Prof. Dr. med.  
Holger  Bannasch

Prof. Dr. med. Holger Bannasch

Medizinischer Fachautor



Abitur am Hochrheingymnasium Waldshut
Zivildienst: Mobiler Sozialer Hilfsdienst der Arbeiterwohlfahrt in St. Blasien
Studium der Humanmedizin in Marburg bis zum 1. Staatsexamen
Fortführung des Studiums der Humanmedizin an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Promotion im Bereich Tissue Engineering, Klimik Plastische und Handchirurgie (Prof. Dr. G.B. Stark)
BioValley Award der G. H. Endress Foundation anlässlich des ETRS-Kongresses in Freiburg
Praktisches Jahr an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Wahlfach Plastische Chirurgie
Promotion: Wundheilung bei athymischen Nacktmäusen nach Transplantation von kultivierten humanen Keratinozyten als Einzelzellsuspension in Fibrinkleber oder als konventionelle "Sheet Grafts" Magna cum laude
Staatsexamen in Humanmedizin

Beruflicher Werdegang

Arzt im Praktikum an der Klinik Plastische und Handchirurgie des Universitätsklinikums Freiburg (Ärztlicher Direktor: Prof. Dr. G.B. Stark)
Leiter des ValleyTEC Labores
Assistenzarzt an der Klinik Plastische und Handchirurgie des Universitätsklinikums Freiburg. Teilnahme an zahlreichen nationalen und internationalen wissenschaftlichen Kongressen und Kursen
Facharzt für Plastische und Ästhetische Chirurgie
Qualitätsmanagmentbeauftragter der Klinik - Erfolgreiche Zertifizierung nach DIN ISO 9001:2000
Ernennung zum geschäftsführenden Oberarzt der Klinik Plastische und Handchirurgie des Universitätsklinikums Freiburg
Mitbegründer der Erich-Lexer-Klinik
Ernennung zum Privatdozenten der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Leitender Oberarzt der Abt. Plastische und Handchirurgie
Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor der Universität Freiburg


