Portrait Firat Duru

Firat Duru
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Other functions at USZ

  • Senior physician, Head of Rhythmology


  • Interventional electrophysiology
  • Catheter ablation
  • Device Therapy


Tel. +41 44 255 20 99

Other competencies

  • Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies


Since 2013 Professor ad personam – Extraordinarius, University of Zurich
Since 2010 Working Group Board Member of the Swiss Working Group for Pacemaker Therapy and Electrophysiology of the Swiss Society of Cardiology
Since 2003 Head of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, USZ
2017-2019 President of the Swiss Working Group for Pacing and Electrophysiology of the Swiss Society of Cardiology
2011 Titular Professor, University of Zurich
2005 Endowed Professor, University of Zurich
2005 Senior Attending Physician Arrhythmia Service, USZ
2003 Private lecturer – PD, University of Zurich
1999 Attending Physician, Arrythmia Service, USZ
1999 Heart Center, Leipzig (Electrophysiology)
1996-1999 University Hospital Zurich, (Electrophysiology)
1996 Fellow, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, USZ
1994-1996 S.Ersek Cardiology Center, Istanbul
1993-1994 Johns Hopkins and Good Samaritan, Baltimore (Internal Medicine / Cardiology)
1992-1993 S.Ersek Cardiology Center, Istanbul (Cardiology)
1990-1992 Atatürk Hospital, Ankara (Internal Medicine)
1984-1990 Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara

Most important memberships

  • European Society of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • European Heart Rhythm Association
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Society
  • International Academy of Cardiology
  • Center for Integrative Human Physiology (University of Zurich)
  • Swiss Society of Cardiology
  • Zurich Society of Cardiology

Research focus

  • Interventional electrophysiology and catheter ablation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Device (pacemaker/ICD/CRT) therapy
  • Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathies

Prof. Dr. med. Firat Duru Clinic for Cardiology and Heart Center

For patients

I am happy to arrange personal consultation appointments.

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15

For international patients

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

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54

For referrer

To refer your patient for private consultation, contact us as follows:

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15
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