Prof. Ralph Alexander Schmid

Prof. Schmid was born on July 16, 1959 in Zurich. He received his Doctor of Medicine from University Zurich in1989. He received his residency in Division of Surgery, University Hospital Zьrich (1988–1994). After that he went to America for his fellowships at Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Washington University Medical School (1994–1995).

From 1996 to 1999, he became a staff surgeon at Division of Surgery, University Hospital Zьrich. From 1999 to present, he is the Director of Division of General Thoracic Surgery at University Hospital Bern, Switzerland. Besides, Prof. Schmid is an active member of many renowned medical societies, such as European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), International Society Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), German Society Surgery, Swiss Society Surgery.

Prof. Schmid was the president of the Swiss Society of Surgery (2012–2014). His Clinical and Research Interests are thoracic surgical oncology, malignant pleural mesothelioma, thoracic trauma, molecular oncology of thoracic malignancies, gene therapy, and transplantation immunology/lung transplantation.