  • A conformational change of C-reactive protein in burn wounds unmasks its proinflammatory properties. Braig D, Kaiser B, Thiele JR, Bannasch H, Peter K, Stark GB, Koch HG, Eisenhardt SU. Int Immunol. 2014
  • Comparison of the Rubin dermal suspension sutures and total parenchymal reshaping technique with a traditional inverted T-scar reduction mammaplasty technique using a superior pedicle. Eisenhardt SU, Nienhueser H, Braig D, Penna V, Bannasch H, Torio-Padron N. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2013
  • Comparison of cross face nerve graft with masseteric nerve as donor nerves for free functional muscle transfers in facial reanimation surgery. Eisenhardt SU, Thiele JR, Stark GB, Bannasch H. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2013
  • Aesthetic Surgery Performed by Plastic Surgery Residents: An Analysis of Safety and Patient Satisfaction. Koulaxouzidis G, Momeni A, Simunovic F, Lampert F, Bannasch H, Stark GB. Ann Plast Surg. 2013
  • The Quality of Aesthetic Surgery Training in Plastic Surgery Residency: A Survey Among Residents in Germany. Momeni A, Goerke SM, Bannasch H, Arkudas A, Stark GB. Ann Plast Surg. 2012
  • Technical facilitation of the fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty for symmetrical resection patterns in massive weight loss patients. Eisenhardt SU, Goerke SM, Bannasch H, Stark GB, Torio-Padron N. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar;129(3):590e-593e.
  • Randomized, prospective study of TissuGlu® surgical adhesive in the management of wound drainage following abdominoplasty. Walgenbach KJ, Bannasch H, Kalthoff S, Rubin JP. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012 Jun;36(3):491-6.
  • Soft tissue reconstruction with a temporoparietal fascial flap (TPFF). Koulaxouzidis G, Torio-Padron N, Momeni A, Lampert F, Zajonc H, Bannasch H, Björn Stark G. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2012 Feb;24(1):32-42.
  • Ischemia-reperfusion injury leads to significant tissue damage in free flap surgery. Schmidt Y, Bannasch H, Eisenhardt SU. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;129(1):174e-175e
  • Negative pressure wound therapy reduces the ischaemia/reperfusion-associated inflammatory response in free muscle flaps. Eisenhardt SU, Schmidt Y, Thiele JR, Iblher N, Penna V, Torio-Padron N, Stark GB, Bannasch H. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 May;65(5):640-9.
  • Case of combined thenar and hypothenar hammer syndrome: case report and brief review of the literature. Koulaxouzidis G, Kalash Z, Zajonc H, Stark B, Bannasch H. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2011 Jul;27(6):373-6.
  • Free tissue transfer in reconstruction following soft tissue sarcoma resection. Penna V, Iblher N, Momeni A, Stark GB, Bannasch H. Microsurgery. 2011 Sep;31(6):434-40.
  • Tissue augmentation with fibrin sealant and cultured fibroblasts: a preliminary study. Hoben G, Schmidt VJ, Bannasch H, Horch RE. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Dec;35(6):1009-15.
  • Monitoring molecular changes induced by ischemia/reperfusion in human free muscle flap tissue samples. Eisenhardt SU, Schmidt Y, Karaxha G, Iblher N, Penna V, Torio-Padron N, Stark GB, Bannasch H. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Feb;68(2):202-8.
  • Retrospective analysis of 242 patients whose carpal tunnels were released using a one-port endoscopic procedure: superior results of early intervention. Eisenhardt SU, Mathonia C, Stark GB, Horch RE, Bannasch H. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2010 Dec;44(6):311-7.
  • The diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue sarcomas of the limbs. Bannasch H, Eisenhardt SU, Grosu AL, Heinz J, Momeni A, Stark GB. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2011 Jan;108(3):32-8.
  • A proteomic analysis of C-reactive protein stimulated THP-1 monocytes. Eisenhardt SU, Habersberger J, Oliva K, Lancaster GI, Ayhan M, Woollard KJ, Bannasch H, Rice GE, Peter K. Proteome Sci. 2011 Jan 10;9(1):1.
  • Abdominal wall strength: a matched-pair analysis comparing muscle-sparing TRAM flap donor-site morbidity with the effects of abdominoplasty. Momeni A, Kim RY, Heier M, Bannasch H, Stark GB. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Nov;126(5):1454-9.
  • The use of the vacuum-assisted closure in microsurgical reconstruction revisited: application in the reconstruction of the posttraumatic lower extremity. Eisenhardt SU, Momeni A, Iblher N, Penna V, Schmidt Y, Torio N, Stark GB, Bannasch H. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2010 Nov;26(9):615-22.
  • The use of the anterolateral thigh flap for microsurgical reconstruction of distal extremities after oncosurgical resection of soft-tissue sarcomas. Momeni A, Kalash Z, Stark GB, Bannasch H. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 May;64(5):643-8.
  • Surgery for Pyodermia fistulans sinifica to circumvent heart transplantation (Case Report). Penna V, Dowlatshahi S, Padron NT, Stark GB, Bannasch H. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Jan;64(1):e12-6.
  • An algorithm for oncologic scalp reconstruction. Iblher N, Ziegler MC, Penna V, Eisenhardt SU, Stark GB, Bannasch H. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Aug;126(2):450-9.
