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Hans U. Baer, MD

 

Associate Professor of Surgery

 

 Prof. Dr. med. Hans U. Baer

Name: Hans Ulrich Baer
E-Mail: hans.baer@baermed.ch
Date of Birth: 22 March 1951
Birthplace: Bäretswil (ZH)
Martial Status: Married and father of two children
Languages: German (native language), English (business fluent), French (fluent), Italian (verbally good knowledge), Indonesian (knowledge)
Adress: Baermed. Centre of Abdominal Surgery
Witellikerstrasse 40, CH-8032 Zurich

 

ACADEMIC CAREER

2003 Specialist in Visceral Surgery (FMH - Swiss Medical Association)

1997 Professor of General Surgery (University of Berne)

1993 Venia docendi in General Surgery (University of Berne )

1986 Specialist in Surgery (FMH - Swiss Medical Association)

1985 Doctor medicinae (University of Zurich): "Capillary damage after frostbite of the fingers evaluated by Fluorescence-video-microscopy" (Prof. Dr. med. A. Bollinger)

1978 Degree of the Swiss Confederation for Doctors (University of Zurich)

1971 General Qualification for University Entrance (Type B with Latin) at Grammar School Zürcher Oberland in Wetzikon

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2004 - Founder of the Centre of Abdominal Surgery (Baermed.) Visceral Surgery Centre, Clinic Hirslanden Zurich

1999 - 2004 Founder and Partner of the Digestive Disease Institute Gastroenterology Centre, Clinic Hirslanden Zurich

1993 - 1999 Vice-Chairman of Prof. M.W. Büchler (Director) Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital Berne

1992 - 1993 Interim Chairman Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital Berne

1991 - 1992 Senior Registrar I of Prof. L.H. Blumgart and Prof. A. Czerniak Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital Berne

1986 - 1990 Senior Registrar of Prof. L.H. Blumgart Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Inselspital Berne

1980 - 1986 Surgical Registrar and Senior Registrar of Prof. A. Akovbiantz (Director) Department of Surgery, Stadtspital Waid Zurich

 1978 - 1980 Surgical Resident of Dr. med. R. Stahel (Director) Department of Surgery, Kreisspital Wetzikon

 

OCCUPIED SEMINARS AND COURSES

1995 - 2001 Hirt Institute Inc. in Zurich Hirt Method (Leadership, Strategy, Organisation, Management)

1992 - 1995 Management Training A - E Inselspital in Interlaken A.E. Herzig , Qualified Psychologist

1996 - 1997 Management Training of the Swiss Society of Surgery (3 x 1 week)

1976 - 1980 Military Career in the Swiss Armed Forces Lieutenant

- Platoon Leader Medical Platoon (1976-1980)
- Central School for Officers I (1981)
- Captain, Commander of the Medical Company (Kdt San Kp 96) (1981-1987)
- Major, Commander Medical Battalion (Kdt Spit Abt 78) (1988-1994)
- Colonel, Commander of the Course on the Law of Armed Conflict (Kdt FDK LOAC) (2003)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

• Swiss Society of Surgery

• Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery

• Swiss Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

• Swiss Association for Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery

• Swiss Association of the Study of the Liver (SASL)

• European Digestive Surgery (EDS)

• German Society of Surger

 

RESEARCH

2002 Establishment of the Foundation for Molecular and Biological Tumour Research in Zurich

1998 Collaborator with research grants: Dr. Mohammed Abu-Shadi Grant of the Government of Egypt for 3 years PhD study under supervision of H.U. Baer und R.R. Friiss

1998 - 2001 Baer HU, Friess H, Zimmermann A The influence of transforming growth factors betas and their receptors on expanding and invading hepatocellular carcinomas (human tissues) Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung Forschungsbudget: Fr. 160'000.-

1994 - 1997 Baer HU, Friess H, Zimmermann A, Büchler MW The influence of transforming growth factors betas and their receptors on expanding and invading hepatocellular carcinomas (human tissues) Swiss National Foundation for the support of scientific research Research budget: Fr. 148'901.-

1994 Baer HU, Krähenbühl L Development of laparoscopic surgery in the rat Grant of the Swiss Working Group of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy Research budget: Fr. 10'000.-

1993 Baer HU Laparoscopic liver resection in the domestic pig Company grant of Autosuture (Switzerland) Research budget: Fr. 60'000.-

 

RESEARCH AWARDS

• Swiss National Fund Project Nr. 32-40 851.94, 1994-1998. The influence of transforming beta growth factors and their receptors on expanding and invading hepatocellular carcinomas.

• Union of Swiss Surgical Society, September 1994. Second Price for outstanding experimental research: laparoscopic liver lobe resection in domestic pigs.

 

TEACHING

Postgraduate training of surgeons and fellows during operations, clinically, and on ward rounds ("bed-side-teaching") (Clinic Hirslanden Zurich)

Examiner of the diploma of the Swiss Confederation for Doctors (written and oral examinations)

Supervision of students with electives in surgery since 1999

Group-Teaching and Supervision at the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery (Inselspital Berne: 1986 - 1999)

Supervision of student theses (dissertations):

M. Rhyner The value of the surgical intrahepatic Segment III Bypass. (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by Dr. med. H.U. Baer and Prof. Dr. med. L.H. Blumgart

E. Eschmann Enlarged cardiophrenic lymph-nodes in hepatocelluar carcinoma: a prognostic factor? (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by P. Vock and H.U. Baer, 1994.

B. Nadig Comparison of cholodocho-duodenostomy and cholodocho-jejunostomy for the treatment of benign biliary obstruction. (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by A. Glättli and H.U. Baer, 1995.

S. Bechinger Therapy of the malignant bile duct obstruction. (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by A. Glättli and H.U. Baer, 1995.

M. Bühlmann Small Bowl Tumours: Therapy, course and prognostic factors. A retrospective Analysis 1984 - 1993 (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by M. Naef and H.U. Baer, 1996.

V. Kuzinkovas Laparoscopic versus open Nissen fundoplication in the rat: Induced immunotrauma and its impact on peritoneal adhesion formation. (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by L. Krähenbühl and H.U. Baer, 1997.

P. Berberat Expression oft TGF-bs and its receptors in liver cirrosis (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by H. Friess and H.U. Baer, 1996.

C. Glaser Laser doppler flow measurement for the evaluation of cyclosporin A induced renal subcapsular Hypoperfusion. Kontinuierliche Messung des kapillären Blutflusses in der Rattenniere unter Cyclosporin A. (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by M. Naef and H.U. Baer, 1997.

B. Mettke The experimental hepatocellular carcinoma in the ACI rat: Modification of growth and expression of growth factors by "high dose rate" brachy therapy. (round ligament approach) Analysis supervised by H.U. Baer, C.R. von Briel and A. Zimmermann, 2003.

 

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