Vice President Academia Raetica, President Graduate School Graubünden
“Through cooperation, the institutes, universities and clinics can make an even more valuable contribution to society and the economy.”
Walter Reinhart studied medicine in Zurich, Geneva, and Bern. He graduated in 1974. He received further training in pathology and medicine at the University of Bern, the Kantonsspital St. Gallen, and the Inselspital Bern. He specialized in internal medicine and passed the board exam in 1981. From 1982 to 1984, he studied the flow characteristics of blood at the Department of Physiology at Columbia University in New York. From 1985 to 1991, he worked as a senior physician at the medical clinic of the Inselspital Bern. He completed his habilitation in 1987. In 1992, he became an honorary professor at the University of Bern. He started a scientific cooperation with the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Houston in 2014. Until today, he has written over 210 scientific publications (PubMed).
From 1996 to 2015, he was Editor-in-Chief of the “Therapeutische Umschau”. Among his most important scientific awards are the Ellermann-price of Hematology and the Fahraeus Award of the European Society of Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation. From 1991 to 2013, Walter Reinhart headed the Department of Internal Medicine at the Kantonsspital Graubünden in Chur.
He is a founding member of Academia Raetica. Since 1995, he is a board member of the Schweizerische Forschungsinstitut für Hochgebirgsklima und Medizin Davos and president of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Swiss Institute of Asthma and Allergy Research in Davos. He acted as Vice-President of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences from 2004 to 2012. Since 2012 he is the president of their nomination committee. From 1995 to 2016 he was a trustee of Kliniken Valens. Since 2013, he is a trustee of Seespital (Horgen/Kilchberg). Walter Reinhart is also a member of the Ethics Committee of the canton Zurich.
Prof. Dr. med. Walter Reinhart
Professor emeritus, Medicine, University of Bern
Former medical director and head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital Graubünden, Chur