tri-national tissue engineering group, which enabled the setup of a licenced GMP laboratory at the university of Freiburg. International collaborations included board membership of the EU-funded EUROCELL program and the international Cartilage Repair Registry. Recent research has been done on stress loading of cartilage defects and stability of biodegradable scaffolds in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich/Switzerland.
Christoph Erggelet is member of ICRS since the foundation in 1997 and served as a board member. He was President of ICRS for the term office 2013-2015.