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Prof. Dr. med. Alain Borgeat

Alain Borgeat
Clinical position
Senior Research Consultant

Donor blood-saving measures
Regional anaesthesia
Intravenous anaesthesia
Pain therapy

German, English, French

Honours and awards

  • 2013 Bbraun Regional Anaesthesia ESRA Award (European Society of Regional Anaesthesia) for activities and strategies contribuiting to the conveyance and implementation of scientific evidence into clinical practice of Regional Anaesthesia and postoperative pain therapy
  • 2011 ESRA España distinguished services award lecture

Academic career

  • 2006 Full Professor Anaesthesiology University of Zurich
  • 2001 Professor Anaesthesiology University of Zurich
  • 1999 Associate Professor (PD) Anaesthesiology University of Zurich
  • 1994 Associate Professor (PD) Anaesthesiology University of Geneva
  • 1985 MD University of Lausanne, Thesis on "Renal Cadmiumexcretion"
  • Clerkships at Yale University Hospital, New Haven CT, USA: pneumology, infectious diseases, hemato-oncology
  • 1974 - 1980 University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Continuing professional development

  • 2010 President and Chairman of the Commission for the European Exam of Regional Anaesthesia (EDRA)
  • 2009 Vice Chairman of the Commission for the European Exam of Regional Anaesthesia (EDRA)
  • 2009 Visiting Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology; University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago IL / USA
  • 2007 Visiting Professor General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2003 Visiting Professor University of Toronto General Hospital
  • 1991 Doctorate FMH for Intensive Care Medicine
  • 1988 Doctorate FMH for Anesthesiology
  • 1981 Certificate for Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, received in Luzern
  • 1981 Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), received in Geneva


  • Since 2016 Clinical Instructor Anaesthesiology
  • 2001 - 2016 Chief of Staff Department of Anaesthesiology, Balgrist University Hospital
  • 1995 - 2001 Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Balgrist University Hospital
  • 1993 - 1995 Chief of staff Department of Anaesthesiology, Hôpital regional de Sion
  • 1991 - 1993 Consultant Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Geneva
  • 1989 - 1990 Consultant  Department of Anaesthesiology, Hôpital cantonal Fribourg
  • 1985 - 1989 Resident Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Lausanne
  • 1983 - 1985 Resident  Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Lausanne
  • 1981 - 1983 Research Fellow Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Lausanne

Member of the Board

  • Executive committee of the Swiss Association of Regional Anesthesia SARA (since 2008)


  • Executive Board ESRA European Society of Regional Anesthesia (since 2009)
  • Executive committee of the Swiss Association of Regional Anesthesia SARA (since 2008)
  • Commission of Regional Anesthesia of the Swiss Society of Anesthesia and Reanimation (since 2004, president from 2004-2009)
  • Committee of the European Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia EuroSIVA (since 1998)
  • Swiss Association for the Study of Pain (since 1998)
  • European Society of Regional Anaesthesia (since 1997)
  • European Academy of Anaesthesiology (since 1997)
  • Society of Intravenous Anaesthesia (SIVA), Steering Committee of the task force (since 1997)
  • Swiss Association of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation (since 1996)
  • Société Médicale Valaisanne (since 1993)
  • Swiss Association of Intensive Care Medicine (since 1992)
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (since 1989)

Honorary memberships

  • Elected as honorary member for his merits to the Belgian Society of Anaesthesia and Resuscitation (since 2008)
  • Committee of Alrf (Anesthésie loco-régionale francophone) (since 2003)

Editorial board activities


  • Advances in Anesthesiology & Critical Care
  • Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica
  • Anesthesiology (2005-2011)
  • Associate Editor: Anesthesia & Analgesia


  • Annales Françaises d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation
  • Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
  • European Journal of Anaesthesia
  • Journal of Clinical Anesthesia


We would be happy to arrange an appointment with you.

Claudia Gasser
+41 44 386 38 32
+41 44 386 38 39


Prof Dr Urs Eichenberger and his team use the latest anesthetic techniques for patients of all ages, including children, to provide optimal conditions for smooth and pain-free surgery, as well as recovery from the operation with no complications and minimal pain. Once patients have left the operating theatre, the team continues their care in the recovery room, on the intensive care unit, on the ward, and in subsequent anesthetic and pain clinics.

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