Honorary Member

Prof. Dr. med. Laszlo Kovacs

Prof. Dr. med. Laszlo Kovacs is Senior Attendant and Deputy Clinic Director of the Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, “Klinikum rechts der Isar” of the Technical University of Munich. He is also Founder and Head of the research group Computer Aided Plastic Surgery (CAPS) at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, “Klinikum rechts der Isar” of the Technical University of Munich.

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Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery
“Klinikum rechts der Isar” of the Technical University of Munich
Ismaninger Str. 22
D-81675 Munich
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Professional Career and Current Position

05/1994-02/1997 Clinical Hospital of Cologne at Merheim Clinic of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Center for Massive Burn Injuries

01/1997 Certification as Specialist in Plastic Surgery

02/1997 up to date Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery

Current position:

Senior Attendant and Deputy Clinic Director of the Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, “Klinikum rechts der Isar” of the Technical University of Munich

Founder and Head of the research group Computer Aided Plastic Surgery (CAPS) at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, “Klinikum rechts der Isar” of the Technical University of Munich

Co-Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Journal „caMe - Computer Aided Medical Engineering“, expert Verlag GmbH, Renningen, Germany

Awards

  • Mimics Innovation Awards 2010 awarded by Materialise, Leuven
  • “Selected Landmark 2010” in the competition “Germany – Land of Ideas”
  • “Karl Max von Bauernfeind-Medaille” 2008, awarded for the first bilateral upper arm allotransplantation - 04.12.2008 München
  • „Golden Camera“– award fot best Video – Endoscopic –Assisted Forehead- and Facelifting by the German Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • “Edgar-Ungeheuer-Prize” 2006, awarded by the German Society of Surgery (DGC)
  • "Gold Award" of the 2nd World Congress on Quality in Clinical Practices

Publications: First Author

  1. Kovacs L., M. Kloeppel, P. Graf, E. Biemer. Die Rolle der Vakuum-Versiegelung bei der Behandlung der nekrotisierenden Fasziitis. Journal of Wound Healing, 2000; 13(2): 27-29
  2. Kovacs L., M. Kloeppel, N.A. Papadopulos, W. Reeker, E. Biemer, Necrotizing fasciitis. Ann Plast Surg, 2001; 47(6): 680-682
  3. Kovacs L., A. Zimmermann, N.A. Papadopulos, E. Biemer. Re: factors determining shape and symmetry in immediate breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg, 2004; 53(2): 192-194
  4. Kovacs L., N.A. Papadopulos, S.A. Ammar, M. Kloppel, P. Herschbach, G. Heinrich, A. Baumann, E. Biemer. Clinical outcome and patients' satisfaction after simultaneous bilateral breast reconstruction with free transverse rectus abdominis muscle (TRAM) flap. Ann Plast Surg, 2004; 53(3): 199-204
  5. Kovacs L., A. Zimmermann, H. Wawrzyn, K. Schwenzer, H. Seitz, C. Tille, N.A. Papadopulos, M. Kloeppel, R. Sader, H.F. Zeilhofer, E. Biemer. Computer aided surgical reconstruction after complex facial burn injuries - opportunities and limitations. Burns 2005;31:85-91
  6. Kovacs L., M. Kloeppel, N.A. Papadopulos, C. Schmidt, P. Graf, E. Biemer. Desmoid tumour in the donor-site of a latissimus dorsi flap in Gardner´s Syndrome. Br J Plast Surg 2005;58:884-6
  7. Kovacs L., M. Eder, N.A. Papadopulos, E. Biemer. Validating three-dimensional imaging of the breast. Ann Plast Surg 2005;55:695-6.
  8. Kovacs L., A. Zimmermann, P. Juhnke, C. Taskov, N.A. Papadopulos, E. Biemer. Weichteildefekte als Komplikation nach Knieendoprothetik: Operative Strategien zur Weichteilrekonstruktion. Der Orthopäde, 2006; 35(2): 162-168
  9. Kovacs L., A. Yassouridis, A. Zimmermann, G. Brockmann, A. Wöhnl, M. Blaschke, K. Schwenzer-Zimmerer, R. Rosenberg, N.A. Papadopulos, E. Biemer. Optimization of 3-Dimensional Imaging of the Breast Region with 3-Dimensional Laser Scanners. Ann Plast Surg, 2006; 56(3): 229-236
  10. Kovacs L., A. Zimmermann, G. Brockmann, M. Gühring, H. Baurecht, N.A. Papadopulos, K. Schwenzer-Zimmerer, R. Sader, E. Biemer, H.F. Zeilhofer. Three-dimensional recording of the human face with a 3D Laser Scanner. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 2006; 59:1193-1202
  11. Kovacs L., A. Zimmermann, G. Brockmann, H. Baurecht, K. Schwenzer, N.A. Papadopulos, M.A. Papadopoulos, R. Sader, E. Biemer, H.-F. Zeilhofer. Accuracy and precision of the three-dimensional assessment of the facial surface using a 3-D laser scanner IEEE Trans Med Imaging, 2006; 25(6):742-754
  12. Kovacs L., M. Eder, R. Hollweck, A. Zimmermann, M. Settles, A. Schneider, G. Brockmann, K. Schwenzer-Zimmerer, N.A. Papadopulos, E. Biemer, New Aspects of Breast Volume Measurement Using 3D Surface Imaging. Ann Plast Surg, 2006; 57 (6):602-610
  13. Kovacs L., M. Eder, R. Hollweck, A. Zimmermann, M. Settles, A. Schneider, M. Endlich, A. Mueller, K. Schwenzer-Zimmerer, N.A. Papadopulos, E. Biemer. Comparison between breast volume measurement using 3D surface imaging and classical techniques. Breast 2007;16 :137-45
  14. Kovacs L., Grob M, Zimmermann A, et al. Quality of life after severe hand injury. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2011; 64(11):1495-502.
  15. Kovacs L., Eder M, Zimmermann A, et al. Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Breast Augmentation and the Influence of Anatomic and Round Implants on Operative Breast Shape Changes. Aesthetic Plast Surg 2012.

