Lorenz Theiler

PD Dr. med. Lorenz Gregor Theiler, November 6th, 1974, Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University Hospital Inselspital Bern

CH-3010 Bern Switzerland

Education and Training

1994 – 1996             University of Medicine, Fribourg, Switzerland

1996 – 2000             Medical School, University of Bern, Switzerland

2002                        Medical Doctor Thesis: “The Predictive Value of Clonogenic Stem Cell Assays for the Diagnosis of Polycythaemia Vera”, Prof. A. Tobler, University of Bern, Switzerland

2001 – 2002             Regional Hospital Murten, Switzerland: General Surgery, including general ER

2002                         International Diploma of Mountain Medicine, SGGM/UIAA

2002 – 2004             Department of Anaesthesiology, Kantonsspital Luzern, Switzerland; including ICU Rotation: 09/03 – 12/03

2005                         Alpine Emergency Physician, Airborne Rescue Center REGA, Switzerland

2005                         Emergency Physician Swiss Society of Emergency Medicine SGNOR

2006                        Anaesthesiology Board Exam, SSAR-SGAR

2008                       Certified Specialist Anaesthesiology FMH

2008 – 2009           Certificate of Advanced Studies, Continuing Education in Applied Statistics, 20.5 ECTS-Points, University of Bern, Switzerland

2005 – 2008             Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland

2014                           Associate Professor (“Habilitation”), University of Bern, Switzerland

2016 Secretary of the European Airway Management Society




2014 to present       Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology, Senior Attending Anesthesiologist, Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Bern

2008 – 2014            Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Bern

2010 – 2012            Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Therapy, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL, USA



Member of the Scientific Subcommittee on Resuscitation, Emergency Medicine and Trauma of the European Society of Anaesthesiology since 1/1/2015

Swiss Council Member for the European Airway Management Society EAMS

Section Editor for Airway of Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

Editorial Reviewer for “Anesthesiology”, “British Journal of Anaesthesia”, “Minerva Anestesiologica”, “Brain Research”, “Journal of Clinical Anesthesia”, “Der Anaesthesist”, “Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care” and “Journal of Anesthesia”

Societies: Swiss Medical Association FMH, Swiss Association of Residents and Consultants VSAO, Swiss Society of Emergency Medicine SGNOR, Swiss Society for Mountain Medicine SGGM, Swiss Society of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation SGAR-SSAR, Difficult Airway Society DAS, European Society of Anaesthesiology ESA, European Airway Management Society EAMS, Difficult Airway Research Collaboration DARC

Teaching and academic activity

Teaching: 9 workshops (Bern, Basel, Vienna, Nurnberg) of airway management, 74 hours of Basic Life Support, >130 hours of Problem Based Learning (University of Bern), Teaching residents in Bern and Miami (24 lessons).

University lecturer on Pharmacology for Anesthesia and Introduction to Anesthesia Practice

Responsible for the organization of the students’ rotation in anesthesia

Responsible for organization of the Airway Workshop at the Annual Meeting of SGAR and the Bern Hands-on Airway Workshops (Basic and Advanced Course)