Portrait Alexander Breitenstein

Alexander Breitenstein
PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Device Implants & Extractions


  • Catheter-based interventional ablation of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Device implantations (pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization devices, electrodeless pacemakers)
  • Electrode extractions


Studied medicine at the University of Basel. Training in general internal medicine and cardiology at peripheral hospitals and at Zurich University Hospital. Swiss specialist in internal medicine and cardiology. Training in invasive electrophysiology (catheter ablation) and device implantation at the Barts Heart Center in London with Professor Richard Schilling. Attending Physician for cardiology and rhythmology since 2015.

Most important memberships

  • FMH General Internal Medicine
  • FMH Cardiology
  • Swiss Cardiology Society
  • VSAO
  • Fellow of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)

Research focus

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Development of new device therapies
  • Development in the field of electrode extractions

PD Dr. med. Alexander Breitenstein, Department of Cardiology and Heart Center

For patients

I am happy to arrange personal consultation appointments.

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15

For international patients

For an appointment for private consultation, please contact our International Office directly.

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54

For referrer

To refer your patient for private consultation, contact us as follows:

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15
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