Dr. med.
Wolfram Wenz
Dr. med. Wolfram Wenz

Expert in orthopaedics
and trauma surgery,
expert in foot surgery
and paediatric orthopaedics

"As an expert in my field, I would like to make my many years of experience available to people in the form of top quality treatment and expert advice.

My specialisation in the field of foot surgery
is related to my fundamental fascination
with healthy walking: Walking is quality of life –
and simply the basis for everything to do with movement.

And I can help people precisely in this area and actively support them with my know-how."

You can find more information about me here


Clinical history

Establishment of EXPERTS FIRST

01 / 03 / 2013
Started work at the joint centre of the ATOS Clinic in Heidelberg

01 / 08 / 2008
Appointed head of the paediatric orthopaedics and foot surgery section

01 / 05 / 2006
Appointed consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics II at the Orthopaedic University Clinic of Heidelberg

01 / 08 / 2002
Appointed senior physician in the Department of Orthopaedics II at the Orthopaedic University Clinic of Heidelberg

06 / 2001 – 08 / 2001
Consultant in the paediatric orthopaedics department at Altona Children's Hospital in Hamburg, returned to the Heidelberg University Orthopaedic Clinic for family reasons

20 / 09 / 2000
Recognition as an orthopaedic specialist

01 / 02 / 1996
Scientific employee (assistant doctor) at the Orthopaedic University Clinic in Heidelberg

05 / 1994
Observation and lecture with Prof. Dr. P. Ghosh at Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Laboratories in Sydney

08 / 1994 – 01 / 1996
Junior doctor in the surgical department of the Deaconess Hospital Karlsruhe-Rüppurr


03 / 1991 – 11 / 1993
Medical dissertation at the Orthopaedic University Clinic Heidelberg under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. F. U. Niethard: "The extra-articular, intraosseous drilling of the patella with patellar pain syndrome - a prospective clinical study in humans."
"Magna cum laude"

04 / 1988 – 04 / 1994
Human medicine at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, graduation within a minimum period of study

Awards and memberships

05 / 2002
Awarded the Carl Rabl Prize 2001 by the Association of South German Orthopaedists together with Dr. med. Leonhard Döderlein and Dr. med. Urs Schneider for the book "Planovalgus foot"

05 / 2000
2. Publication award of the Orthopaedic University Hospital Heidelberg for the publication: "Ultrastructural findings after intraarticular application of hyaluronan in a canine model of joint arthropathy." J Orthop Res 2000 18(4): 604-612

09 / 1999
EFORT Travelling Fellowship in Switzerland

1. 05 / 02
1st European travel grant from the Association for Paediatric Orthopaedics (VKO)

2. 04 / 07
USA travel grant from the German Association for Foot and Ankle e.V. (DAF)

Membership of professional societies:

Berufsverband der Ärzte für Orthopädie (Professional Association of Orthopaedic Doctors)

Ordentliches Mitglied in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und orthopädische Chirurgie (Full member of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery)

Deutsche Assoziation für Fuß und Sprunggelenk e.V. (German Foot and Ankle Association)

European Foot and Ankle Society

Leading Medicine Guide
Dr. Wolfram Wenz Experts First

Three questions for Dr. med. Wolfram Wenz

Dr. Wenz, how did you arrive at your current profession?

“I was very ambitious as a child, and wanted to be the best in one particular area. This didn't quite happen in sport, art and music,. On the search for my personal expertise, I finally found what I was looking for in orthopaedics. I take great pleasure in actively improving the quality of life of my patients. Because pain-free walking is unbelievably important for our everyday lives, our profession, and ultimately our happiness.”

What made you decide to set up a joint practice with Prof. Akbar?

“It's simply always better if there are two of you – particularly when you've known each other for as long as we have. We have been friends for more than 20 years. Not only do we have a common interest in orthopedics, we also have a similar temperament. And I would describe that as follows: authentic, ambitious, charmingly "unscrupulous", but also responsible and always driven by the major desire to be among the best in our field.”

What do you pay particular attention to when dealing with your patients?

“At EXPERTS FIRST, we pay particular attention to the following values when dealing with our patients: Friendliness and authenticity in communication, honest advice – punctuality, reliability and availability at all times. With us everything really is geared towards one hundred percent patient satisfaction - there is no way that we would be satisfied with anything less.”


Patient (47 years old)

“Dr. Wenz operated on my right foot over a year ago. Long walks and even lots of dancing – I can do all of that again without problems. Everything without foot pain and wearing normal shoes! I could never have imagined that I could ever do that again. I marvel at my foot every day. Dr. Wenz was the first and only doctor to assure me that I would have a better quality of life after the operation. And he kept his promise - for which I thank him with all my heart!”

Patient (26 years old)

“My parents and I became aware of Dr. Wenz when we watched the TV show "The Bone Docs". After a very nice personal meeting with Dr. Wenz, everything happened very quickly: a professional diagnosis, a prompt surgery appointment and the expert prognosis that my feet would improve significantly after surgical correction. The operations on both of my feet were carried out without any complications whatsoever, and with visible success! That is why I am really very grateful to Dr. Wenz – also for the personal attention that helped me a great deal throughout the entire process. My greatest wish now is that I can learn to walk with normal shoes, without any aids. And this is absolutely possible thanks to Dr. Wenz. Stay healthy Dr. Wenz, so that many more patients will benefit from your surgical skills!”