Dr. Kjeld Soballe worked as a carpenter for a few years before he started in high school which he completed in two years. He finished medical school at the University of Aarhus, Denmark in 1982, and became a specialist in orthopaedic surgery in 1994.
In 1994 he defended his doctoral thesis: Hydroxyapatite Ceramic Coating for Bone Implant Fixation.
In 1999 he became a Full Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery and the same year Chief Surgeon and Head of Division for Hip Surgery at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
He further improved his clinical experience at HCMC, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, where he completed a clinical fellowship with a full year of hands-on surgical training in hip surgery.
He has a broad background in orthopaedic surgery, and has specialized in hip surgery, particularly total hip arthroplasty, joint preserving procedures (PAO) and revision arthroplasty. The past 25 years he has solely concentrated on hip surgery. He has developed a new minimally invasive approach for periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), which is known worldwide.
He is, as a full professor, responsible for education and research at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and has been supervisor on more than 70 PhD studies and about 10 ongoing PhD studies.
He has published more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals with current research interests in clinical studies of total joints, joint preserving hip surgery, epidemiology of osteoarthritis, clinical databases, fast-track programmes and health economic research.
He spends some of his free time running, scuba diving and is a keen mountain biker.
Kjeld Soballe, Professor, consultant, MD, PhD
Private Hospital Molholm