Even though Professor Verena Briner was very successful, after spending more than two years in the US she returned to Europe. “One day I realised that my roots were in Europe and not in the US. I then decided to apply for a national foundation project in Switzerland to continue my research and go back home. Fortunately I was able to combine clinical practice and research in the Nephrology Department at the University Hospital in Basel. So, I collaborated closely with scientists in the industry nearby.”
“For one reason or another, I decided not to stay in nephrology and accepted a call from the University Hospital in Bern to become chief resident at the Department of Internal Medicine.” By that time, her scientific achievements were outstanding and the research thesis she submitted was accepted. The first step to becoming a professor of internal medicine was completed.
“I love being an internist, who is the specialist physician for complex cases. You have to act like a detective to discover the cause of an illness when it is not obvious. Of course, very often the symptoms and signs are straight forward.”
Throughout those years she was also a dedicated teacher to students and young doctors. “In 1995 I won the competition to become head of the Department of Medicine at Lucerne Cantonal Hospital, the largest hospital in Switzerland. I was the first woman to win such a position in internal medicine. So it was a bit of a sensation, especially for the men who also applied.” She became professor at the University of Basel and guest professor at the University of Lucerne.
What happened next?
“Life expectancy is 85 years in the western world and is still rising. A long life should therefore also be a good life for as long as possible! The prevention or postponement of illness is vital.”
With such strong believe and supported by extensive medical & research grounds, the passion for excellency in personal care and innovation in medical field, asked for their own rights . In 2018 Professor Briner joined the Waldhotel Heath & Medical Excellence Operational team as Head of Medical Centre leading an extensive medical team or doctors, physicians and nutritional & sport experts.
Leading for medical care at the highest standards, supported by an extremely elaborated medical equipment base, Professor Briner recommends living a life of balance.
Sustained by the latest developments in state-of-the-art medicine and procedural analysis, the Waldhotel medical experts, following the guidance of Professor Briner , work in concert to help guide you in improving your health, in a more balanced and sustainable way, by following a holistic approach.
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