AOZ Team

AOZ Team

Our employees are essential to provide a high-standing service to patients. They are motivated, well-trained and guarantee for a successful, reliable and safe service.

We promote employees and their special talents under consideration of principles like:

At AOZ Heidelberg we support a work environment of diversity, quality of life and individual striving

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Schlichtenbrede

Owner and Medical Director of the AOZ Eye Surgery Center + Practice
Board certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon, Fellow European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO)

Medical school: Bonn, Germany, and Dublin, Ireland

Intern- and Fellowship University Eye Clinic Leipzig, Germany

Research: Institute of Ophthalmology, London, 2000 - 2002

Surgical training and work experience at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and East Kent Hospitals, Canterbury 2002- 2005

Consultant at University Eye Clinic Mannheim UMM, Germany, since 2005

2008 Habilitation on "Gene therapy in ophthalmology" and senior consultant at the UMM

Clinic Director of the UMM University Eye Clinic from 2012 to April 2023 Mannheim, Germany

Since 2019 Medical Director of the AOZ Eye Surgery Center + Practice Heidelberg

Member of various ophthalmological societies, national and international

More than 50 scientific publications

Rainer Volz, MD

Board certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmosurgeon in Germany and Switzerland

Study of medicine in the U. S. and Germany

Work experience and fellowships at various eye clinics in Germany and abroad.

Augenärzte in Heidelberg auf jameda
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Christiane Schiltenwolf, MD

Board certified ophthalmologist

Medicalschool Mainz University, Germany

Assistant Medical Director University Eye Clinic, Mainz, Germany

Medical Journalist

Employment in various eye practices

Since 2016 ophthalmologist at AOZ Heidelberg

Member of various ophthalmological societies national and international

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Jaron Schilling, MD

Board certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmosurgeon

Medicalschool University Düsseldorf, Germany

Intern- and Fellowship University Eye Clinic Essen, Germany

Surgical training in Germany and abroad

Medical Director Euroeyes Eye-laser-centers Düsseldorf, Obberhausen, Dortmund and Frankfurt 2009 - 2018

High Volume LASIK and SMILE surgeon with more than 1000 surgeries/year

Member of various ophthalmological societies national and international

in Heidelberg auf jameda
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Friedrich Betzer, MD

Board certified anaesthesiologist

Dr. Betzer has many years of professional experience with thousands of successful operations. This is the prerequisite for him to keep the overview and treat successfully even in difficult cases. For more than 30 years, his self-image has been the optimal service to the patient. In this way, he takes away patients’ fear and ensures optimal treatment in the operating room.

Svenja Sorm

Clinicmanager and patient coordinator

Certified optician

11 years of industry experience

2 years branch-manager for a large eye-center-group


Best recommendations – how others rank us

Dr. Schiltenwolf, Dr. Volz, Prof. Dr. Schlichtenbrede, Dr. Schilling

Our knowledge – your advantage

Dr. Rainer Volz is a specialist in intraocular surgery and has performed thousands of intraocular and refractive surgeries. Prof. Dr. Frank Schlichtenbrede specializes in the anterior and posterior segment of the eye. Dr. Jaron Schilling is our Topsurgeon for PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision, SMILE and LASIK. Dr. Christiane Schiltenwolf is our expert for conservative ophthalmology.
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Optometry team

Alexandra Gutemann, Optician

Jasmin Langer, Optometrist

Karin Lentes, Optometrist

Alexandra Utz, Optometrist

Surgical team

Ivona Becker, Medical Assistant | Surgical assistant

Gordica Stevkovski, Medical Assistant | Head of surgical team

Bircan Yenice, Medical Assistant | Anesthesia team

Practice team

Elena Arnt, Accounting, administration

Susanne Becker-Kunz, Nurse

Irina Eckert, Medical Assistant | Appointment management, patient care

Birgit Holl, Appointment management

Daniela Krohn, Medical Assistant | Appointment management, patient care

Marina Merkel, Accounting

Luljeta Paloj, Administration and Health Management (B.Sc.) | Consultation assistant, equipment examinations

Natascha Heimpel, Medical Assistant | Reception, consultation assistant

Özlem Seis, Head of reception

Luwam Tesfamichael, Medical Assistant | Consultation assistant, patient care

Carina Welz, Consultation assistant, accounting

Many good reasons to choose AOZ Heidelberg

Board certified medical doctors and surgeons

At the AOZ Heidelberg all medical doctors and surgeons are specialists in their respective fields.
Many good reasons

Experience meets continued medical education

All doctors at AOZ Heidelberg have a summarized professional experience of over 50 years. Permanent training and continued medical education ensure updated medical expertise.
Many good reasons

Quality and Service

Our goal ist o provide utmost service and quality for our patients.
Many good reasons

Procedures & Technology

Worldwide recognized technologies, medical equipment of renown brand producers and the use of premium products reflect our continued quest for quality.
Many good reasons
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