Professor Sailer’s professional career

Professor Dr. Hermann F. Sailer is the founder and chief physician of the clinic bearing his name. He is one of the world’s most experienced experts in the field of maxillofacial surgery, successfully performing thousands of complicated operations in over thirty years at Zurich University Hospital and at his own clinic.

Academic titles

Full Professor for Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology of the Masticatory System (University Zurich, Switzerland)

Dr. med. (University of Erlangen, Germany)

Dr. med. dent. (University of Erlangen, Germany)

Dr. med. et chir. h. c., (University of Naples, Italy)

Dr. med. dent. h. c. (University of Athens, Greece)

Dr. sc. h. c. (University of Chennai, India)

Dr. med. et pharm. h. c. (University of Timisoara, Romania)

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England h. c.

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh h. c.

Professor of the Scuola Internazionale di Odontoiatria, University of Rome

Consultant titles

Consultant for oral and maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery (Germany)

Consultant for jaw and maxillofacial surgery FMH (Switzerland)

Consultant dentist for oral surgery (Switzerland)

Current activity

Since 2001 Prof. Sailer has been running his own private clinic "Klinik Professor Sailer" in Zurich. During this time, he continued the development of the surgical method for the cure of "obstructive sleep apnea". In the meantime, this surgery is a routine intervention at Professor Sailer's clinic and not only heals the sleep apnea, but also prevents health consequences such as heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, dementia, etc.

In addition, other methods of surgery for other diseases have also been developed.

Professional career (short version)

1972 – 2014 368 scientific papers

2013 Opening of the Cleft Centre in Lahore, Pakistan

2013 Opening of the Klinik Prof. Sailer in Bad Ragaz

2012 Opening of the new Cleft Clinic in Kerala, India

2012 Humanitarian Life Time Achievement Award (ICPF)

- International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation -

2009 Honorary doctorate, University of Timisoara, Romania

2007 Honorary doctorate, University of Chennai, India

2001 Opening of the Klinik Prof. Sailer Zürich, Switzerland

2000 Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

1999 Membership of the Armenian Academy of Medical Sciences

1996 Membership of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

(oldest scientific association in the world)

1996 Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England

1995 Honorary doctorate, University of Naples, Italy

1994 Honorary doctorate, University of Athens, Greece

1989 - 1994 Medical Director of the University of Zurich School of Dentistry (ZZM)

1987 Ordinarius (ord. Prof.) and clinical director of the Clinic for Oral

and Maxillofacial Surgery of Zurich University Hospital

1985 Extraordinarius (ao Prof.) of the University of Zurich

1985 Swiss consultant specialist for maxillofacial surgery

1983 - 2006 16 academic honorary memberships

1981 Facial plastic surgery, Boston USA

1980 Academic teaching qualification, University of Zurich

1979 Wassmund Prize from the German Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

1978 German consultant specialist in maxillofacial surgery

1976/77 Research Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

1972 - 2001 Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Zurich

1971 - 1972 General surgery and traumatology, University of Würzburg

1968 - 1971 Dentistry training, University of Erlangen

1962 - 1968 Medical training University of Erlangen

Special awards

1994 Doctor h. c., University of Athens

1995 Doctor h. c., University of Naples

1996 Fellow of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS) h. c.

1996 Professor of the Scuola Internazionale di Odontoiatria,

University of Rome

1996 Membership of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (oldest scientific association in the world)

1998 Membership of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences

1999 Membership of the Armenian Academy of Surgical Sciences

2000 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) h. c.

2003 Honorary member of the Spanish Association OMS

1983 - 2006 16 further honorary memberships

2007 Dr. sc. h. c., University of Chennai, India

2009 Dr. med. et pharm. h. c., University of Timisoara, Romania

2012 Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award (ICPF)

Further awards

Wassmund Prize from the German Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1979

Scientific award from the German Association of Dental Medicine for the best publication 1979

Invited to give 180 honorary lectures

2014 European CEO Award for the Best Private Medical Health Care Provider in Europe

Honorary lectures (selection)

President's Lecture: British Dental Association 1979

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 1988

President's Lecture: British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 1991

President's Lecture: International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 1995

Osborn Memorial Lecture 1995, Iowa, USA

Charles Tomes Lecture of the Royal College of Surgeons 2000

Ginwalla Oration of the Society of OMFS of India 2001

President's Lecture: Asian Congress of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2002, Mumbai

President's Lecture: European Congress of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 2006, Barcelona

President's Lecture: Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2006, Calcutta

In addition 180 other invited lectures

Publications

407 publications from all areas of cranio-maxillofacial surgery

Monograph: Transplantation of Lyophilized Cartilage in Maxillofacial Surgery: Experimental Foundations and Clinical Success.
Karger, Basel 1983

Atlas der Oralen Chirurgie [Atlas of Oral Surgery]
Thieme, Stuttgart 1996
(co-author: Dr. G. Pajarola)
(editions: German 1996, Italian 1997, Spanish 1997, English 1998, Portuguese 1998, Greek 2000, Turkish 2004)
2009: second edition

Academic editing

Editorial section editor Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

Editorial board member American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Editorial board member, magazine of the German Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Editorial board member Odontoiatria Oggi

Editorial board member of Rev. Española de Cirurgia Oral y Maxillofacial

International consultant American Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Editor of the yearbooks for Swiss Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Further functions

Treasurer of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery 1980 – 1994, again since 1997

President of the Swiss Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1987 – 1991

General Secretary of the Swiss Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1991 – 1997

President of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 1994 – 1996

Founding president of the Swiss Society for Orofacial Laser Medicine

Co-Founder of the Swiss Society for Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment and Orofacial Anomalies 1997

President of the 1st World Cleft Congress (Cleft 2000) July 1–5, Zurich, Switzerland

Co-founder of the Swiss Society for Oral Surgery and Stomatology

President of the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation, later Cleft-Children International (CCI)

Establishment of five clinics for treatment of facial anomalien(2001–2008) in India, one in Romania (2006), three in Africa (since 2011), one in Pakistan.

International consultant for Medical One for the training of plastic surgeons (2005–2007)

Established Cleft-Kinder-Hilfe Professor Hermann Sailer Stiftung GmbH, Hannover 2005, to help cleft children