Publications: Senior Author

  1. Eder M., N.A. Papadopulos, L. Kovacs. Virtual 3-dimensional modelling as a valuable adjunct to aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. Am J Surg 2007; 194:563-5
  2. Eder M., N.A. Papadopulos, L. Kovacs. Breast Volume Determination in Breast Hypertrophy: An Accurate Method Using Two Anthropomorphic Measurements. Plast Reconstr Surg 2007; 120: 356-7
  3. Hoehnke, C., M. Eder, N.A. Papadopulos, A. Zimmermann, G. Brockmann, E. Biemer,  L. Kovacs. Minimal invasive reconstruction of posttraumatic hemi facial atrophy by 3-D computer-assisted lipofilling, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg,  2007; 60:1138-44
  4. Eder, M., A. Schneider, H. Feussner, A. Zimmermann, N.A. Papadopulos, L. Kovacs. Brustvolumenbestimmung anhand der 3-D Oberflächengeometrie - Verifizierung der Methode mit Hilfe der Kernspintomographie / Breast volume assessment based on the 3-D surface geometry - verification of the method using MR imaging. Biomed Tech (Berl), Biomed Tech (Berl). 2008; 53(3):112-21
  5. Grob, M., N. A. Papadopulos, A. Zimmermann, E. Biemer, L. Kovacs. Psychological Impact of Severe Hand Injury, Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Jun;33(3):358-62
  6. Eder M, Kovacs L. [Commentary on the article of Herold et al.: The use of mamma MRI volumetry to evaluate the rates of fat survival after autologous lipotransfer]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2010; 42(2):135-6.
  7. Giunta RE, Eder M, Machens HG, Muller DF, Kovacs L. [Structural fat grafting for rejuvenation of the dorsum of the hand]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2010; 42(2):143-7
  8. Eder M, v Waldenfels F, Sichtermann M, Schuster T, Papadopulos NA, Machens HG, Biemer E, Kovacs L. Three-dimensional evaluation of breast contour and volume changes following subpectoral augmentation mammaplasty over 6 months. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2011; 64(9):1152-60
  9. Eder M, Waldenfels FV, Swobodnik A, Kloppel M, Pape AK, Schuster T, Raith S, Kitzler E, Papadopulos NA, Machens HG, Kovacs L. Objective breast symmetry evaluation using 3-D surface imaging. Breast 2011
  10. Papadopulos NA, Eder M, Stergioula S, Teymouri HR, Mavroudis MC, Herschbach P, Henrich G, Papadopoulos ON, Biemer E, Kovacs L. Women's quality of life and surgical long-term outcome after breast reconstruction in Poland syndrome patients. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2011; 20(5):749-56
  11. Eder M, Brockmann G, Zimmermann A, Papadopoulos MA, Schwenzer-Zimmerer K, Zeilhofer HF, Sader R, Papadopulos NA, Kovacs L. Evaluation of Precision and Accuracy Assessment of Different 3-D Surface Imaging Systems for Biomedical Purposes. J Digit Imaging 2012
  12. Eder M, Waldenfels FV, Swobodnik A, Kloppel M, Pape AK, Schuster T, Raith S, Kitzler E, Papadopulos NA, Machens HG, Kovacs L. Objective breast symmetry evaluation using 3-D surface imaging. Breast 2012; 21(2):152-8

