Dr. Henry Hoffmann
Dr. Henry Hoffmann is a consultant surgeon at the clinic for visceral and general surgery at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. Born in 1977 he studied medicine between 1998 – 2005 at the University of Leipzig (Germany) and L’Aquila (Italy).
He began his surgical training in 2005 in Switzerland. Since 2009 he works at the University Hospital Basel. After gaining general surgical board certification in 2011 he conducted a clinical Fellowship at the Frimley Park Hospital (Frimley, Surrey, UK) in 2011/2012, where he was trained in colorectal, upper-GI and minimal invasive hernia surgery. Since 2013 he is staff surgeon at the clinic for general and visceral surgery at the University Hospital Basel and has lead several clinical programs, such as the implementation of the WHO surgical safety checklist, the application of the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) protocol and the quality improvement program in hernia surgery.
Dr. Hoffmann is reviewer of several international surgical journals and member of national and international surgical societies, such as SGC, SGVC, DGCH, DGAV, DHG and EHS.
During his clinical research fellowship in 2012/2013 at the “Martin-Allgöwer Foundation” (University Hospital Basel) he focused on surgical education, minimal-invasive surgery, virtual reality simulation and hernia surgery. In the field of hernia surgery Dr. Hoffmann is especially interested in minimal-invasive hernia surgery and the repair of large ventral hernias.
Together with his colleague PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff he is the founder of the Swiss Hernia Days.