Prof. Dr. med. Thomas D. Szucs
MPH, MBA, LLM
Thomas Szucs is Professor of Pharmaceutical Medicine and Director of the European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Basel.
Previously he was Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Hirslanden Holding, the largest private hospital chain in Switzerland. As an academic, he held appointments at the universities of Munich, Bayreuth, Milano and Zurich. In 2010 he received a honorary professor ship of the University of Peking.
He has worked at F. Hoffman-La Roche, ulitmately as the global head of Health Economics and served as Chairman of BB Biotech, Bioxell SpA, Intercell AG and was founding Chairman of Okairos. Currently he is Vice Chairman of Biovertis AG and since 2010 Chairman of the largest Swiss healthcare insurer, Helsana Group.
He holds a medical degree from the University of Basel, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of St Gallen, a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University and an LL.M in International Business Law from the University of Zurich.
Thomas is board certified in Pharmaceutical Medicine as well as in Prevention and Public Health. He has published more than 400 articles, book chapters and monographies. He has worked extensively in the field of pharmaceutical economics and epidemiology. Recently he started a small practice in personalised medicine with special emphasis on pharmacogenomics at the Klinik Hirslanden in Zurich.