“Omnia mea mecum porto”

(» everythingl I am , I am carrying with me!«) Latin quotation from Bias of Priene (625 – 540 BC), one of the seven sages of Greece.

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Prof Dr. Robert Hierner - Wound Care Specialist in Dubai

Why choosing me

Prof. Dr. Robert Hierner is one of the most distinguished Plastic Surgeons in Germany and a wound care specialist in Dubai with an excellent international reputation and over 30 years of professional experience at renowned universities and institutions worldwide. He is a renowned wound specialist doctor in Dubai.

Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery: Practicing as a wound care specialist doctor in Dubai, he has extensive experience in performing sophisticated plastic surgical operations that include aesthetic and (interdisciplinary) reconstructive surgeries. He is a leading clinician in multidisciplinary scar management and wound care in Dubai. Prof. Hierner is a pioneer in the field of holistic Wound Care delivered by a multidisciplinary and multiprofessional team.

Academic Teacher: Innovative and energetic in mentoring and teaching many academic courses for medical students, resident physicians and continuing medical education (CME). 

Author and Editor: Numerous publications and presentations facilitating industry best practices in advancing quality patient care, including editing standard textbooks – Plastic Surgery in 5 volumes and Hand Surgery in 2 volumes.

Researcher: Research focuses on peripheral nerve surgery, multidisciplinary patient care, options for automated patient documentation, and quality management in plastic and hand surgery.

Scientific Publications


Editorials of Books


Book Chapters




Published Abstracts


Publications (peer reviewed)


Poster presentations


Scientific Communications

Education (Specialist Qualifications and Higher University Diploma)


Diploma Universitaire (DU) de Chirurgie bariplastique, Université Descartes Paris/France


Certificat Education Program „Tendon Transfers In Reconstructive Tetraplegia Hand Surgery“


Specialist Hand Surgery (German Board)


 Specialist Plastic Surgery (German Board)


Attestation d`Etudes universitaires (AEU) des techniques de microchirurgie expérimentalle et clinique, Claude Bernard University Lyon/France

Medical License (Healthcare professional registration certificate)



Dubai Health Authorities (DHA)



