Dr. med. Nina Picker
Dr. med. Nina Picker
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
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.
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
with a piece of Africa in her heart. She also finds relaxation in running, riding and reading.
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