Gian Salzmann is currently consultant at the Lower Extremity Unit of the Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland. He underwent his Orthopedics / Traumatology education at the Technical University of Munich with Professor Imhoff as well as at the Freiburg University with Professor Südkamp. He specializes in reconstructive knee and ankle joint surgery and holds research connections to Freiburg University, the AO Institute Davos, to the ETH in Zurich, to Basel University Hospital and to the Technical University Munich. His research focus is experimental Tissue Engineering using chondrocytes and stem cells and clinical outcome studies mostly following cartilage repair procedures also involving quantitative MR imaging methods. Gian has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Furthermore he is co-president of the “Freiburger Knorpeltage“ an annual meeting at Freiburg University which will have 7-year anniversary in 2018.