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University Hospital Munster, Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery


About the Scholarship Center

The Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery of the Muenster University Hospital is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care, education and scientific research. The clinic covers the whole range of oral and maxillofacial surgery with special emphasis on traumatology, plastic reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial malformations, oncology and tumor surgery, oral implantology, orthognathic surgery, surgery of the TMJ, and esthetic surgery.

The department offers various special consulting sessions for patients with oral and cranio-maxillofacial diseases including one for patients with rare diseases. Numerous surgical interventions are performed in inpatients and outpatients. The medical staff is committed to providing the highest level of patient care. The team plays a major role in interdepartmental collaborations that include orthodontics, prosthetic dentistry, periodontology and conservative dentistry, neurosurgery, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pathology, human genetics, trauma and emergency surgery.

The main field of research is vascular biology of oral structures (VABOS). The department’s VABOS Research Group is an internationally renowned team working in the field of vascular pathology, imaging, cellular and molecular tissue regeneration, and therapeutic angiogenesis. The interdisciplinary team includes physicians, molecular biologists, biologists and physicists. Research is conducted in close cooperation with various institutes within Muenster University as well as with national and international groups working in this area. Other fields of research are bone regeneration, oral implants, oral cancer, craniofacial anomalies.

We are also working on a registry project of rare diseases with orofacial involvement (ROMSE). Besides educating dental and medical students and offering training in oral and maxillofacial Surgery (residency) as well as plastic surgery, the department offers continuing education courses on a regular basis.


Overview of clinical activities during the Scholarship year

The ITI Scholar will participate in the following clinical activities:

  • Treatment planning sessions
  • Observing clinical patient treatment

The Scholar's time will be allocated to the following activities as follows (estimate):

  • 40% patient care
  • 35% research
  • 25% education

Scholars are welcome to participate in all the department’s activities. They get insight into the treatment of outpatients and inpatients, ward work and join the surgeons in the OR. For insurance reasons, Scholars are not allowed to treat patients. Active involvement in research is desirable. Scholars may participate in all educational courses. The training program will be individually arranged with the candidate.


Special requirements for this Scholarship Center

Languages: English reading and listening comprehension, speaking and written expression. Language proficiency certificate: Toefl English B2. Knowledge of German is an advantage, but not required.

Visa: depends on the country of origin

Educational background: surgical experience (oral surgery)

Contact details

Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. Johannes Kleinheinz
University Hospital Münster
Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude W 30
48149 Münster
Email: [email protected]