Dr. Burghardt MD, Orthopaedic specialistDr. Burghardt MD, Orthopaedic specialist

Dr. Thomas H. Burghardt, born 1952 in Stuttgart, is a specialist in orthopaedics, sports medicine and chiropractic treatment.

Specialist areas

Dr. Burghardt specialises in minimally invasive arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and ankle joints, as well as in foot and hand surgery.

Medical training

Dr. Burghardt studied medicine at the universities of Saarland, Strasbourg, Bochum and Tübingen. His licence to practise medicine was granted in 1984 in Stuttgart. In 1992 he received a doctorate at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

He received additional impetus for his work while studying in the U.S., which caused him to look into improved techniques in foot surgery as long ago as the mid-1980s. He became one of the first surgeons to use the new techniques in Germany.

To earn additional qualifications in this field, in 1996 he began foot surgery training at the Gesellschaft für Fusschirurgie e.V. (GFFC; German Podiatric Surgery Society). Since then he has completed further training courses and is now a certified member of the GFFC.

Another focus of his training was the additional manual medicine/chiropractic qualification from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Manuelle Medizin e.V.

In addition to his medical career, he completed a degree in business administration and business law at the universities of Stuttgart and Hagen.

Clinical experience

Dr. Burghardt gained his experience at leading German hospitals including the Trade Association Trauma Centres of Tübingen and Ulm, Böblingen District Hospital, the Ravensburg Hospital of Traumatology and Orthopaedics as well as the Olgahospital Stuttgart, where he worked in children’s orthopaedics.

Since 1993, Dr. Burghardt has had his own orthopaedic specialist practice in Munich. In 2011 he joined Dr. med. Zeifang to set up the orthopädie elisenhof clinic, which specialises in orthopaedics, trauma surgery, and sports medicine and chiropractic treatment (both conservative care and surgery).


Dr. Burghardt is a member of the following societies and associations:

Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention (DGSP) — Deutscher Sportärztebund e.V.

Gesellschaft für Fußchirurgie e.V. (GFFC; German Podiatric Surgery Society)

Deutschen Gesellschaft für Manuelle Medizin e.V.

Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Alpin- und Höhenmedizin

Bundesverbands für Ambulantes Operieren e.V. (BAO)