Specialists


Dr. med. Dirk Pajonk


Dr. Dirk Pajonk opened his private orthopedic practice in Düsseldorf Golzheim in 2006. In January 2015 he relocated the practice to the Kaiserswertherstraße 253 under the name "Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie Golzheim" (Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery Golzheim). Dr.Pajonk claims that the purpose of this move was to offer the entire range of orthopedics and trauma surgery in the highest quality on one site. His core values of empathy and individual treatment of each patient will continue to be the defining factors of his practice.

Since his medical training at the university clinics of Düsseldorf and Freiburg and at the orthopedic clinic of St. Vinzenz Hospital in Düsseldorf, Dr. Pajonk has focused on offering his patients a wide variety of options for conservative orthopedic treatment. As a former athlete (participant in the 1996 Olympic Games and the 1994 European Championships in the decathlon) and the Association Physician for the German Athletics Federation from 2001 to 2011 he has a special interest in sports and orthopedic medicine. Dr. Pajonk has also been the physician responsible for the Metro Group Marathon in Düsseldorf since 2010.

Dr. med. Peter Buddenberg


Dr. Peter Buddenberg has been a qualified physician since 2004 and in 2010 he completed his specialist medical training to become an orthopedic and trauma surgeon. Besides general orthopedic and trauma surgery he specialized in the conservative and surgical treatment of degenerative and trauma-related spinal disorders. During his fellowship year at the ‘Schulthessklinik’ in Zürich he gained extensive knowledge of spinal surgery and afterwards worked as a consultant in the Spine and Pain Department at St. Vinzenz Hospital in Düsseldorf. In addition to conservative therapy, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and spinal fusion surgery. Dr. Buddenburg learned the methods for treating scoliosis in children and adults mainly during his stay in Zürich and he was largely responsible for introducing them into St. Vinzenz Hospital in Düsseldorf.

Dr. Peter Buddenberg has lead the Department of Spinal Surgery at Florence Nightingale Hospital in Düsseldorf since March 2015, where he is responsible for the treatment of conservative and surgical spinal diseases. 

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Thümler


Prof. Dr. Peter Thümler turned to orthopedics after completing his surgical training at the university hospital in Mainz (Prof. Kümmerle) and his further training in trauma surgery in Mainz and Essen. After his specialist medical training he obtained a post-doctoral degree under Prof. Schlegel and became a Senior Physician. In this position he was elected to become a member of the board of the German Society of Orthopedics. As part of a research fellowship, he lectured in many countries in Southeast Asia, particularly in Japan. In 1985 he was appointed as a Chief Physician at St. Vinzenz Hospital. In 1994, the Orthopedic Department opened the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine under his leadership. After lecturing assignments in Beijing and Wuhan, he became a visiting professor of these cities. In 1998 the orthopedic clinic together with the affiliated pain clinic comprised 160 beds. From that time until the end of his 70th year Dr.Thümler was also the Medical Director of St. Vinzenz Hospital.

Dr. med. Bachtiar Kutup


After qualifying as a physician Dr. Kutup became a specialist in surgery. Through his training at the ‘BG Unfallkliniken’ (BG Casualty Hospitals) in Hamburg and Duisburg, Dr. Kutup soon gained extensive knowledge in the field of trauma surgery. As a result of this extensive training in surgery, he was able to obtain the title of Specialist Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon, (in addition to his title of Trauma Surgeon), shortly after the specialist areas of orthopedic and trauma surgery were officially amalgamated in 2006.

Dr. Kutup has worked at the Florence-Nightingale Hospital in Düsseldorf since 2003 as a trauma and orthopedic surgeon. He can look back on many years of experience stabilizing bone fractures, operating on worn and torn joints and carrying out minimally invasive arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery. Since 2011 he has been the leading physician in the Department of Trauma Surgery