Portrait Sven Hillinger

Sven Hillinger
PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Thoracic Surgery


  • Minimal invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Smoking prevention and cessation


Tel. +41 44 255 41 04

Employment History

2013Swiss Board Certification (FMH) for Thoracic Surgery
Since 2010Senior Attending Physicians, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
2007Venia legendi for Surgery, Thoracic Surgery in particular, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2005Attending Physician, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
2002Swiss Board Certification (FMH) for General Surgery
1994Medical Diploma and M.D. Thesis (Dr. med.)


  • Swiss Society of Thoracic Surgery (SGT)
  • Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC)
    German Society of Surgery (DGCH)
  • European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

Research Focus

  • Lung transplantation
  • Biomarker at Lung Cancer Disease
  • Lung Cancer Immunotherapy



2015 – 2020«Proteomics for Lung Cancer»
Stiftung für angewandte Krebsforschung (SAKF)
2017 – 2020«Lung Cancer Screening»
Stiftung für angewandte Krebsforschung (SAKF)
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