Portrait Barbara Stähli

Barbara Stähli
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Vice Director of Department, Department of Cardiology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Division Andreas Grüntzig Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories


  • Complex coronary interventions, functional coronary diagnostics (vasospastic angina and coronary microvascular dysfunction)
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Clinical research (coronary and structural heart disease)


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Since 2024 Vice Director and Head of the Andreas Grüntzig Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories.
Since 2021 Senior Attending Physician for invasive cardiology.
2019-2023 Deputy Head of the Andreas Grüntzig Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories.
Since 2019 Head of Interventional Research and Deputy Head of the Andreas Grüntzig Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories.
2016 – 2020 Attending Physician for invasive cardiology, first at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, then at University Hospital Zurich.
2016 Habilitation in internal medicine and cardiology at the Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
Before 2016 Specialized training in invasive cardiology at the Montreal Heart Institute (EAPCI Certification in Interventional Cardiology).
Before 2016 Specialized training in vascular biology and clinical research at the University of Zurich and the Montreal Heart Institute.
Before 2016 Medical studies, state examination and doctorate at the University of Bern. American state examination (ECFMG). Executive Master of Business Administration (eMBA) from the University of Zurich. Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Sheffield. Specialist in internal medicine and cardiology.

Most important memberships

  • Zurich Society of Cardiology (ZGK)
  • Swiss Society of Cardiology (SGK)
  • Swiss Working Group for Interventional Cardiology
  • German Society of Cardiology (DGK)
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)
  • Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine (SGAIM)
  • Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMH)

Research focus

  • Interventional therapy strategies for acute and chronic coronary syndrome
  • Coronary microvascular dysfunction and vasospastic angina
  • Aortic valve stenosis and transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Gerontocardiology


  • Associate scientist Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Deputy Editor “Cardiovascular Medicine”, official journal of the Swiss Society of Cardiology (SGK)

PD Dr. med. Barbara Stähli Department of Cardiology and Heart Center

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In this podcast episode, Prof. Dr. Barbara Stähli talks about her daily work and groundbreaking inventions at the USZ. She advises women in particular to listen to their heart.

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