Portrait Claudia Schrimpf

Claudia Schrimpf
PD Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Vascular Surgery


  • Open surgical treatment of the carotid artery
  • Bypass surgery
  • Endovascular and open aortic surgery


Tel. +41 44 255 20 39

Career and Education

Since 08.2020 Senior Consultant at the Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zürich
08.2020 Specialization as endovascular surgeon by the German Society for Vascular Surgery
03.2016 – 06.2020 Fellow in vascular surgery, Clinic for Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hanover Medical School
03.2016 Board certification in vascular surgery, Lower Saxony Medical association
01.2016 Requisite qualification in radiation protection including interventional radiology
05.2015 Basic course for clinical trials and good clinical practice
03.2012 Certified qualification in medical teaching “Active in Teaching” with a total of 200
teaching units
09.2011 – 03.2016 Resident, Clinic for Cardiac-, Thoracic-, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School
06.2009 – 08.2011 Postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Laboratory of Inflammation Research
07.2006 – 03.2009 Resident in the Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Clinic Region Hannover, Hospital Siloah, – Common Trunk Surgery
06.2006 License to practice medicine issued by the Government of the Cologne District, Germany


2016 – 2019 Member of the DGG Young Forum Commission
2016 Organizing Committee Research Workshop Summer School 2016 DGG within the framework of the AG Research of the Young Forum of the DGG
2016 – 2019 Trainee representative in the ESVS Academy
Organization Academy Annual Meeting 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019/ 2020
Since 09.2019 Human Resources (HR) Officer at the ESVS Academy
2014 – 2017 Council Member Germany at the European Society for Vascular Surgeons in Training (ESVS)
Seit 2012 European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
Seit 2011 German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine (DGG)

Research focuses

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Interaction of pericytes and endothelial cells in vascular disease
  • Vascular implant infection