Abitur, Goethe School, Neu Isenburg, Germany, 1983. Doctor of Medicine, Goethe University, Frankfurt, 1990. Doctor of Medical Dentistry, Goethe University, Frankfurt, 1993.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Regensburg, Germany, 1999.
On March 24, 1998, Rüdiger Marmulla performed the first computer-assisted bone segment navigation at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Foreign this, a new navigation system was used which Marmulla developed in cooperation with Carl Zeiss. The Surgical Segment Navigator uses for the first time complete anatomical surfaces instead of single reference points for the patient registration process.
After his academic studies in human medicine and dentistry at the University of Frankfurt/Main, Rüdiger Marmulla received two doctorates as Doctor medical.
(Doctor of Medicine) and Doctor medical. dentist (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) in the field of electron-microscopic research at the Doctor Senckenbergische Anatomie.
Later, Rüdiger Marmulla joined the medical branch of the Christian Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Help Facility in Frankfurt/Main. From 1994 to 1998 Rüdiger Marmulla worked as resident in the clinic for oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Regensburg, as of 1998 he was senior physician.
In 1999 Rüdiger Marmulla qualified as a professor with his thesis in computer-assisted bone segment navigation.
Since 1995, Rüdiger Marmulla acts as consultant for Carl Zeiss AG and since 2005 as consultant for Fraunhofer Institute IPK, Berlin. From 2002 on he led a special research field funded by the German Research Foundation for computer-supported surgery at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Karlsruhe. Since 2005, Rüdiger Marmulla had, among others, a joint research and development project for navigation with the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luftund Raumfahrt, Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt).
Marmulla, Rüdiger (inventor), Carl Zeiss Oberkochen (submitter): Bone Segment Navigation System, International Patent PCT/EP98/06828, 1998 Marmulla, Rüdiger (inventor), Carl Zeiss Oberkochen (submitter): Bone Segment Navigation system, European Patent European Parliament/98954456, 1999 Marmulla, Rüdiger System and method for bone segment navigation, United States Patent 6.241.735, 2001 Marmulla, Rüdiger (inventor), Carl Zeiss (submitter): System and method for bone segment navigation, Japanese Patent 1999-523260, 2002 Marmulla, Rüdiger and Lüth, Tim: Device for instrument, bone segment, tissue, and organ navigation, European Patent 1237493, 2004 Marmulla, Rüdiger and Lüth, Tim: Method and device for instrument, bone segment, tissue, and organ navigation, United States Patent 7.079.885, 2006.
Fellow Society Physics, German Society Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, German Society Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery.
Married Marion Kobler, April 8, 1996. Children: Lukas, Johanna, Annika.