Dr. Andreas Imhoff, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon in Dubai

Prof. Dr. Andreas B. Imhoff

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

English & German

Prof. Andreas Imhoff, a Visiting Consultant at Adam Vital Hospital in Dubai is a world-renowned Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon from Germany with more than 40 years of experience.  

Prof. Imhoff served from April 1996 until March 2022 as the Director & Chairman of the Department of Sports Medicine at the Technical University Munich. Prof. Andreas Imhoff graduated from Basel University in 1980 and completed his Orthopaedic residency at the Balgrist University Hospital in the University of Zurich under the direction of Prof. Adam Schreiber, Prof. Hans Zollinger, Prof. Christian Gerber between 1983 and 1996. A one-year Exchange Fellowship Program with the University of Pittsburgh (USA) between 1994 to 1995 offered him the opportunity to work at the University’s prestigious Center of Sports Medicine under the direction of top league surgeons such as Prof. Freddie Fu, Prof. Jon J.P. Warner, Prof. Chris Harner and at the Musculoskeletal Research Center under the direction of Professor Savio L.Y. Woo. 

He specializes in Complex Knee, Shoulder and Orthopaedic Sports Surgeries having performed more than 20,000 successful procedures on patients from across the globe to date. He has won several International Awards for his unmatchable contribution to the field of Orthopaedics & Traumatology and serves as a global expert and scientific advisor for Orthopaedics Sports Medicine. By association with Adam Vital Hospital-a Specialized Orthopaedic and Neuro Spine Facility in Dubai, Prof. Imhoff brings the best of Orthopaedic medicine to the Gulf region. 



  • Minimally Invasive Arthroscopy of the Elbow, Shoulder and Knee.
  • Joint Replacements and Revision Arthroplasties.
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.


  • Editor of journals like Arthroscopy, Operative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (OOT).
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES), Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA).
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) and Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine (OAJSM) as an editor in chief. 
  • Publications since 1979 until June 2021.
  • He edited 38 books and published over 511journal articles, cited in pubmed (IF 2018:169,3, Research Gate: 907publications RG Score 48.99 h-index 60).


  • Honorary Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America AANA, 2004.
  • Miembro Honorario Sociedad Argentina de Cirurgiade Hombro y Codo, 2006.
  • Malaysian Federal Honorary Award, 2010.
  • Honorary-Award given by His Majesty Tuanku Mizan(DATUK).
  • Honorary Member of the German Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), 2013.
  • Honorary member of Indian Arthroscopic SocietyIAS, 2014.
  • OTIF Award 2019 of Orthopaedic Legends (StephenSnyder, John Garrett, David Altchek, Andreas Imhoff), Naples 20.1.2019. 
  • Honorary member and MEM Lecture Swiss Orthopaedics 24.6.2021.


  • Founder, Former Congress Chair, Former President, Former General Secretary and Active Member of German Society of Arthroscopyand Joint Surgery (AGA) Board of Directors of German Society of Orthopaedics (DGOOC).
  • Member of German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (DGOU).
  • Chairman and Past Chairman of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).
  • Member of Swiss Society for Orthopaedics (SGO) 
  • Member of European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 
  • Member of European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (SECEC) 
  • Member of American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 
  • Member of German Society for Shoulder and Elbow(DVSE) 
  • Member of German Society for Traumatology (DGU) 
  • Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) 
  • Member of the Board of Association of Orthopedic Research (AFOR) 
  • Member of the Board of German Knee Society (DKG) 
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