»To live is to move. In my specialist field of orthopaedics, maintaining and restoring mobility is a key aspect of treatment. I research processes in the joints that cause arthrosis, why it has nothing to do with ‘wear and tear’ and how these processes in the joints can be stopped and, where necessary, reversed. It is very important to me that we consider cellular and molecular arthrosis research in the context of clinical disease progression. This is the only way the often cited ‘bench to bedside’ transfer of laboratory research to patient care can work. My aim in teaching is to demonstrate the close connections in the field of medicine between clinic, research and teaching and how future methods of treatment can be developed through fundamental research.«
Babak Moradi, 43 years old, born in Tehran/Iran. Since January 2021: Professor of Orthopaedics at Kiel University, Director of the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at the UKSH, Kiel campus. Previously provisional managing Medical Director of the Clinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital. 2007: Doctoral degree, 2016: Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) at Heidelberg University.