Klaus-Dietrich Wolff

Klaus-Dietrich Wolff

Dr. med., Dr. med. Dent
Professor, Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund- Kiefer- Gesichtschirurgie Klinikum rechts der Isar
Technische Universität München, München, Deutschland
Past President (2016-2018) of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery

Professor Wolff (b. 1959) researches in the area of plastic reconstructive facial surgery. The aim of his research work is to improve the microsurgical transfer of tissue through a better understanding of the construction, physiology and healing of tissue transplants. Based on his former occupation in anatomy, his thorough knowledge of the human body allowed him to start with his research in many fields of reconstructive surgery using free tissue transfer.

He has proposed using various designs of flaps from the anterolateral thigh and perforator flaps from the lower leg for intraoral lining. Prof. Wolff is working on an extracorporal perfusion system intended to expand the scope of reconstruction even in the most difficult situations; moreover, he developed the national guidelines for the treatment of the oral cavity carcinoma.

After studying medicine and dentistry at FU Berlin, Professor Wolff completed his PhD in both subjects in 1987 and acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 1994. Subsequently he was appointed adjunct professor at FU Berlin in 1999. This was followed by a position at Ruhr University Bochum where he held the Chair of Oral Surgery and Plastic Facial Surgery from 2000 to 2007 and the post of medical director from 2004 to 2007. In 2007 he accepted an appointment at TUM where he has since been a professor at Klinikum rechts der Isar.

Prof. Wolff chaired a number of national associations and is member of numerous international societies. Prof. Wolff was President of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery 2016-2018.