Portrait Christian Matter

Christian Matter
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology


  • Echocardiography
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Translational research


Tel. +41 44 255 38 71

Other competencies

  • FMH Internal Medicine, FMH Cardiology
  • Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish


1987 State examination in medicine, University of Zurich
Until 1996 further training as a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology in Boston, Lucerne and University of Lucerne.
Zurich Hospital. After 3 years postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston (mechanisms of cardiovascular remodeling) from 1999 group leader in experimental cardiology research at the University Hospital Zurich, then senior physician and later head physician for translational research and cardio-oncology.

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Society of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology (Fellow European Society of Cardiology)
  • Deputy Editor European Heart Journal
  • Swiss National Science Foundation Careers Committee (President Committee postdoc mobility Biology and Medicine)

Research focus

  • Molecular mechanisms of arteriosclerosis and thrombosis (calorie restriction, immunometabolism)
  • Biomarkers for risk stratification after myocardial infarction
  • SwissHeart Failure Network – Personalized Medicine in patients after myocardial infarction and heart failure to improve diagnosis and risk prediction
  • Cardio-oncology – for a better understanding of immunological and metabolic interactions in cardiovascular and hemato-oncological diseases


  • Deputy Editor European Heart Journal

Prof. Dr. med. Christian Matter, Department of Cardiology and Heart Center

For patients

I am happy to arrange personal consultation appointments.

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15
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For international patients

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

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54
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