Dr. med. Astrid Baege

Specialist in
Gynaecology and Obstetrics
German, English, Russian

Core competencies

Breast disease

  • Breast cancer check-ups
  • Evaluation of benign and malignant breast diseases including imaging techniques (mammography and ultrasound) and invasive diagnostics (fine needle aspiration, punch biopsy, vacuum biopsy)
  • Breast surgery for benign and malignant lesions/tumours, axillary operations and oncoplastic surgery

Care of patients at high risk of breast cancer

  • Breast and ovary check-ups
  • Preventative breast surgery
  • Preventative removal of ovaries

HPV-associated diseases of external and internal female genitalia

  • Colposcopic differential investigations
  • Evaluation of benign, pre-malignant and malignant lesions of the cervix, vulva and vagina including HPV tests, cytological examinations, punch and bite biopsies
  • Laser treatment and test excisions of the vulva, vagina and portio
  • Conisation (LEEP, laser, knife)

Professional career

2011 - to date
Senior Attending Senologist and Breast Surgeon, Breast Center Zurich, Switzerland
2011 - to date
Co-Director Gynaecological Dysplasia Clinic, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
2010 - to date
Lecturer Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2007 - 2010
Gynaecologist and staff scientist, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
2003 - 2006
Staff scientist
National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA
1999 - 2003
Postdoctoral fellowship
Department of Pathology and Oncology
Georgtown University Medical Center, Washington DC, USA
1996 - 1998
Assistant doctor
Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Charité Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
Internship Maternal Foetal Medicine, High Risk Obstetrics
Internship Gynaecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery (EBSQ)
Fellow of the Breast Surgery Working Group
Spedialist in gynaecology and obstetrics, Germany
Medical doctor
Licence to practise medicine
Authorisation to practise medicine as a resident doctor
1989 - 1996
Degree in medicine, Humboldt-Universität and freie Universität Berlin

Further information

2011 Matching Fund Award, University Hospital Zurich
2007 Bayer Schering Pharma Award, Bayer HealthCare AG
2007 Award for Best Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting Swiss Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2006 Brigid G. Leventhal Award in Cancer Research, AACR-Women in Cancer Research
1998 International Scientist Exchange Program Award, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

International patents
2005 Trioxane Dimers with Surprisingly High Anti-Cancer Activity and Surprisingly Long-lasting Antimalarial Activity
2004 Use of Artemisinin and its Derivates for Treating Tumors Induced by Oncogenic Viruses and for Treating Viral Infections

Memberships and partnerships

  • German Gynaecology and Obstetrics Society
  • International Papillomavirus Society
  • American Association for Cancer Research

Publications & videos

Events & lectures