Ordre der Geneesheren – Provinciale Raad van Brabant


United kingdom

 General Medical Council



Ordre des Medecins



Regierung von Oberbayern

  • 01.12.01 – 28.02.02: Shriners Hospital for Children and Massachusetts General Hospital (Jeffrey R. Morgan, PhD) Harvard University, Boston/USA Tissue engineering of the peripheral nerve“
  • 07.01.2000 – 28.02.2000: Department of Plastic Surgery (D.S. Soutar MD., PhD., FRCS(Glas) Canniesburn Hospital/Glasgow „Tumor surgery and flaps at the head and neck region“
  • 01.08.2000 – 30.09.2000: Department of Plastic Surgery (M.H. Webster, M.D., FRCS) Canniesburn Hospital/Glasgow „Flaps reconstruction after tumor surgery of the breast”
  • 01.06.1994 – 31.08.1994: Department of Orthopedic Surgery/Hand Surgery, (W.P. Cooney III, MD, PhD) Mayo Clinic Rochester/MN “Diagnostic and Treatment of congenital malformation at the hand and upper limb“
  • 05.1993: Hôpital Trousseau, Paris/Frankreich (Dr. C. Romana) und 01.1994: „Diagnostik und Therapie geburtstraumatische Läsionen des Plexus brachialis“
  • 02.1992: Institut des Biomatériaux, Nancy/Frankreich, (Prof. Dr. M. Merle, Prof. Dr. L. de Medinacelli) „Neue Methoden der Koaptation peripherer Nerven“
  • 01.10.1991 – 30.09.92: Service de Chirurgie orthopédique, Chirurgie de la Main, Microchirurgie (Vorstand: Prof. Dr. J.-J. Comtet) Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (C.H.U), Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon/Frankreich
  • 01.08.1989 – 31.12.89: Department of Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Clinic Rochester/MN U.S.A.
  • Since March 2023  : Fakeeh University Hospital Dubai: Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Bariplastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery
  • Since Feb 2023  : Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Jumeirah: Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Bariplastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery
  • Jan 2022 – Feb 2023: Saudi-German Hospital Dubai and Saudi German Clinic Jumeirah: Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Bariplastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery
  • Feb 2021 – Dec 2021: Dr. Sulamain Al Habib Medical Group, Takhassusi Hospital Riyadh: Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Bariplastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery
  • Jul 2020 – Feb 2021: Johanniter Hospital Duisburg-Rheinhausen, Department for Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Head of Department, Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Bariplastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery
  • Sep 2012 – Jun 2020: “El Quetzal”: Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic Surgery, Centre for Hand Surgery and Hand Medicine Moers/Germany, Founder and Head of Department
  • Sep 2012 – Oct 2019: Bethanien Hospital and Foundation Moers, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen/Germany, Department for Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery: Head of Department, Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Bariplastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery 
  • Feb 2012 – Aug 2012: Traum Hospitals Bergmannstrost Halle, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Clinic for Plastic and Hand Surgery, Burn Centre : Head of Department, Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery, Director of the Educational program “Plastic Surgery”, Director of the Educational program “Hand Surgery” 
  • Dec 2008 – Jan 2012: University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen/Germany, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthic and Hand Surgery, Centre for Interdisciplinary Reconstructive Surgery and Microsurgery: Head of Department, Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery, Director of the Educational program “Plastic Surgery”, Chair and Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • Mar 2002 – Nov 2008: University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University Leuven/Belgium, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Center: Head of Department, Consultant Plastic Surgery, Consultant Hand Surgery, Consultant Burns, Director of the Educational program (Stagemeester) “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” of the Catholic University of Leuven Member of the National Educational Board “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, Chair and Professor of Plastic Surgery, Head of Department of Reconstructive Surgery, National Multiple Sklerose Centre Melsbroeck
  • Dec 2001 – Feb 2002: Shriners Hospital for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston/MA, U.S.A.Senior Research Fellow
  • Jul 1997- Oct 2001: University Hospital Hannover, Medical University Hannover, Germany,  Clinic for Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Centre: Consultant Plastic Surgery 
  • 2000 – 2001:  Consultant Hand Surgery, Head of Department, Director of the Educational program “Plastic Surgery”, Director of the Educational program “Hand Surgery” ,  Chair Professor of Plastic Surgery
  • 2011 : Guest Professorship Medical Faculty of the University Esperanza UniversityGuatemala City, Guatemala
  • 2010 : Guest Professorship , Medical Faculty of the University of Timisoara, Romania
  • 01.12.2008 : Nomination Chair and Professor Plastic Surgery, University of Essen-Duisburg, Germany
  • 01.10.2005 : Nomination Chair and Professor Plastic Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 16.06.1999: Habilitation (Venia legendi/Lecturer) Medical University Hannover/Germany: 

                                               “The allogenic composed nerve graft from the new-born”

  • 23.01.1992: Medical Dissertation (Ph.D.) Ludwig Maximilians-University Munich/Germany: 

                                               “Vascularized fibula transfer,  literature review and experimental  modifications”(Grade: summa cum laude)

    • Emirates Medical Society
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen (vormals: “Vereinigung der Deutschen Plastischen Chirurgen/VDPC”)
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Handchirurgie (DGH)
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verbrennungsmedizin (DGV)
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie (DGU)
    • World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
    • Groupe pour l’Avancement de la Microchirurgie (GAM)
    • Deutschsprachige Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mikrochirurgie der peripheren Nerven und Gefäße (DAM)
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie (DGOT)
    • Berufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen e.V. (BDC)
    • Deutscher Hochschulverband




Best Abstracts, Category Experts from the field 1st winner “Multidisciplinary coverage of major chronic radiation damage in the anterolateral thoracic area after breast cancer - the thoraco-plastic therapy concept”, 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (5th CGCC) 2022 on 21 - 23 November, 2022 at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC), Sharjah, UAE“



Poster award of the German Society of Hand Surgery, 12. – 15. October, in Jena/Germany: „High-pressure injection injury of the hand: an often underestimated trauma“



“Master Class in Plastic Surgery” Award oft the European Journal of Plastic Surgery : “Long-term results after total andsubtotal macroamputations of the upper limb”



Award of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM)



Poster Award 5th Congress of the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery (E.F.S.M.), June 1-4, 2000 Coimbra/Portugal, “The bioartificial living nerve graft”



Young Plastic Surgeon Scholarship 1998 European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS)

With Prof Dr Robert Hierner,
You Are In The Safest Hands.

Prof Dr Robert Hierner - Wound care specialist in dubai