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The Meso Foundation Science Advisory Board: Walter Weder, MD

Meet Walter Weder, MD

Dr. Weder is Chairman and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Zurich.

Education
Gymnasium St. Gallen. 1968 - 1973
Matura Type C (natural sciences), Medical school University of Zurich and Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA (1979). 1974 - 1981
Internship in Surgery, Spital Herisau Internship and residency in Department of Pathology and Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich. 1982 - 1988
Research fellowship in Lung Transplantation, Section of Thoracic Surgery. 1988 - 1989

University degrees
Practical physician (equivalent to MD). 1981
Doctoral thesis (equivalent to Master degree). 1984
Kalzitoninbildendes Duodenalkarzinoid bei Neurofibromatose von Recklinghausen Habilitation (equivalent to Academic, Lecturer for Surgery, especially Thoracic Surgery) 1993

Board certifications
Swiss Board of Surgery. 1990
Swiss Board of Thoracic Surgery (Schwerpunkttitel). 2003

Clinical and Academic positions
Attending Physician (Oberarzt), University Hospital Zurich. 1990
Lecturer (Lehrbeauftragter) for Surgery, University Hospital Zurich. 1990
Director Lung Transplantation program. 1992
Academic Lecturer for Surgery (Privatdozent) University Hospital Zurich. 1993
Consultant (Leitender Arzt) for Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich. 1995
Head of Thoracic Surgery Unit, University Hospital Zurich. 1999
Professor and Chief Division of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich. 2003

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