Prof. Urs Fischer
Prof. Urs Fischer
Urs Fischer has trained in Bern (CH), London (UK), San Francisco (USA) and Lomé (Togo), and he is Professor of Neurology at the University Hospital (Inselspital), Bern. He is the Head of the Neurological Emergency Team, which treats more than 1400 stroke patients per year.
The University Hospital Bern is one of the pioneer centers worldwide in endovascular stroke treatment (Pioneers: Prof. Heinrich Mattle and Prof. Gerhard Schroth). Furthermore, Urs Fischer is the head of the Neuro Clinical Trial Unit and Co-Director of the Clinical Trial Unit at the University of Bern.
Urs Fischer was a research fellow at the Stroke Prevention Research Unit at the University of Oxford (Prof. Peter Rothwell). He has published papers on different aspects of patients with acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke (scholar.google.ch/citations). His research interest involves acute endovascular stroke treatment, blood pressure and stroke, stroke in children and young adults, and intracerebral hemorrhage. He is participating in multiple preventive, diagnostic and acute treatment trials and stroke registries. He is the co-principal investigator of the SWITCH study: decompressive craniectomy versus best medical treatment of spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage: a randomized trial (switch-trial.ch).
Urs Fischer is very active in National and European Stroke Societies: He is the founder of the Swiss Young Stroke Physicians and he was chairing the ESO Young Stroke Physicians committee. His main aim is to enhance interdisciplinary stroke management. Together with Prof. Jan Gralla, Chairman of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Bern he founded the ESO-ESMINT-ESNR Stroke Winter School in order to enhance collaboration between neurologist and interventional neuroradiologists (www.strokewinterschool.com/sws/).
Other Executive Comittee Members
Dr. Valeria Caso
Dr. Bart van der WorpUtrecht, Netherlands