Prof Andreas Mueller
University Hospital Basel
Prof Andreas A Mueller is a passionate senior craniofacial surgeon who has been engaged in the clinical care of cleft lip and palate malformations for more than 15 years. He is heavily involved in basic and clinical research in this medical area. Since 2014, he has led the cleft lip and palate treatment centre at the University of Basel. This centre brings together all pertinent specialists for cleft care from University Hospital Basel, University Children’s Hospital Basel and the University Dental Clinic, with the objective of delivering the highest standard of care to the affected children and their families from birth to adulthood. He also serves as the Vice President of the Swiss Society for Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies.
Convinced of the importance of biomedical engineering in surgery, he completed his PhD entitled “Complementing Surgical with Biomedical Engineering Methods to Evolve Lip and Nose Reconstruction” and further deepened his microsurgical training at the Department for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery in Amiens, France. His outstanding research has been supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and he has been awarded the Helene Matras Prize (Austria) and the Bernd Spiessl and Hugo Obwegeser prizes (Switzerland).