Prof SM Balaji visits the Charite Berlin at the personal invitation of Prof Adolphs
Prof SM Balaji was invited by Prof Nicolai Adolphs to the Maxillofacial Surgery Unit of Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin. This was in recognition of Dr SM Balaji’s scientific contributions towards the advancement of cranio-maxillofacial surgery techniques.
History of the Charite Berlin
The Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin was founded in 1818. It sustained some damage during World War II and was rebuilt at the end of the war. It was the most prestigious medical center of the German Democratic Republic. It was merged with the Freie Universitat of Berlin in 2003 and has since been one of the largest clinics in the whole of Europe. The Charite today is a premier surgical center for maxillofacial surgery in Germany.
Prof SM Balaji views the functioning of the Charite Berlin from close quarters
Prof Nikolai Adolphs is an eminent specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He extended a personal invitation to Prof SM Balaji to visit the Charite as an observer. Prof SM Balaji attended the morning briefing session before ward rounds and also accompanied Prof Adolphs and his residents for the morning ward rounds. Prof SM Balaji was also invited into the operating room at the Charite to observe the surgical management protocols employed at the premier center.
Prof Adolphs also invited Dr SM Balaji to his room at the Charite and showed him some of the memorabilia he had collected in relation to craniofacial surgery over the course of his distinguished surgical career.
Prof Balaji also met with Prof Max Heiland, Director, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Charite Universitatsmedizin, Berlin