Publications: Co-Author

  1. Giunta R., J. Akpaloo, L. Kovacs, E. Biemer. [Subcutaneous "wash-out" in extravasations]. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir, 2002; 34(6): 399-402
  2. Papadopulos N.A., A. Raith, J. Henke, M. Kloppel, T. Brill, D. Muller, L. Kovacs, W. Erhardt, E. Biemer. [Surgical closure techniques of fetoscopically created defects of the fetal membranes in the midgestational rabbit model]. Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde, 2003; 63(7): 651-657.
  3. Papadopulos N.A., H.F. Zeilhofer, M.A. Papadopoulos, H. Feussner, J. Henke, L. Kovacs, H.H. Horch, E. Biemer, [Experimental endoscopic intrauterine surgery for craniofacial malformations such as the cleft lip and palate]. Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir, 2003; 7(2): 70-75
  4. Huhn E.A., C. Jannowitz, H. Boos, M.A. Papadopulos, H.F. Zeilhofer, J. Henke, D. Muller, L. Kovacs, E. Biemer, N.A. Papadopulos, [Fetal wound healing: current status and new perspectives]. Chirurg, 2004; 75(5): 498-507
  5. Papadopulos N.A., M.A. Papadopoulos, H.F. Zeilhofer, H. Boos, J. Henke, W. Erhardt, P. Boettcher, R. Stolla, L. Kovacs, E. Biemer. Intrauterine autogenous foetal bone transplantation for the repair of cleft-like defects in the mid-gestational sheep model. J Craniomaxillofac Surg, 2004; 32(4): 199-210
  6. Papadopulos N.A., M.A. Papadopoulos, H.F. Zeilhofer, J. Henke, T. Brill, P. Boettcher, R. Stolla, L. Kovacs, P. Graf, E. Biemer. Fetal surgery & cleft lip and palate: Current status and new perspectives. Br J Plast Surg 2005;58(5):593-607
  7. Papadopoulos M. A., C. Jannowitz , P. Boettcher, J. Henke, R. Stolla, H.-F. Zeilhofer, L. Kovacs, W. Erhardt, E. Biemer, N. A. Papadopulos. Three-dimensional cephalometry: An evaluation of the reliability of cephalometric measurements based on three-dimensional CT reconstructions and on dry skulls of sheep fetuses. J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2005;33(4):229-37
  8. Papadopoulos M.A., N.A. Papadopulos, C. Jannowitz , P. Boettcher, J. Henke, R. Stolla, H.-F. Zeilhofer, L. Kovacs, W. Erhardt, E. Biemer. Three-dimensional cephalometric evaluation of maxillary growth following in utero repair of cleft lip and alveolar like defects in the mid-gestational sheep model. Fetal Diagn Ther 2006; 21(1):105-114
  9. Papadopulos N.A., S. Klotz, A. Raith, M. Foehn, U. Schillinger, J. Henke, L. Kovacs, R.E. Horch, E. Biemer. Amnion cells engineering: engineering: A new perspective in fetal membrane healing after intrauterine surgery? Fetal Diagn Ther 2006, 21:494-500
  10. Papadopulos N.A., L. Kovacs, A. Baumann, S. Ali, P. Herschbach, G. Henrich, E. Biemer. Lebensqualität und Zufriedenheit nach Brustrekonstruktion. Chirurg, 2006;77(7):610-615
  11. Zimmermann A., R. Zimmer, L. Kovacs, S. Einödshofer, P. Herschbach, G. Henrich, W. Tunner, E. Biemer, N.A. Papadopulos. Lebenszufriedenheit transsexueller Patienten nach geschlechtsangleichenden Operationen. Chirurg, 2006;77 (6) 432-8.
  12. Teymouri H.-R., S. Stergioula, M. Eder, L. Kovacs, E. Biemer, N. A. Papadopulos. Breast reconstruction with autologous tissue following mastectomy. Hippokratia, 2006; 10:153-162
  13. Schwenzer-Zimmerer K., D. Chaitidis, B.I. Borner, L. Kovacs, R. Sader, H.F. Zeilhofer, C. Holberg. Lippen-Kiefer-Gaumen-Spalten. Individuelle Analyse der Lippenspalte durch 3-D-Lasertopometrie. Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir, 2006;10(6):377-384
