Meet the team
The Bonebridge management team stands for quick implementation of ideas and works hard to keep the time short in transforming a clinically derived solution into a marketable product. A set of skills and experiences in the fields of medicine, engineering, quality management, regulatory affairs and business administration helps the Bonebridge management team to constantly reduce complexity in all its processes and remain a company that stays focused and is easy accessible to the clinician.
Christof Gerber M.D., M.A.
CEO and Co-Founder
Christof started his professional career as a financial analyst. Through his work he got interested in medicine and subsequently received undergraduate medical training at the University of Zurich as well as at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, USA and at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA. He then completed post-graduate medical training in Anesthesiology and Emergency medicine in Switzerland and is a Swiss board certified anesthesiologist. Christof holds a Master degree (M.A.) in economics and a doctorate in medicine (M.D.) both from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He completed management programs at INSEAD and at Harvard Business School.
Alexander Häusler M.A.
CFO and Co-Founder
Alex has gained experience in various industries. He started his career working for two fast growing startups in the fashion industry – VIU Ventures AG based in Zurich and AMARO based in São Paulo, Brazil. Alex then held different positions at UBS in Zurich focusing mainly on data analysis in operational risk. He then moved on to work for of a small Swiss venture capital company investing mainly in early stage MedTech ventures. He soon discovered his interest for the fascinating world at the frontier of medicine, research and business and decided to co-found Bonebridge.
Patrick Burki B.Sc.
Patrick joined Bonebridge in early 2019 and leads the Research & Developmemt team of the company. He started his professional career with an apprenticeship in construction and design engineering at Synthes. He then worked as a development engineer in different fields for DePuy Synthes/Mitek Sports Medicine and completed training as a mechanical engineer at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Burgdorf, Switzerland. He then joined 41medical – a think tank and design&development company that grew out of the former Synthes innovation team. He led the Research & Development team of 41medical until joining Bonebridge in 2019. He continues a part-time affiliation with 41medical as a development engineer.
Christian Gerber M.D., FRCS Ed. (hon)
Chairman of the Board
Christian Gerber, MD, co-founded Bonebridge in 2018. He is an orthopaedic surgeon, scientist and medical teacher. Dr. Gerber is known for his extensive work on traumatic and atraumatic pathologies of the shoulder. He is the former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He has authored over 400 scientific articles and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field of orthopaedics including the Neer Awards of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons on four occasions, the Kappa Delta OREF Clinical Research Award of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Arthur Steindler Award. Dr. Gerber holds a doctorate in medicine (M.D.) from the University of Bern, Switzerland and is a Professor emeritus at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is a honorary member of the Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Swissorthopaedics) as well as a honorary member of the French Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SOFCOT). He is a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edingburgh.
Christoph Bangerter M.D.
Member of the Board
Christoph Bangerter M.D. joined Bonebridge as Member of the Board of Directors in 2019. Dr. Bangerter practiced medicine as a general practitioner before joining the management of Galenica Group in Switzerland. He assumed responsibility for integration of electronic solutions such as Documed into the Galenica group of companies. He then moved on to join the Executive Management Board of KPT Health Insurance Group in Switzerland. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of KPT Health Insurance Group in 2008 and remained in Office until his retirement in 2014. Dr. Bangerter serves as a Board Member of several small to medium Swiss companies primarily in the health care industry. Dr. Bangerter holds a doctorate in medicine (M.D.) of the University of Bern, Switzerland. He completed management programs including the Program for Executive Development at IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Member of the Board
Mr Thomke joined Bonebridge as a Member of the Board of Directors in 2019. Mr. Thomke started his professional career graduating from the International school for hotel management in Luzern, Switzerland. After graduation he founded several highly successful start-ups in the hotel and restauration business and remains an active investor and entrepreneur. He holds several mandates in the hotel/restauration industry as well as in real estate and in the medical technology sector.