ADVISORY BOARD

Prof. Dr. Fernando Salvetti

Founder and Managing Partner of Logosnet, a pioneer in the field of immersive simulation, augmented and virtual reality, knowledge dissemination, communication of science and technology, international and cross-cultural communication, and soft skills development.

Prof. Dr. Reto Krapf

Swiss Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, academic researcher and teacher at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Founder and Chief editor of the Swiss Medical Forum. 

Head of research and development in large international bio-analytical organization. 

Prof. Dr. Martin Schilling

General Surgeon with clinical focus on Oncological Surgery. More than 20 years in extensive experience in initiating and building up advanced surgical programs in different countries, in both public and private health care sectors. A pioneer in evidence based clinical process management run in different clinical information systems as well as innovative study design. 

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Guentert
Dr. Eduard Tschan

Professor of Health Economics and Healthcare Management in leadings schools of Public Health in Germany and Austria. Lecturer at different universities in Switzerland. International experience in strategy development for healthcare services and healthcare financing as consultant of WHO and the European Council. Expert in measuring quality of healthcare. Head of Healthcare System Department at the Private University of Liechtenstein. 

Country Director for the International Medical Corps in Lebanon with extensive operational leadership in humanitarian crisis and global health initiatives within the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, the United Nations and the World Bank. Spearheaded the Global Measles and Rubella Initiative. 

Dr. Antoinette Ruegg

Former President of Business and Professional Women International (BPW), Former President BPW Switzerland. 

Holder of a Biology Degree, Second studies in applied Psychology, and specialized in Career Development, Leadership and Emotional 

Intelligence. 

Dr. Alois Schranz
Dr. Dieter Michel

Dr. Alois Schranz, medical specialist for trauma surgery and sports traumatology, founder and medical director of the Medalp Clinic Group.

 


In addition to his work as a physician, he is an innovator and entrepreneur in various health projects and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Medalp Holding AG.

Rehabilitation Specialist. Former Medical Director of Rehabilitation Hospital, Swiss Paraplegic Center Nottwil. Master of Business and Administration. Former President of Alumni executive MBA of Business School University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. 

CEO of a health care center in Küssnacht, Switzerland. Specialist in Insurance Medicine and Consultant of different Insurance Companies in Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Albert Urwyler

Former Dean of Medical Faculty, University of Basel, Switzerland. Professor em. and Co-Chairman, Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital, University of Basel, Switzerland.

 

Member of Board of Directors, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. Member of Board of Directors, Hôpital du Jura, Switzerland. Specialist FMH in Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Interventional Pain Treatment, Swiss Board Certified.

Dr. Stefan Hunziker
Dr. Richard Schwen

Dr. Hunziker is an MD, specialized in general surgery. He also holds a Bachelor degree in computer science and a Executive Master of Business Administration from University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is the Chief Information Officer of Lucerne Hospital. 

 

Under his leadership a comprehensive digitalization strategy was implemented. He serves as a Board Member Swiss Society of Medical Informatics, Board Member Swiss ehealth summit (HIMSS and Swiss Society of Medical Informatics) and Board of Directors Hosp-IT AG. 

Dr. Richard Schwen has extensive research and senior management experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and public health industries. 

 

Dr. Schwen holds a PhD in pharmacology, and is board certified in both toxicology and regulatory affairs. He has held Vice President positions in several large and small biotech companies, holds several patents, and has authored multiple scientific publications. 

 

Dr. Schwen also served as Chairman of the Cincinnati Board of Health, and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. 

Mr. Daniel Küng
Dr. Barbara Claudi

Mr. Daniel Küng, Entrepreneur of passion, founder and manager of self-owned companies in Latin America and Southern Europe.

 

From 2004 to 2019, Mr. Küng was the CEO of the Swiss Foreign Trade Promotion Organization S-GE (Switzerland Global Enterprise), formerly OSEC.

Dr. Barbara Claudi, independent consultant with more than 30 years experience in insurance medicine in the areas of:  

- primary and re-insurance;

- product development with focus on invalidity, basic   capabilities, critical illness, nursing;

- development of global medical manuals for    

   insurance tariffing;

- medical risk assessment for different classes of  

  insurance;

- medical activities and consulting in accident

  rehabilitation management.


Dr. Claudi was the Medical Director Swiss Re Life & Health (Germany/North Eastern Europe). 

Dr. Nicole El Marj

Dr. Nicole El Marj is a clinical psychologist with a range of multicultural experience who has worked in various research and clinical settings. Those include: inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient, in private and public sectors. She has previously worked in the National Health Service UK and the American University of Beirut Medical Center AUBMC.

 

Areas of expertise: trauma as well as mood and anxiety disorders. She is currently based in Lebanon and transitioning to Canada.

Dr. Wafa J. Nasser

Dr. Wafa J. Nasser had been a pediatrician for the past 36 years. In 1998, Dr. Nasser established her own private practice, The Whole Child Pediatrics, P.S.C.

 

Having been born in Btekhnay, Lebanon, she was privileged to have emigrated to the United States of America in 1960, where she grew up in West Virginia and received her medical degree at West Virginia University and her pediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Nasser teaches Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residents throughout the year. 

 

Dr. Hrayr K. Shahinian

Dr. Hrayr K.Shahinian is an M.D, board certified surgeon, who’s post graduate hybrid training consisted of two residencies and two fellowships including a skull base fellowship with Prof. Ugo Fisch at the University of Zurich. He started his academic career as an assistant professor of surgery and neurosurgery at SUNY Stony Brook and NYU.


Over the subsequent 25 years, Dr. Shahinian

introduced several novel techniques for the endoscopic removal of pituitary and brain tumors, published 100 peer reviewed articles and a textbook entitled “Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery”.

Over the past 8 years, his research with NASA resulted in 16 US and International patents and earned the Federal Laboratory consortium award for outstanding technology development.

Prof. Dr. Sleiman Ghorayeb

Dr. Sleiman R. Ghorayeb is Professor of Radiology & Molecular Medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Professor-in-Charge of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at Northwell Health, Professor of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, and Investigator in the Center for Immunology and Inflammation and at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health. His research focuses primarily on theoretical and experimental studies in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound in Orthopaedics, Dentistry, Ophtalmology, Urology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine and Obgyn.

He is the recipient of the 2019 Research Mentor of the year award, IEEE’s Athanasios Papoulis Award,

IEEE’s Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society, Presidential Research Award; and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, Fellow of the

British Royal Society of Medicine, Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the honorary scientific research society Sigma Xi.

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