Portrait David Blum

David Blum
Prof. Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Radiation Oncology

Other functions at USZ

  • Medical Director Palliative Care Center


  • Palliative Care IdS
  • Medical Oncology FMH
  • Internal Medicine FMH


Tel. +41 44 255 13 35

Other competencies

  • Early palliative care
  • Symptom control
  • Multimodal cachexia therapy


Since 05/2019 Assistant Professor Palliative Care UZH
Medical Director Palliative Care Center USZ
2016 – 2019 Specialist 2nd Medical Clinic Oncology UKE; Palliative Medicine; Hamburg Germany
2014 – 2016 Attending Physician Palliative Care Center Cantonal Hospital St.Gallen
2011 – 2014 International PhD Palliative care EURO IMPACT – Marie Curie PhD training
European Palliative Research Center, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine NTNU, Norway
King’s College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, London
2007 – 2011 Oncology/Palliative Care DIM Kantonsspital St.Gallen
2005 – 2007 Internal Medicine Waid City Hospital
2003 – 2005 Internal Medicine Linth Hospital Uznach

Most important memberships

  • Palliative ch
  • ESMO

Research focus

  • Digitalization in palliative care
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Cachexia research
  • Early Integration Palliative Care

Prof. Dr. med. David Blum Competence Center Palliative Care