Portrait Philipp Kaufmann

Philipp Kaufmann
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Nuclear Medicine


  • Specialist for non-invasive cardiac imaging (PET, SPECT, CT, MRI)
  • Specialist FMH for Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology and Internal Medicine


Tel. +41 44 255 15 00

Other competencies

Clinical and academic expertise in the entire field of non-invasive cardiac imaging.


2018 – now Director Medical Division Outpatient Medicine
2016 – now Chairman of the USZ Conference of Clinic and Institute Directors
2014 – now Clinic Director Nuclear Medicine Clinic
2009 – now Professor and Director of Cardiac Imaging USZ
2006 Specialist in nuclear medicine
2003 – 2009 SNF Professor in Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine
1999 – now Director of Nuclear Cardiology USZ
1998 Specialist in cardiology
1997 – 1999 Research stay MRC Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
1996 Specialist for internal medicine
1995 – 1997 Resident at the Clinic for Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine, USZ
1995 Research stay Nuclear Medicine TU Munich
1993 – 1995 Resident at the Clinic for Internal Medicine, USZ
1992 – 1993 Resident at the Clinic for Internal Medicine, Wetzikon Hospital
1990 – 1992 Resident at the Clinic for Cardiology, USZ
1984 – 1990 Study of Human Medicine, University of Zurich

Most important memberships

  • Vice President of the Swiss Society of Nuclear Medicine (SGNM)
  • Member of the Swiss Society of Cardiology (SGK)
  • Member of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM)
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • Member of the Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)

Research focus

Clinical research in all areas of non-invasive cardiac imaging (SPECT, PET, CT and MRI) with a focus on improving the diagnostic and prognostic value of the methods with the aim of optimizing therapy management while using the procedures in a more gentle manner.


  • SCMR level 3 cardiac magnetic resonance imaging competency.
  • EACVI Level 3 Competency in Cardiac Computed Tomography


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