Josef Wisser has been a Senior Physician of the Department of Obstetrics of University Hospital Zurich since 1994.
After studying medicine at the University of Munich and the University of Glasgow he did his specialist training at the University of Homburg/Saar, Georgetown University Washington, and LMU Munich, where in 1993 he was awarded a Habilitation and completed his specialist training in perinatal medicine. In 1999 his Habilitation was recognized by the University of Zurich. He is a member of a number of international professional associations and since 1993 has been a Level III member of DEGUM (German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine).
In this capacity he has worked in the standards committees for first and second trimester screening, Doppler sonography, and gynecological ultrasound. Since 2003 he has held a teaching post in medical ethics at the University of Zurich. His special scientific interests include the diagnosis and treatment of fetal diseases and ethical issues in perinatal medicine. In these fields he has performed a large amount of scientific work, has authored a number of textbooks, acts as a reviewer for a number of international scientific journals, and edits a training journal for gynecological ultrasound.