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Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Curriculum Vitae


Partner at the Heart Center Hirslanden Zurich

2015 – 2017

Head physician at the University Hospital Zurich, Heart and Da Vinci Surgery

2009 – 2015

Senior physician at the Inselspital Bern

1999 – 2008

Senior physician at Stadspital Triemli and USZ

2001 – 2002

Fellowship St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and Brigham Women Hospital, Boston, USA (Tufts and Harvard University)

1998 – 1999

Assistant doctor at the Rhaetian Cantonal Hospital

Studies & diplomas


2018 CAS – cardiac structural interventions, University of Zurich

2015 KTI Label

2012 Habilitation, University of Bern

2008 FMH Heart and thoracic vascular surgery

2007 European Board for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (EBTCS)

2000 Venia Legendi, University of Zurich

1997 State Examination Medical Faculty, University of Zurich

Valve surgery

Reconstruction/repair and replacement of all heart valves

Focus on minimally invasive heart surgery

Robotic surgery with DaVinci operation robot

Bypass surgery

Arterial revascularisation

Minimally invasive bypass surgery (MIDCAB)

Aortic surgery

Aortic root and aortic arch

Minimally invasive

Complex reoperations

Heart infections (endocarditis)

Valve and aortic prosthesis replacement

Cardiac arrhythmias

Implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators

Minimally invasive (thoracoscopic) implantation of biventricular/resynchronisation pacemakers

Thoracoscopic cardiac dysrhythmia/atrial fibrillation ablation (Maze operation) and atrial appendage resection/clipping

Vascular surgery

Carotid artery narrowing (Carotis TEA)


Development of minimally invasive, catheter-based valve reconstruction procedures

German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Swiss Society for Heart and Thoracic Vascular Surgery

European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Society of Thoracic Surgeons