PD Dr. med. Thomas Mindermann

PD Dr. med. Thomas Mindermann

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Doctor's profile

  • Core Competencies

    • Radiosurgery (cranial & spinal)
    • Surgery and radiosurgery (with Gamma Knife and CyberKnife) of pituitary tumors, brain tumors, vascular malformations, and spine tumors
    • Functional neurosurgery (open and radiosurgical) for pain (trigeminal neuralgia, neurogenic pain etc.) and movement disorders (essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease etc.)
    • Surgery for degenerative spinal diseases (herniated discs, spinal stenosis etc.)
    • Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center Zurich

  • Professional Career
    - 2009
    since 2009 Cyberknife for CNS lessions
    2000 - 2009
    Medical Director, Gamma Knife Center Zürich
    2000 - 2001
    Functional Neurosurgery, Klinik Im Park, Zürich (Prof. Siegfried)
    - 2000
    since 2000 In-house Attending Neurosurgeon
    - 1999
    Habilitation (Associate Professorship), University of Basel
    - 1999
    Course in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Karolinska Hospital Stockholm
    1995 - 1999
    Attending Neurosurgeon, University Hospital Basel (Prof. Gratzl)
    1990 - 1995
    Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Basel (Prof. Gratzl) & Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco (Prof. Wilson)
    1988 - 1989
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich (Prof. Baumgartner); Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Zurich (Prof. Glinz)
    1986 - 1988
    Departments of Surgery, Kantonsspital Lucerne (Prof. Vogt) and St. Clara Hospital Basel (Prof. Tondelli)
    1984 - 1985
    Department of Rehab and Geriatrics, Kantonsspital Bruderholz, Basel (Dr. Estape)
  • Education
    - 2002
    Radiation Security Course, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen
    - 2009
    Course in Rotating Gamma System, Anaheim, California
    - 2008
    CyberKnife Courses, Sunnyvale CA & San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy
    - 1999
    Course in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm
    - 1999
    Habilitation (Associate Professorship), University of Basel
    1992 - 1993
    Fellowship in Pituitary Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (Prof. Wilson)
    - 1984
    Doctoral thesis, University of Basel
    1975 - 1983
    Medical School, University of Basel
  • Further Information

    Public Services and Professional Apppointments

    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Basel
    Medical Director, Gamma Knife Center Zürich
    President Neurosurgery, Hirslanden Switzerland
    Board of Medical Directors, Klinik Im Park
    President Commission of Radiosurgery, Swiss Neurosurgical Society
    Commission on the Annual Research Prize on the Swiss Neurosurgical Society
    Scientific Advisory Board, Swiss Patient Group for Diseases of the Pituitary
    Reviewer for Acta Neurochirurgica (Europen Journal of Neurosurgery), Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, Neurosurgery, Praxis Schweizerische
    Reviewer für Surgical Neurology Internationan (SNI)
    Rundschau, and Annual Research Prize of the Swiss Neurosurgical Society
    Formerly Secretary and Treasurer, Swiss Neurosurgical Society
    Formerly Executive Board and Board of Medical Advisors, Swiss Patient Group for Parkinsons Disease
    Formerly Board of Neurosurgical Education and Neurosurgical Board Exams, Swiss Neurosurgical Society

  • Memberships

    Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie (SGN)
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons (USA) (CNS)
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
    International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
    Leksell Gamma Knife Society
    CyberKnife Society
    European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
    Pituitary Society (Internationale Hypophysengesellschaft)
    AerzteGesellschaft des Kantons Zürich (AGZ)
    Neurologische Gesellschaft des Kantons Zürich
    Verbindung der Schweizer Ärztinnen und Ärzte (FMH)

  • Foreign Languages
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Italian

Contact address

Klinik Im Park
Seestrasse 220
8027 Zürich
T +41 44 209 22 97
F +41 44 201 51 66

Opening Times

By appointment Monday through Thursday.
Calls will be answered Monday through Friday 8 AM - 5 PM.


CyberKnife, operating rooms for complex neurosurgery with operating microscopes, computer assisted neuronavigation, stereotactical equipment, high frequency lesioning equipment, ultrasonic aspiration, intraoperative diagnostic ultrasound, intensive care unit, neuroradiological suite with MRI, CT scan, and digital subtraction angiography.
The practice is accessible by wheelchair

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