Professor Dr. med. Robert Hierner

Consultant Hand & Plastic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

English, French, German & Dutch

Professor Robert Hierner is one of the most distinguished Hand Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons from Germany with an excellent international reputation and over 33 years of professional experience at renowned universities and institutions around the world.

Born in Munich/Bavaria,Germany, he completed his certifications, specializations, fellowships, and practice in various parts of Germany, France, US, UK, and Belgium.

Due to a broad education in national and international top centres and many decades of experience, Hand Surgery & Hand Medicine, as well as Plastic, Aesthetic, Reconstructive Surgery & Regenerative Medicine, are carried out at the highest level. Professor Robert Hierner is a:

  • He is the pioneer for the expansion of Hand Surgery to Hand Medicine. Professor Hierner is one of the leading Hand Surgeons in the field of Hand Aging and Hand Rejuvenation worldwide.
  • International leader in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery: Extensive experience in performing challenging plastic surgical operations encompassing aesthetic and(multidisciplinary) reconstructive surgeries after trauma and tumor resection.
  • Pioneer in Body Contouring after massive weight loss (Bari-Plastic Surgery)
  • World authority in modern holistic Scar Care

Prof. Robert Hierner is recognized for practicing alongside a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and other specialists to deliver patient-focused care, including surgical services, inpatient, and outpatient consultations. He is always committed to patient safety, delivering exemplary results, and ensuring patients have a positive experience.

Besides his clinical skills, he is renown as an outstanding academic teacher as a Professor for Plastic Surgery and an editor of the five-volume standard textbook for Plastic Surgery in German, and the two-volume standard textbook of Hand Surgery in German, as well as several textbooks in English.

Prof. Hierner has a Senior Consultant level of medical and organizational expertise based on 25 years of experience in leading roles. He is commercially aware, constantly increases his level of knowledge, and recently enrolled in the Chief Medical Officer Program, Emory Executive Education at Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

Professor Hierner brings the best of Hand Surgery & Hand Medicine and Plastic Surgery & Regenerative Medicine to the Gulf region.



  • 1990 MBBS: Ludwig-Maximilians-UniversityMunich/Germany
  • 1992 Medical Doctorate in Plastic Surgery,Ludwig Maximilians University Munich/Germany (summa cum laude)
  • 1992 University Diploma in Microsurgery,Claude Bernard University Lyon/France
  • 1997 GermanBoard Plastic Surgery (Facharzt für Plastische Chirurgie)
  • 1999 PhDin Plastic Surgery (Habilitation), Medizinische Hochschule Hannover/Germany
  • 2000 German Board Hand Surgery
  • 2004 Belgian Board Oncology Surgery
  • 2005 Professor and Chair Plastic Surgery, Catholic University Leuven/Belgium
  • 2008 Professor and Chair Plastic Surgery, University of Duisburg Essen/Germany
  • 2018 University Diploma in BariplasticSurgery, Descartes University Paris/France
  • 2022 Chief Medical Officer Program, EmoryExecutive Education at Emory University's Goizueta Business School Atlanta GA/USA


  • 1991 : Fellowship of the Commission of the European Community Programm Science (ERB4001GT910353)
  • 1992 : Medical Dissertation (Ph.D.)
    “Vascularized fibula transfer, literature review and experimental modifications” Ludwig Maximilians-University Munich/Germany(Grade: summa cum laude)
  • 1998 : Young Plastic Surgeon Scholarship of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS)
  • 1999 : Habilitation (Venialegendi/Lecturer): “The allogenic composed nerve graft from the new-born” Medical University Hannover/Germany
  • 2001 : Award of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM)
  • 2001 : CYTONET Fellowship: Shriners Hospital for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston/MA, U.S.A. Tissue engineering peripheral nerve
  • 2005 : “Master Class in Plastic Surgery” Award of the European Journal of Plastic Surgery “Long-term results after total and subtotal macroamputations of the upper limb”
  • 2005 : Nomination Chair and Professor Plastic Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 2008 : Nomination Chair and Professor Plastic Surgery, University of Essen-Duisburg, Germany
  • 2010 : Guest Professorship Medical Faculty of the University of Timisoara, Romania
  • 2011 : Guest Professorship Medical Faculty of the University, Esperanza University Guatemala City, Guatemala


  • Hand Surgery in the elderly (Aging Hand & Hand Rejuvenation)
  • Trauma and Defect reconstruction hand and upper limb, including replantation.
  • Rheumatoid Hand
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery & Congenital hand deformities
  • Peripheral nerve and brachial plexus (Carpal tunnel syndrome, …)
  • Tumor
  • Dupuytren
  • Total joint replacement at the hand and wrist
  • Regenerative Medicine


  • Emirates Medical Assoziation
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen(DGPRÄC)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Handchirurgie (DGH)
  • Deutschsprachige Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Handchirurgie (DAH)
  • Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)
  • Deutschsprachige Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mikrochirurgie der peripheren Nerven und Gefäße (DAM)
  • Groupe pour l`Avancement de la Microchirurgie (GAM)
  • World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verbrennungsmedizin (DGV)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie (DGOT)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie (DGU) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie(DGC)
  • Berufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen e.V. (BDC)
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband


  • Credited with numerous publications and presentations,facilitating industry best practices in extending quality patient care,including authorship of standard Textbooks - “Plastic Surgery” in 5 volumes and "Hand Surgery" in 2 volumes, and the standard textbook of defect coverage at the hand and upper Limb. 
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