Bernd Spiessl

Bernd Spiessl, born 1921 in Nittenau/Germany, was appointed to the first extraordinary chair for maxillofacial surgery at the Basel University in 1965.

He was an outstanding personality, a passionate and excellent surgeon and scientist. With his innovative and unconventional ideas Bernd Spiessl brought important progress to medicine, mainly in the field of head and neck tumor surgery. Bernd Spiessl died in 2002.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Bernd Spiessl