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Professor Thomas Luescher
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Professor Thomas F. Lüscher is the Director of Research, Education & Development and Consultant of Cardiology at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital Trust and Imperial College in London and Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University Zurich.

Professor Lüscher studied medicine at the University of Zurich and obtained the board certification in internal medicine and cardiology. He trained in cardiovascular research and in echocardiography at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA and was later Professor of Pharmacotherapy at the University of Basel, then Professor of Cardiology at the University of Berne, before assuming his current position as Professor and Chairman of Cardiology at the University Hospital Zurich and Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Since 2014, he directs the newly founded University Heart Center at his institution together with his surgical colleague Prof. Francesco Maisano. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Professor Lüscher is an active general and interventional cardiologist and mentor of numerous physicians and scientists.

Professor Lüscher has published over 400 original research articles and review articles. Professor Lüscher has been a mentor of numerous physicians and scientists from 15 countries.


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Medical Procedures

  • Cardiac catheterizations


  • Percutaneous coronary procedures (balloon angioplasty and stenting)
  • Non-coronary interventions (percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale, TAVI and renal nerve ablation)

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Special Interests

  • Cardiovascular medicine from prevention (hypertension, lipid disorders, diabetes)
  • Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris, myocardial infarction)
  • Heart failure


Primary Medical Qualification

MD 1978 Universitat Zurich


Specialist Register entry date

Cardiology From 23 Mar 2017