Portrait Alexander Zimmermann

Alexander Zimmermann
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Vascular Surgery


  • Catheter-based and open aortic surgery
  • Open surgery of the carotid artery
  • Bypass surgery


Tel. +41 44 255 20 39

Other competencies

  • Surgical treatment of compression syndromes
  • Vascular tumors
  • Venous diseases


Prof. Dr. med. Zimmermann studied human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the University of North Carolina and the Technical University of Munich until 2000. He completed his clinical training at the Klinikum rechts der Isar in the Surgical Clinic and Polyclinic, the Clinic for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Clinic and Polyclinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Murnau Trauma Hospital. In 2008, he was recognized as a specialist in vascular surgery and since then has worked as a senior physician at the Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Technical University of Munich.
He subsequently acquired additional qualifications as a phlebologist, European specialist in vascular surgery (FEBVS), endovascular surgeon and specialist, medical quality management, as well as a Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA).
In 2012, he was appointed Managing Senior Physician and in 2015 Senior Consultant and Deputy Clinic Director of the Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Technical University of Munich. This was also associated with the management of the Munich Aortic Center.
In April 2019, he was appointed to the Chair of Vascular Surgery at the University of Zurich and the associated position of Head of the newly created Clinic for Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Zurich.

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Swiss College of Surgeons
  • German Society for Surgery
  • German Society for Vascular Surgery
  • European Society for Vascular Surgery
  • German Society for Mountain and Expedition Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons

Research focus

  • Clinical research: Aorta, incl. all endovascular therapies (including arches). Participation in international multicenter studies.
  • Imaging: Vascular imaging as a focus of interdisciplinary collaboration with radiology: imaging of spinal perfusion in thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm, endoleak dissection. PAVK perfusion imaging.
  • Health services research: evaluation of health insurance and quality assurance data.
  • Vascular biology: establishment of a biobank with tissue and serum samples of common vascular surgical marker diseases (PAD, aortic aneurysm, carotid stenosis)

Publication list

To the publication list


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Tel. +41 44 255 20 39

Opening hours

8.00 – 12.00 a.m.
13.00 – 17.00

International patients

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Tel. +41 44 255 54 54
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Office hours

Every Tuesday from 8.00 – 12.00 a.m.

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