Privatklinik Bethanien

Prof. Dr. med. Walter Weder

Specialist in thoracic surgery and surgery, member of FMH

Languages
DE
Areas of specialisation (2)

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Hospital (1)

Privatklinik Bethanien
Toblerstrasse 61
8044 Zürich

Work Experience

since 2019

Physician at Privatklinik Bethanien

2019

Visiting Professor, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai, China

2019

Visiting Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

2011 - 2019

Medical co-director, USZ

2011 - 2019

Head of the Lung cancer and thoracic oncology centre, Universitätsspital Zürich 

1999 - 2019

Director, Department for thoracic surgery, Universitätsspital Zürich 

1992 - 2019

Head of the lung transplant programme at USZ

1995 - 1999

Clinical lead, Abdominal surgery/thoracic surgery, Universitätsspital Zürich 

Memberships

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Thoraxchirurgie (founding president)
Swisstransplant (founding president, lung transplant group, board member)
European Respiratory Society, ERS
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, IASLC
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, EACTS
European Society for Thoracic Surgeons, ESTS, Past President
European Society for Medical Oncology, ESMO, Educational Committee
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, STS
American Association for Thoracic Surgery, AATS
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, ISHLT
International Mesothelioma lnterest Group, lMlG / board member

Publications

Prof. Dr. med. Walter Weder is the author of over 500 scientific articles in renowned journals. 

Awards

2004 
First mediastinal tumour resection & lobectomy by Da Vinci robot

Since 1995
Multiple studies for extended resection for NSCLC after neoadjuvant therapy 

Since 1998
Multiple studies on EPP/PD for mesothelioma after neoadjuvant therapy

1995
First VATS LVRS worldwide, since then more than 1000 surgical interventions

1993
First VATS lobectomy

1992
First lung transplantation in Switzerland, since then more than 500 lung transplantations have been performed 

Education

1999

Professor of surgery, specifically thoracic surgery, at the University of Zürich 

1993

State doctorate, Privatdozent at the University of Zürich

1990

Specialism in surgery, member of FMH 

1988 - 1989

Research fellowship in Lung Transplantation, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

1984

Doctor of Medicine, University of Zürich

1981

State examinations, University of Zürich, degree in Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto and University of Zürich

Competences

Full spectrum of thoracic surgery, in particular:

  • Lung cancer surgery and complex resections at locally advanced stages, mesothelioma
  • Thymus surgery and mediastinal tumours
  • Minimally invasive surgery VATS and RATS (first VATS lobectomy in Switzerland, 1993, and first robotic thymectomy (Da Vinci), 2004)
  • Emphysema surgery (first thoracoscopic LVRS in the world)

Media

Interview with Prof. Dr. med. Walter Weder

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