  • Proving the effectiveness of the lip lift for treatment of the aging lip: a morphometric evaluation. Penna V, Iblher N, Bannasch H, Stark GB. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Aug;126(2):83e-4e.
  • Ten years stable internal fixation of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures Bannasch H, Heermann AK, Iblher N, Momeni A, Schulte-Mönting J, Stark GB. J Trauma. 2010;68(3):624-8.
  • Single-stage microsurgical reconstruction for facial palsy utilising the motor nerve to the masseter. Momeni A, Eisenhardt S, Stark GB, Bannasch H. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2010;42(2):95-101.
  • Open fracture and soft tissue injury. Strohm PC, Bannasch H, Helwig P, Momeni A, Stark GB, Südkamp NP. Z Orthop Unfall. 2010;148(1):95-111.
  • A new evaluation tool for monitoring devices and its application to evaluate the implantable Doppler probe. Iblher N, Eisenhardt SU, Penna V, Stark GB, Bannasch H. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2010;26(4):265-70.
  • Association between research sponsorship and study outcome in plastic surgery literature. Momeni A, Becker A, Bannasch H, Antes G, Blümle A, Stark GB. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;63(6):661-4.
  • C-reactive protein: how conformational changes influence inflammatory properties. Eisenhardt SU, Thiele JR, Bannasch H, Stark GB, Peter K. Cell Cycle. 2009;8(23):3885-92.
  • Distal phalangeal bone cysts: differentiation of enchondromata and epidermal cysts. Momeni A, Iblher N, Herget G, Bley T, Stark GB, Bannasch H. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2010;35(2):144-5.
  • The free gracilis perforator flap: is a perforator flap really indicated in the case of the gracilis flap? Momeni A, Bannasch H, Lee GK. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;124(3):1008-9.
  • The aging lip: a comparative histological analysis of age-related changes in the upper lip complex. Penna V, Stark GB, Eisenhardt SU, Bannasch H, Iblher N. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;124(2):624-8.
  • Surgical treatment of a basal cell carcinoma in the upper forehead area by combination of reconstructive and aesthetic surgical techniques. Torio-Padron N, Bannasch H, Eisenhardt SU, Dowlatshahi AS, Stark GB. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010;63(2):e151-2.
  • Correlation between complication rate and patient satisfaction in abdominoplasty. Momeni A, Heier M, Torio-Padron N, Penna V, Bannasch H, Stark BG. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62(1):5-6.
  • The semi-open approach to the gracilis muscle flap: aesthetic refinements in gracilis muscle harvest. Momeni A, Bannasch H. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2009;25(1):63-7.
  • Single step fibula-pro-tibia transfer and soft tissue coverage with free myocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap after extensive osteomyelitis and soft tissue necrosis--a 3 year follow up. Föhn M, Bannasch H, Stark GB. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009;62(11):e466-70.
  • Complications in abdominoplasty: a risk factor analysis. Momeni A, Heier M, Bannasch H, Stark GB. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2009;62(10):1250-4.
  • A critical evaluation of the concomitant use of the implantable Doppler probe and the Vacuum Assisted Closure system in free tissue transfer. Bannasch H, Iblher N, Penna V, Torio N, Felmerer G, Stark GB, Momeni A. Microsurgery. 2008;28(6):412-6.
  • Reconstruction of distal phalangeal injuries with the reverse homodigital island flap. Momeni A, Zajonc H, Kalash Z, Stark GB, Bannasch H. Injury. 2008;39(12):1460-3.
  • Cultured keratinocytes in fibrin with decellularised dermis close porcine full-thickness wounds in a single step. Bannasch H, Unterberg T, Föhn M, Weyand B, Horch RE, Stark GB. Burns. 2008;34(7):1015-21.
  • Technical refinements of composite thoracodorsal system free flaps for 1-stage lower extremity reconstruction resulting in reduced donor-site morbidity. Bannasch H, Strohm PC, Al Awadi K, Stark GB, Momeni A. Ann Plast Surg. 2008;60(4):386-90.
  • The "rising-sun-technique" in abdominoplasty. Momeni A, Heier M, Bannasch H, Torio-Padron N, Stark GB. Ann Plast Surg. 2008;60(4):343-8.
  • A new method for reducing postoperative complications and scar length in abdominoplasty. Momeni A, Torio-Padron N, Bannasch H, Borges J, Stark GB. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(4):227e-8e.
  • Oncosurgical and reconstructive concepts in the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas: a retrospective analysis. Bannasch H, Haivas I, Momeni A, Stark GB. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009;129(1):43-9.
  • Decellularized dermis in combination with cultivated keratinocytes in a short- and long-term animal experimental investigation. Bannasch H, Stark GB, Knam F, Horch RE, Föhn M. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2008;22(1):41-9.
  • Artificial skin. Föhn M, Bannasch H. Methods Mol Med. 2007;140:167-82.
  • Emergency room management of contaminated patients. Strohm PC, Hammer TO, Kopp K, Knobloch V, Alawadi K, Bannasch H, Köstler W, Zipfel E, Südkamp NP. Unfallchirurg. 2008;111(6):459-63.
