Professor of medicine, internal medicine specialist and PhD in cardiovascular research
Senior researcher and head of clinical research group
Senior Consultant and Head of the Hypertension, Dyslipidemia and Smoking counselling service
Preventive medicine with particular emphasis on treatment of cardiovascular risk (arterial hypertension, smoking, obesity and metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, physical activity). In particular
- Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of primary and secondary forms of hypertension and dyslipidemia,
- Clinical pharmacology of antihypertensive therapy and lipid-lowering drugs
- Smoking counselling.
- Activity of the sympathetic nervous system and of the baroreceptors with particular focus on arterial hypertension, heart failure and coronary artery diseases.
- Evaluation of vascular function in normal subjects, patients with cardiovascular risk factors, arterial hypertension, heart failure and coronary artery diseases
Swiss Working Group on Lipid and Atherosclerosis/Swiss atherosclerosis society (board member and president elected), European Society of Cardiology (FESC, secretary of the ESC Council for hypertension), Swiss Society of Hypertension (board member and president elected),
Member of the International Society of Hypertension, European Society of Hypertension, Italian
Society of Hypertension, Swiss Society of Cardiology, Swiss Society of Microcirculation