Christian Fink

Specialist in trauma surgery, sports traumatology, orthopedics and traumatology, ÖAK diploma in sports medicine

Born in Gmunden, he attended primary and secondary school in Upper Austria. He completed his studies in medicine at the University of Innsbruck where his particular interest in sports medicine and knee surgery had already become apparent. In 1991, he received the academic degree of “Doctor of Medicine.” His dissertation concerned injuries to the cruciate ligaments. As part of his specialist training, he spent numerous periods in the United States and Australia. In 1998, Fink attained specialist doctor qualifications in trauma surgery and sports traumatology. Following a two-year research stay at Duke University in the United States, he joined the faculty of the University of Innsbruck as a professor with his post-doctoral work titled “Pathology of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and the Menisci of the Knee Joint — Clinical and Experimental Studies”. The knee joint has remained the focus of his clinical and scientific activities.

Christian Fink is a sought after presenter at national and international conferences. Over 100 publications and more than 400 presentations worldwide have made him one of the most renowned international specialists in his area.

National memberships

  • ÖGS (Austrian Society for Sports Medicine)
  • Austrian Society for Alpine and Altitude Medicine
  • ÖGU (Austrian Society for Trauma Surgery)

International memberships

  • ESSKA (European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) —
  • member of the “Arthroscopy committee”
  • AGA (Society for Arthroscopic and Joint Surgery)
  • Board Member (2002 – 2011), President (2007 – 2009)
  • ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society)
  • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
  • AOSSM (American Society of Sports Medicine) —
  • Honorary Member
  • ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)
  • Member of the Arthroscopy Committee
  • Magellan Society
  • ACL Study Group
  • GOTS (Society for Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Sports Medicine)