  • Controlled trials in aesthetic plastic surgery: a 16-year analysis. Becker A, Blümle A, Antes G, Bannasch H, Torio-Padron N, Stark GB, Momeni A. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008;32(2):359-62.
  • The turbinate flap for oronasal fistula closure. Penna V, Bannasch H, Stark GB. Ann Plast Surg. 2007;59(6):679-81.
  • Nipple reconstruction: evidence-based trials in the plastic surgical literature. Momeni A, Becker A, Torio-Padron N, Iblher N, Stark GB, Bannasch H. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2008;32(1):18-20.
  • Gene expression profiling reveals platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha as a target of cell contact-dependent gene regulation in an endothelial cell-osteoblast co-culture model. Finkenzeller G, Arabatzis G, Geyer M, Wenger A, Bannasch H, Stark GB. Tissue Eng. 2006;12(10):2889-903.
  • The "golden thread lift": radiologic findings. Stark GB, Bannasch H. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2007;31(2):206-8.
  • The thoracodorsal artery perforator flap with a vascularized scapular segment for reconstruction of a composite lower extremity defect. Momeni A, Krischak S, Bannasch H. Microsurgery. 2006;26(7):515-8.
  • Endoscopic transaxillary subpectoral augmentation mammaplasty: a safe and predictable procedure. Momeni A, Padron NT, Bannasch H, Borges J, Björn Stark G. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(10):1076-81.
  • Prehospital care of surgical emergencies. Strohm PC, Bannasch H, Goos M, Hammer TO, Südkamp NP. MMW Fortschr Med. 2006; 6;148(27-28):34, 36-8.
  • The application of endoscopy in aesthetic breast surgery. Momeni A, Bannasch H, Torio-Padron N, Borges J, Stark GB. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2006;38(3):144-8.
  • Safety, complications, and satisfaction of patients undergoing submuscular breast augmentation via the inframammary and endoscopic transaxillary approach. Momeni A, Padron NT, Föhn M, Bannasch H, Borges J, Ryu SM, Stark GB. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2005;29(6):558-64.
  • Tissue engineering of skin substitutes. Bannasch H, Momeni A, Knam F, Stark GB, Föhn M. Panminerva Med. 2005;47(1):53-60.
  • Treatment of therapy-refractive ulcera cruris of various origins with autologous keratinocytes in fibrin sealant. Johnsen S, Ermuth T, Tanczos E, Bannasch H, Horch RE, Zschocke I, Peschen M, Schöpf E, Vanscheidt W, Augustin M. Vasa. 2005;34(1):25-9.
  • A semisynthetic bilaminar skin substitute used to treat pediatric full-body toxic epidermal necrolysis: wraparound technique in a 17-month-old girl. Bannasch H, Kontny U, Krüger M, Stark GB, Niemeyer CM, Brandis M, Horch RE. Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(2):160-2.
  • Engineering of muscle tissue. Bach AD, Stem-Straeter J, Beier JP, Bannasch H, Stark GB. Clin Plast Surg. 2003;30(4):589-99.
  • Skin tissue engineering. Bannasch H, Föhn M, Unterberg T, Bach AD, Weyand B, Stark GB. Clin Plast Surg. 2003;30(4):573-9.
  • Skin tissue engineering. Bannasch H, Föhn M, Unterberg T, Knam F, Weyand B, Stark GB. Chirurg. 2003;74(9):802-7.
  • Minimally invasive surgical therapy of gynecomastia: liposuction and exeresis technique. Voigt M, Walgenbach KJ, Andree C, Bannasch H, Looden Z, Stark GB. Chirurg. 2001;72(10):1190-5.
  • Effect of ultrasonic assisted lipectomy (UAL) on breast tissue: histological findings. Walgenbach KJ, Riabikhin AW, Galla TJ, Bannasch H, Voigt M, Andree C, Horch RE, Stark GB. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2001;25(2):85-8.
  • Transplantation of cultured autologous keratinocytes in fibrin sealant biomatrix to resurface chronic wounds. Horch RE, Bannasch H, Stark GB. Transplant Proc. 2001;33(1-2):642-4.
  • Fibrin glue as matrix for cultured autologous urothelial cells in urethral reconstruction. Bach AD, Bannasch H, Galla TJ, Bittner KM, Stark GB. Tissue Eng. 2001;7(1):45-53.
  • Cell transplantation in surgery--reality and prospects for tissue engineering. Stark GB, Volgt M, Andree C, Schaefer DJ, Bannasch H. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2000;26;89(43):1737-40.
  • Treatment of chronic wounds with cultured autologous keratinocytes as suspension in fibrin glue. Bannasch H, Horch RE, Tánczos E, Stark GB. Zentralbl Chir. 2000;125 Suppl 1:79-81.
  • Gene therapy perspectives in modulation of wound healing. Horch RE, Andree C, Kopp J, Tánczos E, Voigt M, Bannasch H, Walgenbach KJ, Dai FP, Bittner K, Galla TJ, Stark GB. Zentralbl Chir. 2000;125 Suppl 1:74-8.
  • Tissue engineering: possibilities and perspectives. Stark GB, Bannasch H, Schaefer DJ, Bittner K, Bach A, Voigt M. Zentralbl Chir. 2000;125 Suppl 1:69-73.
  • Keratinocyte transplantation and tissue engineering. New approaches in treatment of chronic wounds. Tánczos E, Horch RE, Bannasch H, Andree C, Walgenbach KJ, Voigt M, Stark GB. Zentralbl Chir. 1999;124 Suppl 1:81-6.
  • Single-cell suspensions of cultured human keratinocytes in fibrin-glue reconstitute the epidermis. Horch RE, Bannasch H, Kopp J, Andree C, Stark GB. Cell Transplant. 1998;7(3):309-17.

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