Education, Diplomas & Specialisation
Assistant Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland (Habilitation)
Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
PhD (Medicine), National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
MD (Doctor of Medicine), University of Bern
2014 - 2011
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland
Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST) Cardiology
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) (Steps 1,2 & 3)
Final Medical Exam, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Thesis: Thrombin and PAR1-activating peptide: effects on human uterine contractility in vitro
BSc (Anatomy) – graduated with first class honours
2004 - 1997
Studied Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
04/18-06/18 Performed TAVI with newer generation transcatheter heart valves (Accurate Neo using ultrasound guided transfemoral puncture), MitraClip (including NTR and XTR newer generation devices) and Cardioband.
07/14-03/18 Triemli City Hospital, Zürich is the highest volume primary PCI centre in Zürich and the second highest volume centre in Switzerland. Performed an average of 500 PCIs per year and was also involved in the structural heart programme including TAVI, LAA Closure and PFO Closure.
07/13-06/14 Structural heart disease, Inselspital, Bern, Prof. Dr. P. Wenaweser, Prof. Dr. S. Windecker.
09/12-06/13 Invasive cardiology, Inselspital, Bern, 50% catheterization laboratory, 50% clinical research on percutaneous aortic valve replacement, Prof. Dr. P. Wenaweser, Prof. Dr. S. Windecker.
09/11-08/12 Invasive cardiology, Inselspital, Bern, 100% in the catheterization laboratory, Prof. Dr. S. Windecker, Prof. Dr. B. Meier.
07/10-08/11 Specialist Registrar, Cardiology, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.
07/09-06/10 Specialist Registrar, Cardiology, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
07/08-06/09 Specialist Registrar, Cardiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
07/07-06/08 Specialist Registrar, Internal Medicine, Wexford General Hospital, Wexford, Ireland.
01/07-06/07 Senior house officer, Internal Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
07/06-12/06 Senior house officer, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
07/05-06/06 Senior house officer, Internal Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
07/04-06/05 Intern, Medicine and Surgery, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.
Grants & Awards
2012 European Association for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EAPCI) clinical research grant (€ 25’000).
2011 Dr. Richard Steevens Travelling Scholarship from the Department of Health, Ireland (€ 62’000).
2004 Gold medal in medicine.
2003 Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) und Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceutical Presidents Presenter Award for the best scientific abstract at the 50th anniversary of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation in Washington, DC, USA, March 25–30, 2003
2000 Pharmacia and Upjohn Gold Medal in Pharmacology Award.
Review & Activities
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Imaging
Catheter Cardiovascular Interventions
Editorial Board Membership
Interventional Cardiology Review, Radcliffe Cardiology, UK, Editorial Board
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, Associate Editor
European Society of Cardiology
European Association for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Irish Cardiac Society
Swiss Cardiac Society
Zürich Cardiac Society