Professor Dr med Axel Partenheimer

Professor Dr med Axel Partenheimer
Professor for Sports Medicine

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Professor Axel Partenheimer received his license to practice as medical doctor in November 2011. Until March 2003, he had worked as assistant medical doctor at the clinic for accident-, hand- and recovery surgery in the University Clinic of the Saarland, Homburg/Saar. He then worked at the surgical clinic of the Hannover Medical School. Since November 2005, Professor Partenheimer is employed with the Clinic for Recovery Surgery,  Diakoniekrankenhaus Friederikenstift Hannover gGmbH – initially as assistant medical doctor (until June 2007), assistant medical director (July 2007-September 2009) and since October 2009 he is managing medical director and permanent representative of the medical director.

Axel Partenheimer is member of the German Society for Accident Surgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie (DGU)) in which he is actively involved in the division of the care of emergency-, intensive- and severely injured patients. He is also involved in the AG spine society. He is further member of the German Spine Society (Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft), the German Society for Sports Medicine and Prevention and the Association of Sport Physicians Niedersachsen (Sportärztebundes Niedersachsen).

He gained work experiences in the field of sports sciences as medical doctor of the FINA World-Swim-CUP Berlin 2011 und 2013, as advisor of the DSV National team swimmers A-Kader (since 2011), as managing medical team director of the HSV Hannover in the 3rd Handballbundesliga (since August 2011), as medical team director of Hannover 96 in the 1st Fußballbundesliga (since November 2010) and as medical physician of the German water polo championship of the A-, B- and C Jugend.


  • Since October 2010 Lecturer at MSH Medical School Hamburg
  • Teaching staff of the DGUV Academy Bad Hersfeld
  • Periodic courses and seminars for PJ-students in the clinical everyday life.

Research Focus

  • Muscle injuries in sports
  • Operative and conservative therapy of  spine injuries


  • German