Short CV/Education and training

Medical School

  • 1982 – 1988
    University of Zurich, Switzerland

Medical specialization

  • 2000
    Emergency Physician

  • 1996
    Intensive Care Medicine

  • 1994
    Internal Medicine


  • 2015 – 2016
    Course ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

  • 2010
    Venture Leaders Entrepreneurship training program at Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

  • 2007 – 2008
    Course Ventureplan, CTI label qualification for the company NeMoDevices, Switzerland

Academic Career

  • 2014
    Professorship “Extraordinaria ad personam” University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2011
    Associate Professorship “Titularprofessur” University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2010
    Call for W 2-Professorship Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf (declined)

  • 2004
    Venia legendi “Privatdozentin” for Intensive Care Medicine, especially Neurocritical Care, University Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1989
    Medical degree, University of Zurich (thesis: Prof. Dr. E. A. Koller, Institute of Physiology), Switzerland

Professional Career

  • 2007
    Foundation of NeMoDevices AG as a spin-off company of the University and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • Since 1998
    Head of Neurocritical Care Unit, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1996 – 1998
    Research Fellow Neurocritical Care Unit, Kopfklinik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1995 – 1996
    Senior Doctor Internal Medicine, Stadtspital Triemli Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1993 – 1995
    Resident Anesthesiology and Trauma Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1993
    Resident Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1990 – 1992
    Resident Internal Medicine, Stadtspital Triemli, Zurich, and Regionalspital Wädenswil, Switzerland

  • 1989
    Postgraduate Course and Research Fellow, Cardiology, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

  • 1988
    Research Fellow, Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Selected publications

  • Seule M, Sikorski C, Sakowitz O, von Campe Gord, Santos E, Orakcioglu B, Unterberg A, Keller E (2016) Evaluation of a New Brain Tissue Probe for Intracranial Pressure, Temperature and Cerebral Blood Flow Monitoring in Patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care, 25(2):193-200

  • Seule M, Isaak R, Sanchez-Porras R, Sakowitz O, Keller E, Unterberg A, Orakcioglu B (2016) Evaluation of a New Brain Tissue Probe for Cerebral Blood Flow Monitoring in an Experimental Pig Model. Neurosurgery, 79(6):905-910

  • Cerny T, Schwarz M, Schwarz U, Lemant J, Gérardin P, Keller E (2017) The Range of Neurological Complications in Chikungunya Fever. Neurocrit Care, 27(3):447-457

  • Nogueira A B, Annen E, Boss O, Farokhzad F, Sikorski C, Keller E (2017) Temperature variability in the day-night cycle is associated with further intracranial pressure during therapeutic hypothermia. J of Translational Medicine, 15:170

  • Hostettler I C, Richter JK, Schmid J, Neidert M C, Seule M, Boss O, Pangalu A, Germans M R, Muroi C, Keller E (2017) Decision tree analysis in subarachnoid hemorrhage – Prediction of outcome parameters during the course of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage using decision tree analysis. J of Neurosurgery, in press

Selected projects

  • Development of predictive views and treatment recommendations based on data mining in critical care medicine (project “ICU Cockpit”); precision medicine

  • Development of new methods to estimate cerebral hemodynamics and oxygenation

  • Optical spectroscopy: Theoretical examinations, in vitro examinations, development of new medical devices for clinical applications

  • Examination of the cerebral and systemic inflammatory response; development of new treatment strategies against delayed ischemic deficits after subarachnoid hemorrhage

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Innovation Council Innosuisse

  • Member of BRIDGE evaluation board (joint program Swiss National Science Foundation & Commission of Technology and Innovation)

  • Member of Executive Committee Competence Center of Personalized Medicine UZH/ETHZ

  • Member of Steering committee as expert in Neurointensive Care and National Study Coordinator: International multicentre studies CONSCIOUS-2, CONSCIOUS-3 and Reverse (Actelion Pharmaceuticals)

  • Member of Scientific Advisory Board: ZOLL Medical, Bard Medical, Acandis AG

  • Member of the Societies: Critical Care Medicine; Neurosurgical Anesthesiology and Critical Care; Neurocritical Care Society; European Society of Intensive Care Medicine; European Stroke Organisation; Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Neurologische Intensivmedizin; Arbeitskreis Deutscher Neuro-Anästhesisten und Intensivmediziner, Swiss Societies for Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Neuroradiology, Emergency Physicians, Zerebrovaskuläre Arbeitsgruppe Schweiz

Additional qualifications

  • Former member of Experts Committee Life Sciences (Medtech), Commission of Technology and Innovation (CTI)


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