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Philipp Fürnstahl

Philipp Fürnstahl, Prof. Dr.

  • Affiliated DSI Professor
  • Computer-assisted Surgery

Prof. Dr. Philipp Fürnstahl is a computer scientist by training who received his PhD in the field of computer-assisted surgery from ETH Zurich. Since 2012, Prof. Fürnstahl has headed the «Computer-Aided Surgery Lab» at Balgrist University Hospital. In 2018 he received the venia legendi in orthopedic research from the University of Zurich, followed by the appointment as Professor for «Research in Orthopedic Computer Science» in February 2020. Prof. Fürnstahl has more than 150 publications in the field of computer-assisted surgery. He is inventor of several medical devices that are successfully applied in patient treatment. Prof. Fürnstahl is a founding member and the General Manager of the OR-X.