Dr. Rainer Gruessner is an expert in the field transplantation surgery. He is the former Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Transplantation and Director of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery at the University of Arizona. Although he has spent most of his career practicing within the United States of America, he received his education in Germany.
He obtained his medical degree and his medical thesis (“summa cum laude) from the Johannes Gutenberg University School of Medicine in Mainz, Germany, in 1983. He obtained his professorial thesis (“Habilitation”) from the Philipps University in Marburg, Germany in 1991.
Dr. Rainer Gruessner did his residency at the Johannes Gutenberg University before completing a fellowship in transplantation surgery at the University of Minnesota.