Portrait Roger Lehmann

Roger Lehmann
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

Other functions at USZ

  • Representative: Pancreatic islet cells Transplantation Center


  • Insulin pumps and continuous blood glucose monitoring
  • Treatment of all types of diabetes with a focus on gestational diabetes
  • Islet transplantation


Tel. +41 44 255 36 20

Other competencies

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Work in a well-coordinated diabetes team (diabetes specialists, dietary advice)


since 2020 Vice Director, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
since 2014 Vice Director Transplant Program
since 2006 Senior Attending Physician for Endocrinology
since 2000 Director Island Transplant Program
1998 – 2005 Attending Physician at the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition
1996 – 1997 Research stay, Research Fellow at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami, Florida, USA (Prof. C. Ricordi)
1992 – 1996 Endocrinology and Diabetology, Special Assistant, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Hospital Zurich (Prof. E.R.Froesch)
1991 – 1992 Internal Medicine, Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich (Prof. F. Follath)
1989 – 1990 Internal Medicine, Resident and Head of Diabetes Consultation, Regional Hospital Wädenswil (Dr. P. Möhr)
1987 – 1988 Surgical Resident, Surgical Clinic, Uster District Hospital (Dr. P. Segantini)
1986 – 1987 Pathology, Resident, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Zurich (Professors Hedinger and Rüttner)

Most important memberships

  • Past-President of the Swiss Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology (SGED)
  • Past-President Artificial Insulin Delivery Systems and Pancreas and Islet Transplantation (AIDPIT)
  • Former board member of the International Federation of Danube States (FID)
  • Board member of the European Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association (EPITA)
  • Former President of the Association for Practical Diabetology (APD)
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • The Endocrine Society
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
  • Associate member of the Swiss Society of Cardiology
  • Head of the Medical Committee of the Zurich Diabetes Society

Research focus

  • Islet transplantation
  • Physical activity for diabetes (type 1 and 2)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Sensor-assisted insulin pump therapy


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  • International academic activities and lectures
  • Management of Swiss recommendations for the treatment of type 2 diabetes of the SGED
  • Head of Gestational Diabetes of the SGED
  • Head of driving guidelines of the SGED
  • Lectures at the University of Zurich and ETHZ
  • Lectures for specialists, general practitioners and doctors in hospitals

Honors and awards

1996 – 1997 National Science Foundation grant: Islet cell transplantation in patients with IDDM
1997 Member of Phi Beta Delta, National Honor Society for International Scholars
2000 Prize of the Swiss Diabetes Foundation for islet transplantation
2004 Swiss Transplant Research Award (islet transplantation)
2018 Somogyi Prize for the prevention of hypoglycemia in islet transplantation (highest scientific prize in Hungary)


Devices for the production of cell clusters of defined cell numbers and cluster sizes
Kugelmeier P., Lehmann R., Moritz W., Zuellig R.
Patent No,: US 8,911,690 B2, Date of patent approval: December 16, 2014

Prof. Dr. med. Roger Lehmann Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

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