Advisory Board

Competence group of excellence

Our medical advisory board consists of highly qualified physicians from different disciplines. Each of these experts advances the product development and quality assurance of the VSI in their own respective area. This provides the advantage that impulses, needs and challenges can be recognized right away and solutions implemented at an early stage.

It is particularly important for us that our VSI solution is directly defined by the individual user areas. Thus it generates an additional value for our customers right from the start. Our solution is driven by the added value for our customers, not by technology. It is the task of the medical advisory board to ensure our promise.



Dr. Giuseppe Emmanuele Umana

  • Neurosurgeon at University Hospital of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • March - July 2016 Neurosurgeon at I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, Mediterranean neurological institute, Pozzilli (IS), Italy
  • July 2015 - February 2016 Private Practice
  • July 2015 Specialization in neurosurgery
  • July 2008 Degree in Medicine and Surgery

Oral surgery

Dr. Dirk Neefs

MSD oral surgeon
  • Dirk Neefs, born 19.06.1963 in Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1987 Dentist, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • 1995 Master in Surgical Dentistry, D.E.S. Oral Rehabilition with dental implants, Université de Liège
  • Since 1987 Private Practice in Antwerp
  • Since 2006 oral surgeon in private practice in Gijon, Spain
  • Inventor of the Tempocopy Protocol
  • Reference Dentist of the TRI implant system


Dr. Patrick House

Epilepsy specialist and senior doctor
  • Dr. Patrick House, born 7.2.1973, Erlangen
  • 1994 - 2001: Medical studies at University medical center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 1997 - 2001: Dissertation about the designer drug Ecstasy/MDMA: "Zusammenhänge zwischen Ecstasy, Persönlichkeit und Persönlichkeitsstörungen, Gedächtnis und Befunden im quantitativen Elektroencephalogramm", Prof.Thomasius
  • 2007: Appointment as specialist in neurology
  • Since 2007: senior doctor in epilepsy center Hamburg


Dr. med. Hans-J. von Lücken

Senior doctor of head and neck surgery
  • Dr. med. Hans-J. von Lücken, born 10.11.1964, Kiel
  • Graduate of University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 1996 - 2004: Assistant doctor (ENT-Clinic AK Heidberg, Hamburg; ENT-Clinic AK Harburg, Hamburg; ENT-Clinic Magdeburg, Magdeburg)
  • 2001: PhD Dissertation on laser surgery–traumasurgery - UKE Hamburg
  • 2005: Appointment as specialist in otorhinolaryngology, head/neck surgery - Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg
  • 2007: Appointment as consultant at the Head and Neck Surgery Ward - Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Adrian Münscher

Clinic director of otorhinolaryngology
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Adrian Münscher, born 1975
  • 2003 - 2004: Resident University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Dep. ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2004 - 2005: Post Doc Northwestern Universitiy, Chicago USA, Dep. ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2005 - 2010: Resident University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Dep. ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
  • 2010 - 2015: Senior Consultant
  • 2015 - 2016: Vice Chairman
  • Since 2016: Acting Director

Dr. med. Kathrin von Usslar

Doctor of head and neck surgery
  • Dr. med. Kathrin von Usslar, born 1986, Hamburg
  • 2006 – 2012: Medical studies at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2013: Dissertation about the assessment in Patient-relevant treatment benefit: „Entwicklung der Items für den Fragebogen "Patient Benefit Index 2.0" zu patientenrelevanten Therapiezielen und -nutzen“, Professor Augustin at Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing
  • 2013: Assistant doctor in further training as a specialist for ENT medicine
  • Since 2014: Assistant doctor department of Otolaryngology, Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg


Prof. Dr. med. C. R. Habermann

Head doctor of radiology
  • Study of human medicine, University of Hamburg and University of Texas Medical Branch
  • First year residence at radiology department of university medical center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Senior Doctor of radiology department university medical center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Head doctor for diagnostic and interventional radiology institute at Marienkrankenhaus Hamburg

Dr. Darshan R. Bakshi

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist and Clinical Associate Professor
  • MBBS (India), MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK)
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiologist: Peter Lougheed Centre, Rocky View General Hospital, South Health Campus, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Clinical Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Managing Partner- Mayfair Diagnostics, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Harun Badakhshi

MD PhD, Chief Physician
  • Director of the Department of Clinical Radiation Oncology at Ernst von Bergmann Medical Center
  • Academic teaching hospital of Humboldt University (Charité) AND assoc. professor at Charité School of Medicine of Humboldt University Berlin

Plastic surgery

Daniel Bernard Saleh MB ChB BSc (Hons) FRCS Plast (UK)

Consultant Plastic Surgeon Newcastle Hospitals UK and Associate Lecturer Southside School of Medicine Queensland Australia.
  • 2015 - Consultant Specialist in head neck and facial surgery, complex skin cancer surgery and Sarcoma surgery of all body sites
  • 2014 – Microsurgical Fellow at Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane Australia
  • 2009-2014 – Registrar in Plastic Surgery Yorkshire rotation UK
  • 2005 – MB ChB Leeds University Medical School

Orthopaedics/Casualty Surgery

Dr. med. Jörg Beyerlein

Senior chief physician for spine surgery
  • 1994-2001 Study of human medicine at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg / Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • 2001-2003 Residency in Sports Orthopedics, TU Munich
  • 2003-2005 Resident in Trauma Surgery / Traumatology, Cantonal Hospital Lucerne / Switzerland
  • 2005-2008 Resident, Research Assistant, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2008-2009 Specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2009-2012 Senior Physician, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2012-2013 Managing Director, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • 2013-2015 Senior Consultant, Klinikum Bad Bramstedt
  • 2015-today Chief Physician, Albertinen Hospital

Mr. Piyush Mahapatra MA (Cantab) MB BS

Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • 2007 - Medical Sciences - BA (Hons) - University of Cambridge
  • 2010 - Clinical Medicine - MB BS - University College London
  • 2012 - Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2015 - Specialist Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Ashkan Rashad

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • 2000-2006: Study of dental medicine at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
  • 2007: Dental doctor thesis
  • 2008-2013: Study of human medicine at Ruhr-University (Bochum, Germany)
  • 2012: Specialization in Oral Surgery
  • 2007: Medical doctor thesis
  • 2017: Specialization in OralSince 2013: Senior consultant at Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, German Maxillofacial Surgery
  • 2018: Fellow of the European Board of Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery (FEBOMFS)
  • Since 2013: Senior consultant at Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, German


Your medical department is not mentioned here? Become a part of our advisory board in your area of expertise!

  • Become the leader for innovations in your field
  • Implement your visions & create a great product
  • Give lectures & visit congresses
  • Use the prototype for demonstrations, education etc.