Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology and Head of Research Chair Knee Unit, Consultant Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Kantonsspital Baselland (Bruderholz, Liestal, Laufen) Switzerland.
He became a board certified specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2011. He completed a 12 months clinical and research fellowship at the Imperial College London, UK under Prof. Justin Cobb and Prof. Andrew Amis. In addition, he spent a 3 months knee fellowship in Melbourne, Australia with John Bartlett. Prof. Hirschmann went on several fellowships such as the ESSKA-APOSSM Travelling Fellowship 2012, the AGA European Arthroscopy Fellowship 2011 and the EFORT Visiting Fellowship 2010, which he spent with Dr. Timo Järvelä in Tampere, Finland.
In September 2013 he was appointed Head of Knee Surgery at the Kantonsspital Baselland (Bruderholz, Liestal, Laufen), Switzerland. Since July 2010 he leads the research department at the Kantonsspital Baselland (Bruderholz). For their research his group was awarded numerous awards such as the Swiss Quality Award 2013, the ESSKA Basic Science Poster Award 2012, 2nd AGA Poster Award 2013 and the EANM Young Investigator Award 2013.
His research focus has been on diagnostics and treatment of knee injuries involving the cartilage, meniscus or ligaments, diagnostics and treatment of patients with OA and in particular on unhappy patients after knee arthroplasty surgery. Another major research focus lies on the evaluation and development of 3D imaging such as CT, MRI and SPECT/CT on orthopaedic purposes.
He published >100 original articles and book chapters in these areas. Michael has been a member of ESSKA since 2007 and has been active in the ESSKA arthroscopy committee. He is also a member of AAOS, ACL Study Group, AGA, DGOOC, DKG, EKA, EORS, GOTS and ISAKOS.