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    Rainer Gruessner is an accomplished surgeon who was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona’s College of Med… Read More
    Rainer Gruessner is an accomplished surgeon who was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in 2007. He attended the School of Medicine at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, and graduated in 1983. Rainer Gruessner MD previously served as the Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he was also the Director of the Intestinal Transplant Program. Read Less
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Rainer Gruessner is a highly skilled surgeon who was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in 2007. He is also an authority on surgical treatment options for diabetes mellitus using beta-cell replacement therapies such as pancreas and islet transplantation.
Rainer Gruessner is a leading authority on transplant options for patients with diabetes mellitus that include pancreas, islet, and kidney transplantation. He describes insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus as an extremely crippling and often life-threatening and life-shortening disease that can lead to a host of serious secondary complications including heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, blindness, and amputations of major limbs.
Rainer Gruessner has received many accolades during the course of his medical career. Since moving to Arizona, he received the Diabetes Cure Award from the Arizona Chapter of the American Diabetes Association and Physician of the Year from the Pima County Medical Association, among others.
Rainer Gruessner: is the 2014 President-elect of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Also in Arizona, he received the Physician of the Year Award from the Pima County Medical Association in 2011.
Rainer Gruessner received his medical education at the School of Medicine at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, where he graduated in 1983. He completed his “summa cum laude” Doctoral Thesis at the same institution also in 1983. He is currently a Professor of Surgery and Immunology at the University of Arizona.
Rainer Gruessner was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in 2007, where he also served as the Surgical Director of its HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Program and the Surgical Director of its Abdominal Transplant Program.
Rainer Gruessner is a world renowned transplant surgeon who was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona. He also served as the Surgical Director of its HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Program, and is a Professor of Surgery and Immunology.
Rainer Gruessner is a surgeon at the University of Arizona, and is a Board member for numerous prestigious professional journals, including Pancreatic Disorders and Therapy, the Journal of Investigative Surgery, Clinical Transplantation, and Transplant International.
Rainer Gruessner is an internationally reputed transplant surgeon, belongs to numerous professional societies, and is an authority on all types of abdominal organ transplants and transplant immunology. He is a Professor of Surgery and Immunology at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine.
Rainer Gruessner is an internationally reputed transplant surgeon who belongs to numerous professional transplant societies including the Cellular Transplantation Society, the Intestinal Transplant Association (ITA), the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS), the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), The Transplantation Society (TTS), the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA), the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA), and the American Society of Transplant Physicians (ASTP).
Rainer Gruessner has received his medical education and surgical training/specialization at academic institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Due to his international background he is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He is a member of over 20 professional societies including the most prestigious societies in the fields of surgery and transplantation.
Rainer Gruessner is a Professor of Surgery and Immunology at the University of Arizona, where he was appointed Chairman of the Surgery Department in its College of Medicine in 2007. He also served as the Surgical Director of the HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Program and the Surgical Director of the Abdominal Transplant Program.
Rainer Gruessner is a Professor of Surgery and Immunology at the University of Arizona, where he was appointed as the Chairman of the Surgery Department in its College of Medicine in 2007. Previously, he served as a Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota
Rainer Gruessner has an impressive professional background that includes professorships at the University of Minnesota and the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, and a senior lectureship-equivalent at the Philipps-Universität in Marburg, Germany. He was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in 2007.
Rainer Gruessner was the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota and has served as the Chairman of the Departments of Surgery at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Arizona.
Rainer Gruessner says that nothing is impossible in medicine, and that he never takes NO for an answer, because he has learned that determination and tenaciousness can overcome hurdles that might at first seem insurmountable.
Rainer Gruessner feels strongly about standing up for one’s beliefs and goals even if this results in professional hardship and injustice – title and positions come and go but one’s character and beliefs have to stand strong and should not be negotiable.-They define one’s personality and moral compass.