Eduardo Garcia-Rey

I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon, mainly focused on hip surgery, at the Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid – a large tertiary centre and one of the most renowned Institutions in Spain. After my training, I had the opportunity to visit Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, USA, Adult Reconstruction Unit), to read my PhD in polyethylene wear and uncemented acetabular components in total hip arthroplasty (THA), to obtain the Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FEBOT), and to be selected in 2017 by the European Hip Society (EHS) for the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Guest Fellowship.

As part of my professional activity, I am also involved in research projects linked to the Hospital, Idi-Paz Research Centre, investigating hip osteonecrosis and particle debris derived from THA. With regards to my teaching activity, I am Associate Professor in the University Autónoma of Madrid (Department of Surgery, Medical School). To date, I participate as a clinical expert working for the Spanish and European Medical and Device Agencies to assist in the evaluation process following the new European medical device regulation. All these activities allow me to update not only my professional experience, but also to improve my clinical skills with enthusiasm.

My interest in the Scientific and Educational topics related to hip surgery has grown over the years. I have been a member of the EHS since 2004 and have witnessed the growth of our Society. Furthermore, I am also a member of the Executive Board of the Spanish Hip Society, a sister society of EHS, which shares Hip International as its official journal and many combined meetings over the last five years.

After being part of the EduCom EHS since 2017, I now have the privilege of serving our Society as Vice-Chairman within the Committee. Modern hip surgery continues to evolve during the last few decades and ongoing training is needed. All the research and clinical studies must be implemented in our professional activity to improve the care of our patients. New and exciting challenges are to come.


Eduardo García-Rey

Stig Jakobsen

Nat Rep for Denmark

Dr Jakobsen is head of Hip section at Aarhus University Hospital.
He completed his PhD at Aarhus University on biocompatibility and the body’s reaction towards prosthetic implant material.
His main area of expertise is complex primary hip replacements, complex revision total hip arthrosplasties and joint preserving surgery of the hip. Dr Jakobsen’s current research is focused on joint preserving procedures as PAO and the rehabilitation afterwards.
He is looking forward to represent his country and this great society.
Stig Storgaard Jakobsen
Senior consultant, Associate Professor and Head of hip section, PhD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery Aarhus University Hospital 
Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 165  DK-8200 Aarhus N
E-mail:  Phone +45 40 97 61 65

Nicola Santori

Dr Nicola Santori (Italy) director of the Anca Surgical Center at the City of Rome Clinic, a super-specialized centre for the treatment of hip pathologies and all causes of groin pain according to a multidisciplinary approach including orthopaedists, general surgeons, gynaecologists and urologists.

Ákos Zahár


Ass Prof Akos Zahar is head of  the Centre for Musculoskeletal Surgery (MSC), consisting of Departments of Orthopaedic, Trauma, Sports & Hand Surgery at St George University Teaching Hospital in Székesfehérvár (Alba Regia).

Bulent Atilla

I am currently employed at Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, specializing in orthopaedics and traumatology with a focus on hip and knee arthroplasty. My professional life encompasses both academia and private practice. Being part of Hacettepe University in Ankara, renowned for its vibrant academic environment, has been an incredibly fulfilling experience. I’ve had the privilege to initiate educational projects, manage clinical practices, publish articles in esteemed journals, and address legislative matters.. This journey has been a successful one, yielding numerous valuable outcomes.

Given the distinctive characteristics of my country, the region, and my institution, I have gathered significant experience in dealing with various hip issues in young individuals, with a strong emphasis on hip preservation. I’ve also navigated the complexities of managing demanding cases of complex hip arthroplasty and revisions within a clinical setting.

My affiliation with the European Hip Society is a source of immense pride and privilege. It has consistently provided me with the joy of interacting with and exchanging ideas with colleagues from all corners of the globe. The field of orthopedics, especially in the realm of hip surgery, is ever-evolving, with a constant influx of new information and concepts. Over the past two decades, I’ve seized the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and enrich my understanding of hip surgery, all while fostering close friendships with fellow society members.

I am truly grateful for the trust placed in me as the Chairman of the Education Committee (EduCom). I fully recognize the responsibilities that accompany this role. My humble aspiration is to reconnect with and share experiences with all members of the European Hip Society, creating valuable service throughout my term.

With my best regards,

Bulent Atilla MD
Prof of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Chairman of EduCom

Michael Wettstein

Dr Wettstein is a consultant hip surgeon in Clinique La Prairie and HRC Hôpital de Rennaz for hip preservation surgery and hip arthroplasty (primary and revision).

His main interests are hip arthroscopy, pelvic osteotomies and 3D planning of total hip replacements.

Dr med Michael Wettstein
Professeur à la Faculté de Médecine et Pharmacie de Laâyoune, Université Ibn Zohr, Agadir MA
ITOLS La Prairie Medical Services

Av. du Théâtre 1
CH-1005 Lausanne

Bulent Atilla

Prof Bulent Atila, MD
Ankara, Turkiye

Prof of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
Orthopaedics and Traumatology Dept.
Arthroplasty and Reconstructive Surgery

Maziar Mohaddes

Maziar Mohaddes Associate Professor, MD, completed his medical training in Sweden graduating from Karolinska Institute in 2000. He then completed his surgical training at Västmanlands Hospital, Sweden.

His fellowship training was done under the direction of Professor Kärrholm and Professor Malchau at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. He holds a position as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. His clinical practice involves reconstruction of hip and knee.

He is a member of numerous National and International Societies and is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings. He is Associated professor at Gothenburg university and is affiliated to the Swedish Arthroplasty Register. His clinical research is based on data collected by Swedish Arthroplasty Register and numerous clinical studies at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. Maziar is serving as the scientific secretary in Swedish Orthopaedic Association and is chairing the Network of Orthopaedic Registries of Europe.

Maziar Mohaddes MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

University of Gothenburg,
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Mölndal

Scientific Secretary Swedish Orthopaedic Association

Lazaros Poultsides

Assistant Prof Lazaros Poultsides
Thessaloniki, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Papageorgiou General Hospital Thessaloniki
Hospital for Special Surgery & NYU Langone
Adult reconstruction & joint replacement
Hip preservation

Bertrand Boyer

Dr Boyer is the head of Prosthetic Joint Infection unit in St Etienne University Hospital.

He completed his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at St Etienne Mines Engineering School. His main area of expertise is hip and knee revision. St Etienne is the home of Dual Mobility Cup and most of Dr Boyer’s academic research is centered around our pride and joy.

He is looking forward to representing his country in this great society and help spread the EHS message nationwide.

Dr Bertrand BOYER
MD, PhD, Habilitation

Orthopedics and Trauma
Materials Science and Engineering
Prosthetic Joint Infection Reference Center
Saint Etienne University Hospital