Recruitment Partner BASEL has recruited 253 adults age 70+ from Basel and surrounding areas

Prof. Reto W. Kressig, MD

DO-HEALTH Recruitment Partner and PI of the Basel DO-HEALTH recruitment centre


Prof. Dr. Reto W. Kressig is the Chair of Geriatrics at the University of Basel. He is Member of the Directorial Board and Head of the University Center for Medicine of Aging at the Felix Platter-Hospital Basel, including Geriatric Wards at the Felix Platter-Hospital and the University Hospital Basel sites. His scientific work and interests include older adults’ gait biomechanics, physical activity, functional autonomy, nutrition and cognition in relation to principles of geriatric rehabilitation and fall prevention. Prof. Dr. Reto W. Kressig is Editorial-Member of several international geriatric journals, Associate Professor of Gerontology at the University of Luxemburg and former Secretary of the European Academy for Medicine of Aging.



Prof. Norbert Suhm, MD

DO-HEALTH Recruitment Partner and Co-PI of the Basel DO-HEALTH recruitment centre

Prof. Dr. Norbert Suhm ‘s expertise is Orthogeriatrics, both from a clinical and a research perspective. His Clinical background includes traumatology, orthopaedic surgery and emergency medicine. In 2003 he was appointed head of AO Development Institut  (AO Center Davos) promoting a focus in fracture fixation of osteoporotic bone. From 2005 until 2011 he served as member of the core team of AO’s Clinical Priority Program  „Fracture Fixation in Osteoporotic Bone“.  He built together with Prof. Dr. Reto Kressing the Geriatric Fracture Center at Basel University Hospital, which serves as international reference Center since 2007. Prof. Dr. Norbert Suhm is founding member of the International Geriatric Fracture Society, and member of national Trauma and Orthopaedic societies (DGU, SGOT) and serves as the Chairman of the Davos’ and international AO Courses on Geriatric fracture care.