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Chief debacle in the pulmonary clinic

He is one of the most well-known chief physicians of the Zurich University hospital: Walter Weder, a Professor of thoracic surgery and a pioneer in lung transpl

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Chief debacle in the pulmonary clinic

He is one of the most well-known chief physicians of the Zurich University hospital: Walter Weder, a Professor of thoracic surgery and a pioneer in lung transplantation. In 1992, he performed the first such Operation in Switzerland, since then, over 500 people were in the University hospital for a new lung, or in most cases equal to two. The program is successful, some of the first transplant patients of life Neither.

This summer is not 65 and has to give up the management of the University hospital. For professors, the ordinary retirement age, you may not be at the Unispital longer clinically active. Possible the Acquisition of another task. Because leaders are often dedicated to people who want to do after Retirement, something that seeks the Unispital to create such opportunities. The recently retired eye Professor Klara Landau, for example, is now responsible for the promotion of women.

Calculated private clinic

for Walter, Neither the Hospital, had a new Job. The lungs, the Professor should lead the project Circle, i.e. the relocation of a portion of the Unispitals from the centre of Zurich to the airport. In the Development Circle, which will be opened next year, wants to bring to the hospital, numerous outpatient services, in the high school district castling areas to win for the planned total renewal. As Mister Circle Walter Neither had played since 2011 also a member of the Hospital management, continues to be an important role in the Unispital.

But it turned out differently. In the Hospital, Walter was replaced, Neither as a Deputy medical Director with another Professor. And a little later, a younger colleague took over in the Circle for the project management. That was a year ago. Neither was based. As it's now known that changes in the summer at the Zurich Privatklinik Bethanien. In the University hospital of the Trouble is large, and also in professional circles, you start to wonder: of all things, Walter, was always for the academic, highly specialized medicine, and for a strong University, hospital, occurred, ironically, he is now in a private clinic. The small Bethany, the group is part of the Genolier, has no performance mandate of the Canton.

On request writes Neither, his decision had matured over a long period of time. He was "with the passion of a doctor and a scientist" and wanted his experience, "benefit of patients". In addition to the Bethany he will be engaged abroad.

Unusual vocation

According to TA research. the rift between the Neither and the University hospital with a history in the appeal process for Weders succession This had been early taken in the attack, ends up in a debacle. There are, provisionally, a new Professor for thoracic surgery, and the chief physician function in the University hospital, an interim solution must be found; after the departure of Neither assumes in the summer, the Senior doctor Didier Schneiter.

What happened? Normally, a structure Commission of the University is evaluated at the beginning of a vocation is the current physical and personnel needs of a subject with respect to clinic, research and teaching, and the requirements of the chair-holder or the owner. Thereafter, a selection Committee is used, the possible candidates.

In the case of thoracic surgery it was different. Although there was also a structure of the Commission. However, in November 2016, the medical faculty requested an assistant Professor with so-called Tenure Track and the Direct appointment of a Senior Doctor. Tenure Track means a Chance to get after a temporary probation period, a full professorship. So the Doctor to Kronfavoritin for the follow-up, Neither was its choice would be practically guaranteed. According to the University of this was justified by their "excellent qualifications" and the risk that they would otherwise be appointed to a different Uni.

Intervention by the rector

This procedure met with in professional circles of criticism. They intervened when the rector of the University and criticized, it is contrary to the University rules; potential other candidates would have no Chance to get the chair. Particularly problematic is that the appeal process "will obviously be determined by the current job holder's", say it in a Mail to the rector. The critics, and Neither for the Doctor, his influence in the faculty and in the University hospital claimed.

Shortly after the Intervention, in December 2016, has decided to tender the management of the University, the appointment process for the chair of the Department of thoracic surgery open. Compared to the TA, the University justified this step that it is "an important Professor" handle, which was connected with the management of the University hospital.

In 2017, the process took its course. Among others, the Doctor applied. The rumors about a possible preference for continued, however, and gave a talk in the University hospital. In the spring of 2018, the hospital management was investigating the allegations. They had to perform an "independent, external examination of the relevant Facts", such as the media office of the hospital to notify on request. These have revealed that the Doctor "had not received unlawful favoritism". Walter himself holds, he had been involved "neither a successor business," yet he had taken "a different kind of role".

The candidate has taken in the course of events, nevertheless by yourself out of the race. The two remaining candidates for the succession Weders eliminated later. The one who is now in Vienna, would be happy to come to Zurich, but received a refusal on the grounds that he was too young. And the other, the the University of Zurich would like to have, not want to. Therefore, there is neither a thoracic surgeon a thoracic surgeon who takes over in the summer, the professorship of Walter. The shambles is perfect. As it goes on, is open. The hospital and the University share with, they would consider further action "together".


Created: 20.03.2019, 19:51 PM

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