Portrait Primoz Petric, Ph.D.

Primoz Petric, Ph.D.
Prof. Dr. med.

Oberarzt meV, Klinik für Radio-Onkologie


  • Radiotherapy of gynecological and breast cancers.
  • Brachytherapy of various tumor types, using MRI and/or CT for personalized irradiation.
  • Intracavitary and interstitial brachytherapy with real-time Ultrasound guidance.


Tel. +41 44 255 26 73

Further competencies

  • Doctor of Science and Associate Professor at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
  • Teacher at the International ESTRO course on Gynecological radiotherapy
  • Course director and teacher at several other international courses on Gynecological radiotherapy
  • Academic teaching of medical students
  • Consultant to the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) on ICRU Report 89 for Cancer of the Cervix.
  • Co-author of international recommendations on gynecologic radiation therapy (European, American and Indian Radiotherapy Societies – ESTRO/ABS/IBS).
  • Expert reviewer of European Guidelines for treatment of gynecological cancers (ESGO/ESTRO/ESMO/ESP Guidelines)


From 2020 Senior Consultant, lead of brachytherapy program. Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Zürich.
2019-2020 Senior consultant and Faculty member. Department of Radiation Oncology, Institute of Oncology Ljubljana.
2017 Doctor of Science (PhD) Diploma, University of Ljubljana. Field: Gynecologic Oncology
2013-2018 Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead. Department of Radiation Oncology. National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR), Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.
2014-2018 Research and Education Committee – Clinical Lead at Department of Radiation Oncology, NCCCR, Doha, Qatar
2013-2018 Quality Assurance and Quality Control Committee Lead, Department of Radiation Oncology, NCCCR, Doha, Qatar
2015-2018 Member of NCCCR Hospital Research Committee, HMC, Qatar
From 2008 Member of Faculty at the ESTRO teaching course on Gynecological radiotherapy and chemotherapy with special emphasis on cervical cancer MRI guided brachytherapy
2007-2012 Head, Department of Brachytherapy. Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
2005 Master of Science (MSc) Diploma, University of Ljubljana. Field: Head & Neck Oncology
2006 Fellowship: MRI guided brachytherapy. Medical University of Vienna, General Hospital of Vienna.
2004-2005 Subspecialty training in Brachytherapy. Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
2004-2007 Consultant and Faculty member. Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
2000-2004 Radiation oncology Residency. Institute of Oncology Ljubljana
1999-2000 Internship: emergency medicine and intensive internal medicine. University Clinical Center Ljubljana
1998 Medical University Diploma (Medical Doctor). University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


  • Europaen Society of Radiation Oncology (ESTRO)

Research focus

  • Gynaecological radiotherapy clinical results
  • Contouring uncertainties, and learning curve
  • Brachytherapy applicator development
  • Imaging for treatment planning.
  • Member of the Gyn GEC ESTRO and EMBRACE research groups
  • Investigator in EMBRACE and retro-EMBRACE protocols and related sub-studies.