Diana Reser

Diana Reser graduated in 2004 as a medical doctor with “summa cum laude” at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary.

Between 2004 and 2006, she was a general surgery trainee in her birth town Lucerne, Switzerland.

In 2007, she became chief resident at the University Hospital in Zürich, Switzerland under Professor Volkmar Falk, where she completed her training focusing on minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

In 2011 she was co-founder and later chairwoman of the “Young Swiss Cardiac Surgeons Club” of Switzerland with the aim to standardize and improve training for young residents.

In 2013, she received her Swiss Board Certification of cardiac and thoracic vascular surgery (FMH) and the European Board Certification of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (FETCS). Furthermore Diana is Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCSGlasg).

Since 2011 she is teaching medical students, interns and residents how to become cardiac surgeons in practical courses and gives regular lectures at the University of Zürich.

As a result in 2018, she became Associate Professor in the field of minimally invasive cardiac surgery at the University of Zürich (first woman in the history of the University and second in Switzerland). Since 2019 Diana works as a senior consultant cardiac surgeon at the Heart Clinic Hirslanden in Zürich, Switzerland.

She is board member of “Medical Women Switzerland” (MWS) with the aim to improve working conditions for female doctors in her country.

Last year she applied for full professorship at the University of Zürich, as the first woman in Switzerland ever to reach this academic level. The decision of the University is pending and is due by the end of this year.

WiCTS Committee Member 2024-2027