Dr. med. Nina Picker

Specialist for


Dr. med. Nina Picker

Specialist for




Licence to practise medicine / State examination Studies in human medicine Rheinische Friedrich- Wilhelms-University Bonn


Specialist in visceral surgery


Additional qualification in special visceral surgery


Specialisation in Ayurveda (D.G.A)


Specialisation in Marma Therapy (D.G.A.)


Studies and specialist training in Bonn
Dr. med. Nina Picker was born in Münster and grew up in Tecklenburg.
Following her early fascination with medicine, she studied human medicine at the
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn. Dr Picker obtained her doctorate at the
Pathophysiological Institute of the University of Bonn. She completed her specialist
training in the Department of Surgery at the Johanniter Hospital in Bonn (head physician
Prof. H. Wilms and Prof. A. Türler). These years were mainly characterised by the wide
range of laparoscopic operations and included the entire spectrum of visceral surgery with
a focus on colorectal and bariatric surgery.

Further specialist training
in South Africa and Düsseldorf

In 2011, Dr Nina Picker continued her specialist
training at Stellenbosch University Hospital (head physician Prof. B. Warren) in South
Africa, which expanded her open surgery spectrum in particular. After a year in visceral
surgery and trauma surgery, which included in particular the care of polytraumatised
patients, she returned to Germany in 2012 and completed her specialist training in visceral
surgery at the University Hospital Düsseldorf (head physician Prof. W. T. Knoefel).
From 2017 to 2021, she worked here as a senior physician and was able to specialise in
gentle procedures in the abdominal cavity, as well as in endocrine surgery. In 2019, she
acquired the additional title of specialist in special visceral surgery.
Visceral Surgery and Ayurvedic Medicine

Accompanying her many years of surgical experience and expertise in orthodox medicine,
Dr Picker completed her training as an Ayurvedic doctor and marma therapist at the
European Academy of Ayurveda and the German Ayurveda Academy from 2018 to 2021.

At the RKM 740 Interdisciplinary Specialist Clinic, Dr Picker combines her many years of
specialist experience in surgical and conservative visceral surgery with Ayurvedic
medicine. The usefulness of a surgical therapy is always critically questioned. If an
operation is necessary, it is performed both as an outpatient and as an inpatient procedure
on the clinic’s own premises.

In addition to her surgical expertise, Dr. Picker offers a broad repertoire of Ayurvedic
treatment and counselling options, which can be combined with the surgical treatment if

Nina Picker Private
Dr. Picker spends her free time with her family and friends, preferably in nature and always
with a piece of Africa in her heart. She also finds relaxation in running, riding and reading.

Professional experience

Since 2021

RKM 740 Interdisciplinary Specialist Clinic Düsseldorf


Senior physician, University Hospital Düsseldorf- Clinic for General, Visceral and Paediatric Surgery


Resident at Stellenbosch University Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa – Clinic for Visceral and Trauma Surgery


Resident at Johanniter Hospital Bonn, Department of General and Visceral Surgery


DGCH German Society for Surgery

DGAV German Society for General and Visceral Surgery

BDC Association of German Surgeons

CAMIC Surgical Working Group on Minimally Invasive Surgery

CAEK Surgical Working Group on Endocrinology

DGA German Society for Ayurveda



PhD at the Department of Pathology, University of Bonn: Experimental work on lymphatic vessel invasion of colorectal adenocarcinomas


2017-2021 Lecturer at the University of Düsseldorf for students of human medicine



Dr. med. Nina Picker
Pariser Str. 89
40549 Düsseldorf

Office Hours

Monday 09:00 bis 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 bis 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 bis 13:00
Thursday 09:00 bis 19:00
Friday 08:00 bis 13:00


RKM740 Viszeralchirurgie und Ayurvedamedizin

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