Stephan co-founded ICUC and has played an active role in defining the project strategy direction. Being a founding member of the AO Group and ESB, Prof. Perren is one of the worlds leading medical and scientific authorities on surgical fixation of bone fractures and their healing mechanisms. Before joining ICUC, Stephan was the Director of the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland investigating mechanobiology and biology of surgical fracture treatment together with an interdisciplinary team. Stephan holds an MD degree from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and a DSc. (h.c.) from the University of Guelph CND.