  14. Klöppel M., C. Tudor, L. Kovacs, N.A. Papadopulos, C. Höhnke, I. Himsl, N.T. Hoang, E. Biemer. Comparison of experimental microvascular end-to-end anastomosis via VCS®-Clips versus conventional suture technique in an animal model. J Reconstr Microsurg, 2007; 23:45-9
  15. Papadopulos, N. A., L. Kovacs, S. Krammer, P. Herschbach, G. Henrich, E. Biemer, Quality of life following Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: A prospective study", J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 2007; 60:915-21
  16. Dornseifer, U., Matiasek, Fichter,A., Henke, J., Weidner, N., L. Kovacs, Papadopulos, N.A. Surgical Therapy of Peripheral Nerve Lesions: Current Status and New Perspectives,  Zentralblatt für Neurochirurgie , 2007; 68:101-10
  17. Schwenzer-Zimmerer, K., D. Chaitidis, I. Boerner, L. Kovacs, N.F. Schwenzer, C. Holberg, H.F. Zeilhofer. Systematic contact-free 3D topometry of the soft tissue profile in cleft lips. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2008 Nov;45(6):607-13
  18. Papadopulos, N.A., C. Weigand, L. Kovacs, E. Biemer. The Free Vascularized Fibular Epiphyseal Transfer: Long-Term Results of Wrist Reconstruction in Young Patients. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2008 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  19. Ruckhäberle, E., S.G. Nekolla, C. Gante, K.T. Schneider, A. Peter, A. Raidt, L. Kovacs, S.J Brockmeier, M. Schwaiger, R. Oberhoffer, N.A. Papadopulos. In vivo intrauterine sound pressure and temperature measurements during magnetic resonance imaging (1.5 T) in pregnant ewes. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2008;24(3):203-10
  20. Papadopulos, N.A., J. Schaff, R. Sader, L. Kovacs, H. Deppe,  A. Kolk, E. Biemer. Mandibular reconstruction with free osteofasciocutaneous fibula flap: a 10 years experience. Injury. 2008 Sep;39 Suppl 3:S75-82
  21. K. Schwenzer-Zimmerer, D. Chaitidis, I. Berg-Boerner, Z. Krol, L. Kovacs, NF Schwenzer, S. Zimmerer, C. Holberg, H.F. Zeilhofer. Quantitative 3D soft tissue analysis of symmetry prior to and after unilateral cleft lip repair compared with non-cleft persons (performed in Cambodia). J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2008 Dec;36(8):431-438
  22. Fichter, M.A., U. Dornseifer, J. Henke, K.T. Schneider, L. Kovacs, E. Biemer, J. Bruner, N.S. Adzick, M.R. Harrison, N.A. Papadopulos. Fetal spina bifida repair--current trends and prospects of intrauterine neurosurgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2008;23(4):271-86
  23. Schwenzer-Zimmerer, K., J. Haberstok, L. Kovacs, B.I. Boerner, N. Schwenzer, P. Juergens, H.F. Zeihofer, C. Holberg. 3D surface measurement for medical application--technical comparison of two established industrial surface scanning systems. J Med Syst. 2008 Feb;32(1):59-64
  24. Papadopulos NA, Weigand C, Kovacs L, Biemer E. The free vascularized fibular epiphyseal transfer: long-term results of wrist reconstruction in young patients. J Reconstr Microsurg 2009; 25(1):3-13
  25. Steiner T, Raith S, Eichhorn S, Doebele S, Trainotti S, Muller S, Eder M, Kovacs L, Burgkart R, Wolff KD, Holzle F. Evaluation of a new optical measuring system for experiments on fractured human mandibles : A biomechanical feasibility study in maxillofacial surgery. Clin Oral Investig 2011

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