Ralph A. Schmid, MD

Medical Training:
Medical School
  : University of Zurich, Switzerland
Graduation: 1987
Doctoral Thesis: 1990
Privatdozent : 1995
Board Certifications:                
Swiss Board Certification in General Surgery 1995
Swiss Board Certification in General Thoracic Surgery 1999
European Board of Cardio- Thoracic Surgery 1999

Appointments :
Residency
1988-1994 Division of Surgery University Hospital Zürich
Fellowships
1994-1995: Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Washington University Medical School, St.Louis MO, Joel D. Cooper, G. Alexander Patterson
Staff Surgeon               
1996-1999: Division of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich
1999- present: Professor of Surgery, Director, Division of General Thoracic Surgery University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

Memberships:
Swiss Medical Society
Swiss Society of Surgery
German Society of Surgery
Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery
Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

President of the Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery
Officer of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
President of the Swiss Society of Surgery 2012-2014

Clinical and Research Interests :
Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Thoracic Trauma
Molecular Oncology of Thoracic Malignancies
Gene Therapy
Transplantation Immunology/Lung Transplantation