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Dr. med. Ursula Tanzella

Chefärztin Dr. Med. Ursula Tanzella

Dr. med. Ursula Tanzella

Park-Klinik Birkenwerder
Hubertusstraße 22
16547 Berlin Birkenwerder

03303 513 4000 0

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As Head Physician and Head of the Practice for Plastic Surgery at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder, I would like to welcome you. In the following you can learn something about my professional career and also about me personally.

I was born the daughter of an Italian father and a German mother in New York, USA, where I spent the first formative years of my childhood, until our family moved back to Germany.

After attending a grammar school in Königstein in the Taunus, I began my medical studies, but remained faithful to my artistic inclinations (acting and music) during my studies. I spent part of my studies in Perugia, Italy, where I devoted myself to Italian language and art history. I gained valuable impulses for my later work there.

I discovered the love of plastic surgery early on and took this path for my specialist training. He took me to renowned clinics: the Bürgerhospital in Frankfurt am Main, the Charité in Berlin and the Hannover Medical School.

The focus of my scientific work during my specialist training was breast reconstruction, the ultrastructure of the scar and the skin replacement for severely burned through artificial skin as well as the aesthetic surgery of the face. Later, the treatment of the tumors of the face and the folding therapy was added. A research stay as part of a project funded by the German Research Society took me to Hungary, to the University of Debrecen. Numerous lecture commitments at home and abroad have been an integral part of my professional activity since the beginning of my apprenticeship. Another stay abroad led my family and me to Vienna for a few years, where I worked as a private doctor at the private clinic “Goldenes Kreuz”.

Since the year 2000 I have run my own practice for plastic surgery in the premises of the Asklepiosklinik, since 2012 now Park-Klinik Birkenwerder. I am married and have three sons and one daughter. In my free time, I love being with my family and friends. My other hobbies are violin and flute playing in my ensemble. I like to go to the opera, concerts and the theater or read a good book. For relaxation, I treat myself to yoga breaks or a ride with my Trakehner mare Revia through Brandenburg’s forests and lakes.

Curriculum vitae

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Date of birth 6th July 1966
Place of birth Ney York City, USA
Nationality Originally: Italian / American
Now: German
Marital status Married to Prof. Dr. med. Björn Dirk Krapohl, 4 children
Previous activities and vocational training
Since 2012 Deputy chief physician of the Park-Klinik Birkenwerder, head of the practice for plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in the Park-Klinik Birkenwerder
2005 – 2012 Chief Senior Physician of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Asklepios-Klinik Birkenwerder
2003 – 2005 Resident Plastic Surgeon at the Althietzing Health Center, Vienna, and a paramedic at the Wiener Privatklinik Goldenes Kreuz
2002 – 2003 Resident plastic surgeon at Asklepiosklinik Birkenwerder, chief medical officer
1996 – 2000 Assistant physician and senior physician at the Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Severe Burns Center of Hannover Medical School (Clinic Director Prof. Dr. med. A. Berger)
2000 Specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
1994 – 1996 Assistant Doctor at the Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery of the Humboldt University Berlin, Charité (Clinic Director Prof. Dr. med. J. M. Müller)
1995 Research stay in Debrecen, Hungary
1992 – 1994 Resident at the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Bürgerhospital in Frankfurt (chief physician Dr. med. Renate Przybilski-Roch)
1992 Topic: Surgical therapy of echinococcus cysts in the lungs and liver (Prof. Dr. med. H. Nier), Faculty of Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
1985 – 1992 Study of human medicine at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main
1990 Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service Study visit Clinic St. Orsola, Bologna, Italy
1989 Studied at Universita per stranieri in Perugia, Italy
1985 High school, Taunus-Gymnasium, Königstein im Taunus
Foreign languages Italian, French, English
Research interests
Since 2000 Tumors of the facial skin Breast rebuilding with autologous fat Studies on wrinkle therapy with Contura® Establishment of artificial skin Matriderm® as part of a multicenter study Skin substitutes
1996 – 2000 Scarring ultrastructure Use of skin replacement for burn injuries and extensive scarring Minimally invasive surgery
1994 – 1996 Minimally invasive surgery Project of the German Research Society at the University in Debrecen, Hungary Quality assurance in surgery
1992 – 1994 Breast reconstruction after breast cancer
Publications and lectures
Over 50 German-language and international publications
Book contributions Krupp (ed.): Plastic Surgery in Clinic and Practice. ecomed Verlag Berger / Hierner (ed.): Plastic Surgery – Fundamentals, Principles, Techniques. Springer publishing house Tscherne (Hrsg.): Accident surgery. Springer Verlag
 VDÄPC Qualität 2020 Certificate Qualität VDÄPC 2020
 VDÄPC Qualität 2018 Certificate Qualität VDÄPC 2018
 VDÄPC Qualität 2017 Certificate Qualität VDÄPC 2017
 VDÄPC Qualität 2016 Certificate Qualität VDÄPC 2016
Certificate Qualität DGPRÄC 2016
Certificate Estheticon Platinum 2012
GAERID e.V. (Gesellschaft für ästhetische und rekonstruktive
Intimchirurgie Deutschland e.V.)
DGPRÄC DGPRÄC (Vereinigung der Deutschen Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhtetischen Chirurgen)
DGPRÄC Founding member Landesverband Brandenburg der DGPRÄC
ISPRES (Vereinigung der Europäischen Plastischen Chirurgen)
Landeärztekammer Brandenburg