Patrick Vavken is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in practice in Zurich Switzerland and affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He received his MD from the Medical University of Vienna and trained in orthopedic surgery and trauma surgery in Austria and Switzerland. He also completed fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopy in the US.
Parallel to his medical training, Dr Vavken received a Masters degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of London and LSHTM and served as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.
His clinical and research interests cover a wide array of topics in orthopedic sports medicine, but he focuses on elbow and shoulder surgery. Over the years, he has gather special, in-depth experience in the treatment of joint instabilities and adolescent athletes. Dr Vavken has published 100+ peer-reviewed articles and numerous other contributions to books and educational materials. He is active in a number of professional sports medicine societies.