Surbek, Daniel


1982-1988 Medical School, University of Basel
1988 MD Graduation, Medical Faculty, University of Basel
1989 Doctoral Thesis, Medical Faculty, University of Basel
1989 MD Graduation, USA, ECFMG-Certificate

Postgraduate Positions
1990-1991 Residency Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Interlaken
1991-1992 Residency Surgery and Urology, Kanton Hospital Olten
1992-1995 Residency Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital, Basel
1995 Fellowship Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital Lörrach, Germany
1996 Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Examination passed)

Positions and Titles as Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology
1996-1999 Senior Fellow incl. Subspeciality Fellowship, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Basel
1997 Research Visit USA:
Center for Fetal Treatment, Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
1999-2000 Research Fellowship Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King’s College Hospital, London, U.K.
2000 Diploma in Fetal Medicine The Fetal Medicine Foundation, London, U.K.
2000-2002 Consultant Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital, Basel
September 2002 Subspeciality title (FMH) “Obstetrics and Feto-Maternal Medicine” and Subspeciality title (FMH) “Operative Gynecology and Obstetrics”
2002-2005 Senior Lecturer and Consultant Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
University Hospital, Basel. Elected member of the Medical Faculty / Faculty assembly of the University of Basel

November 2001 Habilitation, Venia Docendi obtained from the Medical Faculty,
University of Basel and appointment as Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Current Position
Since 2005 Full Professor (Ordinarius) for Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Bern; Co-Chairman, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Head, Division of Obstetrics and Feto-Maternal Medicine, University Hospital Insel, Bern; Co-Head, Research Laboratory for Prenatal Medicine. Since 2005 Full member of the Medical Faculty, University of Bern

Institutional tasks
Head of Research and Teaching, Obstetrics and feto-maternal Medicine, University of Bern. Clinical and Management tasks as Co-Chairman of the Department.

Research Projects and Grants
Numerous preclinical/translational and clinical research projects, funded by SNF, EU, other competitive foundations and industry grants 1998 – 2022 (ongoing), totalling CHF 3’120’000.-
Research areas include preterm birth, prediction and prevention of preeclampsia, induction of labor, postpartum haemorrhage, stem cell – derived therapies for perinatal brain damage

Promotion of young researchers
-Habilitation and Promotion to Associated Professor Prof. Dr. med. Luigi Raio (University of Bern 2006, 2014)
– Habilitation and Promotion to Associated Professor Prof. Dr. phil. Andreina Schoeberlein (University of Bern 2015, 2020)
-Habilitation and Promotion to Associated Professor Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Martin Müller (University of Bern 2016, 2020)
-Habilitation PD Dr. med. Marc Baumann (University of Bern 2015)
-Habilitation PD Dr. med. Beatrice Mosimann (University of Bern 2018)
-Numerous clinician and scientists MD thesis and PhD thesis
-Numerous PostDocs, Scientific Collaborators and Research Fellows

Editorial Board Membership
Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Journal Maternal Fetal Neonatal Medicine, Acta Obstetricia Gynecologica Scandinavica, Archives Gynecology & Obstetrics, Zeitschrift für Geburtshilfe und
Neonatologie, Gynäkologie, Frau&Medizin

External Expert
PhD thesis and professorships: University of Leiden (The Netherlands), University of Oulu (Finnland), University College London (U.K.), University of Maastricht (The Netherlands), University of Tel Aviv (Israel)

Invited Reviewer for
Journals: The Lancet (multiple reviews), Obstetrics & Gynecology (multiple reviews), American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (multiple reviews), Human Reproduction (multiple reviews), Fertility and Sterility (multiple reviews), Ultrasound Obstetrics and Gynecology (multiple reviews), Placenta (multiple reviews), Neuroscience, Endocrinology, Journal of Proteomic Research, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, European Journal of Cell Biology, Prenatal Diagnosis, Stem Cells and Cloning (multiple reviews), Tissue and Cell, Cytotherapy, Tissue Engineering, Cells Tissues Organs, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Journal of Hypertension Research, Biological Research, Annals of Hematology, BioMed Central (online Journal), Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy (multiple reviews), International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Journal of Perinatal Medicine (multiple reviews), European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research Funding Institutions: Swiss National Research Fund (SNF) (multiple reviews), Medical Research Council (MRC), U.K., University of Antwerpen (Belgium), National Medical Research Council, Singapore

Membership in Scientific Organisations
– Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, USA (SMFM)
– Society for Reproductive Investigation, USA (SRI)
– International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)
– International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD)
– International Placental Stem Cell Society (IPLASS)
– Chairman, Department of quality assurance, law and ethics, Swiss Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SSGO)
– German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG)
– Working Group Obstetrics (AGG) of the DGGG
– Board Member, Guideline commission of the German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG), representing the SGGO
– Board Member, German Society of Prenatal Medicine and Obstetrics (DGPG)
– Board member, Swiss Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SSGO)
– Swiss Academy for Feto-Maternal Medicine (AFMM)
– Commission SWISSCORD for the regulation of Cord Blood Stem Cell Banking in Switzerland, Swiss Red Cross

Organisation of Scientific Conferences
International Stem Cell Conference IPLASS, Bern (6.-7.9.2018);18. International Preeclampsia Conference
ISSHP-DACH (26.-28.9.2019); Perinatal Congress Bern (yearly since 17 years)
Awards: Numerous prices and awards from international and national scientific societies

Scientific Publications
– 228 peer reviewed publications referenced on PubMed (March 27th 2022)
– H-Index: 49
– Total Citations of original publications: 8780
– Weighted RCR (iCite): 255.75

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