Rainer Gruessner

Invaluable Surgeon and Instructor

Rainer Gruessner is an Esteemed Member of the Medical Community

Rainer Gruessner is an esteemed member of the medical community, spearheading innovative developments in the field of transplantation. The patients receiving his treatments praise his expertise and capability to deliver excellent care, and the treatments he has administered have been highly effective in improving the quality of life for his patients.


In 2007, Dr. Gruessner took the position of Chairman of Surgery at the University of Arizona. He also served as Chief of Transplantation and Surgical Director of the Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Program at the University Medical Center. The HPB Center was devoted to the treatment of diseases and ailments of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and biliary systems. In 2012, Dr. Gruessner and his team performed the first robot-assisted total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplant, successfully avoiding the development of surgically induced diabetes resulting from traditional total pancreatectomy.


Dr. Gruessner began his surgical internship and residency in 1983 at the Johannes Gutenberg University School of Medicine in Mainz, Germany, where he received training in general and pediatric surgery. Following his residency in surgery, Dr. Gruessner completed a fellowship in transplantation immunology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. During this time, he obtained medical licensures in Wisconsin and Minnesota, and was involved in the first-ever split pancreas transplant.


Dr. Gruessner returned to Germany in 1989, where he completed his Professorial Thesis at The Philipp University of Marburg. Following this achievement, he returned to the University of Minnesota, where he would go on to receive tenure and be named the Vice-Chief of the Division of Transplantation in the Department of Surgery. During his tenure at the University of Minnesota, he also traveled to Kyoto, Japan, for additional clinical training in living donor liver transplantation In 1998, he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He returned to the University of Minnesota just 1 year later to take the position of Vice-Chair of its prestigious Department of Surgery.


The paramount and ingenious techniques developed by Dr. Gruessner during his highly successful medical career make him an invaluable asset to the institutions that he has served.


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Invaluable Surgeon and Instructor: Rainer Gruessner

Rainer Gruessner is an esteemed member of the medical community, spearheading innovative developments in the field of transplantation. The patients receiving his treatments praise his expertise and capability to deliver excellent care, and the treatments he has administered have been highly effective in improving the quality of life for his patients.