Philip B. Schoettle, MD, PhD, currently serves as Senior Medical Director of the Knee and Hip Institute Munich, a private institute for orthopedics, sports, and orthobiology. He is also a cell therapy surgeon and orthopedic specialist at Okyanos Center for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Schoettle is a strong proponent of regenerative medicine and adjunctive approaches to surgical treatment of the knees, shoulders and other joints. An expert in reconstructive knee surgery, Dr. Schoettle’s depth of knowledge extends to general orthopedic treatments combined with state-of-the-art medical technologies and novel therapeutics.
In addition to his work as a treating physician and medical director, Dr. Schoettle is a sought-after instructor and speaker at medical and regenerative medicine conferences around the world. He has written more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and served as the contributing author on 10 books related to his areas of expertise. His contribution to a radiographic landmark for femoral tunnel placement in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction resulted in the so-called Schoettle Point, and led to the Anatomic Double Bundle MPFL Reconstruction technique that replicates the native shape of the MPFL and provides the best possible stability in both flexion and extension.
Dr. Schoettle earned his medical degree from the University of Munich in 1998 and completed his education in 2006 after undergoing training at the University of Paris, the University of Zurich and the Center of Musculoskeletal Surgery at Charité in Berlin, where he also wrote his PhD thesis about Patellofemoral disorders. He is a board member of the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) for both the German and the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG).