Portrait Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz

Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Lung and Thoracic Oncology Center
  • Representative: Lung

Specialties

  • Robotic surgery
  • Advanced oncological resections
  • Pulmonary endarterectomy
Appointment

Contact

Tel. +41 44 255 88 04
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Career

Since 2022 Professorship/Ordinaria for Thoracic Surgery, University of Zurich
Since 2020 Clinic Director, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich
Since 2019 Management of the Lung Cancer Center Zurich
Since 2017 Head of the Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory, University Hospital Zurich
2017 Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Extraordinarius, University of Zurich
2015 Senior Physician, Clinic for Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich
2014 Fellowship at the Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Paris (France)
2014 Specialist FMH for Thoracic Surgery
2013 European Board of Thoracic Surgeons
2011 Clinical Fellowship an der Universität Toronto, Kanada
2011 SNF professorship
2008 Venia legendi
2007 Senior Physician, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich
2005 Specialist for Surgery, Medical Association Berlin
2001 Approbation
1991 Promotion

Most important memberships

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS, seit 2015)
  • German Society for Surgery (DGC, since 2001)
  • German Society for Thoracic Surgery (DGT, since 2012)
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO, seit 2007)
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgery (ESTS, seit 2012)
  • European Thoracic Oncology Platform (ETOP, seit 2010)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC, seit 2012)
  • International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig, seit 2018)
  • International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT, seit 2017)
  • Swiss Association for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK)
  • Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC, since 2010)
  • Swiss Society for Pulmonary Hypertension (SGPH, since 2015)
  • Swiss Society for Thoracic Surgery (SGT, since 2014)
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS, seit 2020)

Research focus

  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma
  • Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Further

Executive Activities / Committees / Commissions

  • European Thoracic Oncology Platform (ETOP): Chair Mesothelioma Group, seit 2011
  • Swiss Association for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK): Thoracic Surgery Representative for the Lung Cancer Group, since 2011.
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS): Councilor, 2012 – 2017; Chair Biology Club, 2012 – 2018, Member of the Learning Affair Committee, seit 2016; Program Committee, seit 2016; Treasurer elect, 2016; Treasurer, 2017 – 2022; President elect, 2021/2022; President, seit 2022
  • Annals of Thoracic Surgery (ATS): Editorial Board, seit 2015
  • International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC): Taskforce Mesothelioma, seit 2016; IASLC Staging Subcommittee MPM; Program Committee for 2018 and track committee member for NSCLC OMD 2022
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT): Program Committee, seit 2017; CTEPH Council Vice Chair, 2019 – 2020; representative to the Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee, 2020
  • International Mesothelioma interest group (iMig): Board Member, seit 2018; Program Committee, seit 2019
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): National Research Council, seit 2019; Steering committee IICT SNSF, seit 2019; Ambizione, 2020 – 2021
  • USZ Innovation pool: Commission, since 2020
  • Taskforce for the ERS/ESTS Statement on Management of Pleural Infection, since 2020.
  • Board of Trustees Schulthessklinik, since 2021
  • International Director of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), since 2022
  • Program Committee AATS for 2023

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