Short biography

Verena Briner is an honorary professor at the University of Basel and a visiting professor at the University of Lucerne. Specialised in general internal medicine and nephrology, she worked as head of the Medicine Department of the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (LUKS) for over 20 years until 2016 and was a member of the LUKS Executive Committee. She currently works as a scientific advisor within the LUKS General Secretariat.

Verena Briner completed her medical studies at the University of Basel in 1978. She continued her studies at Basel University Hospital and at Bern Inselspital. This was followed by a research fellowship in Denver, Colorado (USA) where she focussed her research on ‘signalling’ in cell cultures of blood vessels and renal glomeruli. These studies were then included in her PhD thesis.

She has been appointed to various committees and bodies such as the Technical Committee for Highly Specialised Medicine (HSM Technical Committee) established by virtue of the Intercantonal Agreement on Highly Specialised Medicine (IVHSM). She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London (UK) and an honorary member of several international panels of experts.

Verena Briner has been a member of the Swiss Science Council SSC since 2017.

Luzerner Kantonsspital
Prof. Dr. med. Verena Briner
CH-6000 Luzern 16

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