MD PHD MHBA FAWM
Prof.Dr.Volker Schöffl is an Adjunct Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and Adjoint Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (WMS) and a German Board certified General Surgeon as well as an Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. He also holds Board degrees for Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
Dr.Schöffl’s academic focus is on extreme sports medicine, climbing injuries, biomechanics of the hand, alpine and wilderness medicine and surgery in developing countries. He is section head of the Center of Sportsmedicine at the Klinikum Bamberg, Germany and heading a medical partnership program with the Khamouane Provincial Hospital in Thakhek, Laos, where he also regularily practises. He is a member of the Medical Commissions of the UIAA and the IFSC, as well as the Safety Commission of the German Alpine Club. He is the team physician to the German Climbing Team and to the German Skimountainering Team.
Dr.Schöffl went to medical School at Ruhr University of Bochum, University of the Witwatersrand of Johannesburg and Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg, where he received his M.D.. He continued his academical carear at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg were he completed his habilitation in 2007 and became Associate and later Adjunct Professor. He is also an Adjoint Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA and a Visiting Professor at the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences, Leeds Becket University, UK.