Short CV/Education and training

  • 1990 – 1999
    Rehabilitation research, Herzzentrum, Bad Krozingen, Germany

  • 1999 – 2002
    Head of Exercise Physiology, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Swiss Cardiac & Vascular Center, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2008
    Head of Swiss Health Monitoring, Swiss Health Observatory, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

  • Since 2009
    Head of Exercise and Sports Physiology, University Polyclinic for Endocrinology and Diabetology/ZAEP, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

  • Since 2010
    Managing director, "CARDIODYN" – mobile heart services

Selected publications

  • Meyer K (ed). Gesundheit in der Schweiz – Nationaler Gesundheitsbericht 2008. [Health in Switzerland – National Health Report 2008.] Publisher Hans Huber. Bern 2009

  • Meyer K, Mürner N, Laederach K, Simmet A, Hess OM. Heart failure events, and case fatalities in Switzerland based on hospital statistics and cause of death statistics. Swiss Medical Weekly 138: 506-511; 2008

  • Meyer K. Resistance exercise in chronic heart failure – Landmark studies and implications for practice. Clin Invest Med 29:167-169, 2006

  • Meyer K, Bücking J. Exercise in heart failure – Should aqua therapy and swimming be allowed? Med Sci Sports Exerc 36: 2017-2023, 2004

  • Meyer K, Hajric R, Westbrook S, Haag-Wildi S, Holtkamp R, Leyk D, Schnellbacher H. Hemodynamic responses during leg press exercise in patients with chronic congestive heart failure. Am J Cardiol 83: 1537-1543, 1999

  • Meyer K, Foster C, Georgakopoulos N, Hajric R, Westbrook S, Ellestadt A, Tillmans K, Fitzgerald D, Weinstein H, Young H, Roskamm H. Comparison of left ventricular function during interval versus steady state exercise training in patients with chronic heart failure. Am J Cardiol 82: 1382-1387,1998

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of HEALTHLAB Roundtable for the Future of the Swiss

    Healthcare system, since 2009

  • Associate Editor of the "Journal of Public Health", since 2007

  • Member of the Editorial Board of "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise", 1999 – 2003

  • Member of the Task Force on "European Guidelines of Exercise Training and Exercise Testing in Heart Failure", European Society of Cardiology, 1999 – 2002

Additional qualifications

  • Founding of CARDIODYN GmbH – mobile heart services, 2010:

    CARDIODYN GmbH is the sole mobile provider for non-invasive cardiopulmonary, hemodynamic and metabolic exercise testing, continued education and training in medical sector in Europe (

  • Master of Public Health, 2003


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