Curriculum Vitae

PD Dr. med. Daniel Bimmler

Board approved surgeon
Specialized in visceral / abdominal surgery (board approved)

Privatdozent at the University of Zurich

Board approved in sonography of the abdominal cavity

Medical education. Academic career.


Medical School, University of Zurich. Swiss Federal Medical Examination.


Surgical residency: Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich; including pediatric surgery at the Children’s Hospital Zurich (6 months), and one year at the District Hospital of Uster ZH


Research fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Division of Gastroenterology, Boston MA, U.S.A.: Molecular and cell biology of the pancreas (Prof. George A. Scheele).


Board approved specialist in surgery (Facharzt FMH für Chirurgie)


Habilitation as “Privatdozent” (venia legendi), University of Zurich


Board approved specialist in visceral / abdominal surgery (Schwerpunkt-Titel FMH für Viszeralchirurgie)

Appointments as attending surgeon


Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich: out-patient clinics, emergency ward, trauma surgery


Department of Visceral Surgery, University Hospital Zurich (2002/3: attending surgeon with extended responsibilities)


January to April: District Hospital Männedorf ZH: chief surgeon ad interim

Private Practice


Opening of the Practice for Visceral Surgery in Zurich

Academic activities

Establishment of the Pancreatitis Research Laboratory at the University Hospital Zurich.

Co-Investigator in several projects supported by the Swiss National Foundation.

30 English publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals (topics: pancreas, stress reactions in the gastrointestinal tract, small bowel, oesophagus, nutrition).

Awards at several national and international meetings.

Appointment as reviewer for international journals and the Swiss National Foundation.

Lectures and clinical courses for medical students at the University of Zurich.

Supervision of surgical dissertations.

Membership in special committees


Ethics forum University Hospital Zurich


Liaison group University Hospital Zurich – General Practitioners of Zurich


Responsible for the interdisciplinary tumor case presentations at University Hospital Zurich (Gastroenterology, Visceral Surgery, Oncology)


Board member of the association of the “Privatdozenten and Titularprofessoren” of the Medical Faculty of Zurich

from 2009

Board member of the specialist group of zmed (doctors’ network of Zurich)

Membership in various national and international associations (cf list in German version of this webpage)

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