Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Rüfenacht

Specialist in
specially: Diagnostic neuroradiology
specially: Invasive neuroradiology
German, English, French

Core competencies

Diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology (Medical imaging of the nervous system and its surrounding structures)
Clinical application and translational research in the field of image guided minimally invasive therapies for
- neurovascular diseases
- back pain
- tumors
- vascular malformations

Professional career

Co-founder of SwissNeuroFoundation (
Co-founder of EFMINT (European Foundation of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapies).
Oct 2008
Clinical activity and creation of a Neuroradiology Division at the SwissNeuroInstutute Hirslanden Clinic in Zurich in collaboration with Prof. I. Wanke, MD from Essen, Germany.
Preclinical research activities at CABMM (center of applied biotechnology and molecular medicine), a collaboration research platform of ETHZ, VET-SUISSE and UZH, Zurich.
Oct 2008
Co-founder of ESMINT (European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapies,
1992 - 2008
Professor of Neuroradiology at the University of Geneva with clinical responsibilities at the University Hospital of Geneva from 1992-2006 for the Neuroradiology Section in the Radiology Division, and 2007-9/2008 head of Neurointerventional Division.
1988 - 1992
Work in US with stays at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; MAYO
Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota ; and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota).

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

MD thesis, Medical School, University of Berne, Switzerland
1981 - 1987
Postgraduate Training in Radiology and Neuroradiology at the University Hospital of Berne (Prof. W.A. Fuchs and Prof. P Huber) and in Interventional Neuroradiology in 1984/85 at Lariboisière Hospital (Prof. J.J. Merland), University VII of Paris, France.
Honorary Prof. at Dept. of Cardiovascular Science, University of Sheffield, UK
Medical School, University of Berne, Switzerland

Further information

CABMM - Competence Center of Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine