Pediatric surgery

Martin Meuli is an internationally renowned surgeon and researcher, especially in the field of neonatal and fetal surgery. Since 2003 he has been Director of the Department of Pediatric Surgery of University Children’s Hospital Zurich.

After completing his medical degree in Zurich in 1981, Prof. Meuli undertook basic training in anesthesiology, general surgery, and urology between 1982 and 1986. Between 1987 and 1992 he trained in pediatric surgery at University Children’s Hospital Zurich under Prof. Stauffer and in 1990 he was granted FMH certification in that specialty. Between 1993 and 1995 he held a research fellowship under Profs. Harrison and Adzick at what was then the world’s only center for fetal surgery, the Fetal Treatment Center of the UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Medical Center.

He was awarded a Habilitation by the University of Zurich in 1996 on the basis of a dissertation on fetal surgery for spina bifida (myelomeningocele), a subject that forms a major focus of his research work. Following a number of groundbreaking publications by him in this field, fetal surgery for spina bifida has now been introduced into human medical practice. The year 2010 saw the first fetal operation for spina bifida to be performed in Switzerland. As well as being a member of a large number of national and international professional associations, Prof. Meuli is widely active as associate editor of and reviewer for a number of prestigious scientific journals. In addition, he is a past president and a present board member of the Swiss Society of Pediatric Surgery and a delegate to the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons.

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Dr. Möhrlen studied medicine in Zurich, completing his degree in 2000. He then trained as a general surgeon at Männedorf Hospital and at Waid City Hospital in Zurich before undergoing training as a pediatric surgeon at University Children’s Hospital Zurich (under Profs. Stauffer and Meuli). He is an FMH-certified pediatric surgeon, a Physician in Charge of the Department of Visceral, Neonatal, and Fetal Surgery, and Head of Minimally Invasive Surgery within the Department of Pediatric Surgery at University Children’s Hospital Zurich.

In addition, he undertook a year and a half of further clinical training specifically in visceral surgery and fetal surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (the world’s largest and most important center for fetal surgery). Along with minimally invasive surgery, his principal areas of clinical activity are neonatal surgery, prenatal counseling, and fetal surgery. His research activity is focused primarily on the immune response in laparoscopic procedures.

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Dr. Mazzone earned his medical degree at the University of Zurich in 2002. After 2 years of general surgery residency at the Cantonal Hospital Zug, he started his training in pediatric surgery at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich under Prof. Meuli. Between 2008 and 2010 Dr. Mazzone held a clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery under Prof. Adzick at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the world’s largest and most important center for fetal surgery.

Dr. Mazzone is a board certified pediatric surgeon (FMH) and works as an attending physician at the Department of Visceral, Neonatal, and Fetal Surgery of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich. His research activity focuses on basic research in the area of fetal surgery/fetal tissue engineering. He is member of the Swiss Society of Pediatric Surgery.

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