Portrait Stefano Barco

Stefano Barco
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Angiology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of research
  • Head of the polyclinic


Tel. +41 44 255 33 44


Since 2023 Professor of Angiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Since 2023 Senior Attending Physician, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.
Since 2022 Attending Physician with extended responsibilities, Department of Angiology and Head of the Polyclinic, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland.
Since 2022 Interventional Angiology, Department of Angiology, University Hospital Zurich
Since 2020 Visiting scientist, Center for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (CTH), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
2019-2022 Attending Physician, Department of Angiology and Head of Research, University Hospital Zurich.
2015 – 2019 Post-doc and research group leader, Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
2016 Ph.D. Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. About the thesis
2009 – 2015 State examination and further training in internal medicine (FMH), University Medicine Pavia, Italy.
2002 – 2009 Studied human medicine, University Medicine Pavia.

Most important memberships

  • Member of the “World Thrombosis Day (WTD)” Steering Committee – International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH).
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).
  • Member of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), Societá Italiana per lo Studio della Emostasi e Trombosi (SISET), Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research (GTH), Swiss Society of Angiology (SGA), Swiss Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (SGUM).
  • Co-Chair of the ISTH Subcommittee “Factor XI and the Contact System”.
  • Core member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation & Right Ventricular Function.
  • Member of the “International Consortium for Health Outcome Measures (ICHOM) Working Group” for VTE.
  • European Fellowship of Excellence (EFE-VAS) in Vascular Medicine/Angiology.

Research focus

  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE).
  • New strategies for the prevention and risk-adapted treatment of patients with pulmonary embolism.
  • Pathophysiology and treatment of rare inflammatory (pro)thrombotic conditions.

Clinical focus

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (LE)
  • Duplex sonography
  • Thrombophilia assessment
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease


  • Associate Editor: “Thrombosis Research”.
  • Editorial Board member: “Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis”.
  • Associate Editor: “Haemostaseologie-Progress in Haemostasis”.
  • Associate Editor: “VASA-European Journal of Vascular Medicine”.
  • Editorial Fellow: “Blood”.


2022 Swiss Angiology Prize
2021 Walter and Gertrud Siegenthaler Foundation: Science Prize (2021 Research Prize of the Walter and Gertrud Siegenthaler Foundation)
2021 Bayer Thrombosis Award 2021
2020 Junior Thrombosis Research Award – GTH
2017-2019 Early Career Award – ISTH, ESC, SISET


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