Portrait Robert Manka

Robert Manka
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Heart MRI Department of Cardiology


  • Cardiac imaging (heart MRI & heart CT)
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Consultation hours for complex coronary interventions


Tel. +41 44 255 12 51

Other competencies

  • CMR Level 3 – Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)
  • CMR Level 3 – European Society of Cardiology (ESC-EACVI)
  • CMR Level 3 – German Society of Cardiology (DGK)
  • CCT Level 3 – European Society of Cardiology (ESC-EACVI)
  • Head of Qualification Center Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Heart MRI) – ESC-EACVI & DGK


Since 2017 Senior Attending Physician, Cardiac Imaging (Head of Cardiac MRI) and Interventional Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich
2013 Habilitation (Venia legendi), (PD) University of Zurich
2012 – 2017 Attending Physician and Head of Cardiac MRI, Department of Cardiology and Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich
2011 – 2012 Fellowship Interventional Cardiology (Andreas-Grüntzig Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories), Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich
2007 – 2008 Research Fellowship at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
2002 – 2011 Specialist training in internal medicine and cardiology; University Hospital Zurich (USZ), German Heart Center Berlin (DHZB) of the Charité, University Hospital Bonn (UKB), Medical Clinic I I

Most important memberships

  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)
  • Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA)
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)
  • Zurich Society of Cardiology (ZGK)

Research focus

  • Cardiovascular imaging (heart MRI & heart CT)
  • Basic research and development in the field of cardiovascular magnetic resonance tomography
  • Multicenter study on ischemia diagnostics in coronary heart disease
  • Participation in national and international registries (e.g. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, coronary dissection (SCAD), myocarditis, ARVC, scleroderma, amyloidosis)
  • Core Lab cardiovascular imaging for national and international study


  • Scientific Program Chair EuroCMR 2021 (EACVI)
  • Chair of the EACVI CMR Laboratory Accreditation
  • Member of the Scientific Initiatives Committee of the EACVI
  • Member of the European CMR exam Board (EACVI)
  • Fellow of Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (FSCMR)
  • Member of the Clinical Practice Committee of the SCMR
  • SIWF Award for commitment to continuing medical education 2018
  • ISMRM Merit Award 2012 & 2013
  • Gerald M. Pohost Award for the JCMR Best Manuscript 2011

Prof. Manka, Department of Cardiology, Heart Center, Institute for diagn. and intervent. Radiology

For patients

I am happy to arrange personal consultation appointments.

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15
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