Thomas F. Lüscher

Thomas F. Lüscher studied medicine at the University  of Zurich and obtained a board certification  in internal medicine as well as cardiology. He trained in cardiovascular  research as well as in echocar- diography 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 is also directs the newly founded University  Heart Center at his institution  together with his surgical collegue Prof. Francesco Maisano.


In  addition   to  his  administrative   responsibilities,   Professor   Lüscher   is  an  active   general   and interventional cardiologist. His research interests focus on the role of endothelium-derived  mediators in the regulation of vascular tone, platelet-vessel  wall interactions,  and coagulation  as well as vascular structure  in  aging,  hypertension,  hyperlipidemia,  and  atherosclerosis.  The  mission  of  his  clinical research  is the translation  of basic research  to humans,  in particular  in patients  with hypertension, hyperlipidemia,  coronary  artery  disease,  inflammatory  conditions,  acute  coronary  syndromes,  and heart failure.


Professor  Lüscher  has published  extensively,  authoring  or co-authoring  over 500 original  research articles and over 200 review articles, bookchapters  and monographs  including the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular  Medicine.  By the Institute for Scientific Information  he has been rated as one of the  0.5%  most  cited  scientists  worldwide.  He has  obtained  numerous  research  prizes  and  prestigiouslecturerships.


He is a member of many editorial boards and was Associate Editor Europe of Circulation from 2004 to 2008. Since 2009 he is chairman of the publications committee of the European Society of Cardiology  (ESC)  and  an ex-officio  member  of the ESC  board  as well  as editor-in-chief  of the European Heart Journal.