Bernhard Meier

Bernhard Meier

Interventional cardiologist / Cardiologist
University Hospital Inselspital Bern - Bern, Switzerland

Bernhard Meier (1950-)

 
Professor Meier served from 1992 until his retirement in 2015 as full Professor of Cardiology and Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at the Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Since 2016 he has served as Senior Consultant at this institution. After graduating from the Medical School of Zurich, Switzerland in 1975, he was trained in internal medicine and cardiology at the University Hospital of Zurich and later went to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

 
Bernie Meier was an assistant to Andreas Grüntzig, at the time that Andreas introduced coronary angioplasty into clinical medicine. Hence, he has been involved in the procedure dating from the world’s first coronary angioplasty patient, treated in Zurich on September 16, 1977, to the present day. It was Bernie who found the first patient for Andreas to treat with PTCA. Bernie was also instrumental in the development of a simple and effective technique for closing the patent foramen ovale and the left atrial appendage and has among the world’s largest experience treating these conditions.