Professor Markus Melloh is an orthopaedic surgeon and rheumatologist (equivalent to FRACS and FRACP) with more than ten years’ working experience in the operating theatre, originally trained at the Free University Berlin, Germany. In 2003 he completed his Medical Research Doctorate (DMedSc) in Sports Medicine at the Charité / Humboldt University Berlin on the “Variability of Physiological Values During Constant Prolonged Workloads”.
After his doctorate Markus was head of an interdisciplinary pain clinic before taking up a position as Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the Spine Society of Europe and being appointed International Coordinator of the Spine Tango Spine Registry at the MEM Research Center, University of Berne, Switzerland. In 2007 he accomplished a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the Swiss School of Public Health, University of Zurich focussing on “Prognostic Factors of Low Back Pain”.
From 2007-2011, Markus held appointments as Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Program Director of Spine Research at the Centre for Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand where he also accomplished a PhD in Orthopaedic Surgery.
In 2013, Markus completed his Master of Business Administration at the Edinburgh School of Business, UK where he continues his studies towards a Specialist MBA in Strategic Planning. He has still an appointment as Director of Research with Getparticipants, an international internet based portal that connects participants and researchers. Furthermore, Markus acts as Co-Chair of the International Task Force on Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.