After completing my medical studies at the University of Zurich I began my orthopaedic training in a busy AO trauma center in the Swiss Alps – the Cantonal Hospital of the Grisons. I later moved on to Inselspital, the University Hospital of Bern, where I was mentored by Prof Matthias Zumstein in shoulder and elbow surgery. Upon obtaining my specialist degree, I embarked on further sub-specialist training in upper limb surgery. This included a fellowship year of shoulder and elbow at the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute, followed by a fellowship year of hand and peripheral nerve surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. Outside of work I remain an avid reader and Australia-enthusiast.