University of Bern
Johannes Bircher has completed his professional formation at the University of Zürich, and his postgraduate education at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Zürich. Then he worked at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology of the University of Bern, at the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa and at the University of Gottingen before he became dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Witten/Herdecke. Now he is retired. He published 253 papers partly in high ranking scientific journals, and seven books.