Heinrich Matthys Picture


Professor Dr. med. Heinrich Matthys
medical director emeritus

Departement of Pneumology
Medizinische Universitätsklinik Freiburg
Killianstr. 5
79106 Freiburg, Germany

academic positions

  • 20021975

    Full Professor and Medical Director of the Pulmonary Division

    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

  • 19751972

    Associate Professor and Head of the pulmonary division

    University Hospital of Ulm, Germany

  • 19721972

    Research fellow at the Webb Waring Institute

    University of Colorado, USA (Profs. G. Filley and T. Petty)

  • 19711969

    Head of the pulmonary division and intensive care unit

    University Hospital of Ulm, Germany

  • 19691968

    Clinical pulmonary function laboratory

    University Hospital Basel, Switzerland (Profs. F. Koller and H. Herzog)

  • 19681967

    Internal medicine, Research with Prof. A. A. Bühlmann on deep sea diving (world record dive 350m in Alverstoke, England)

    University Hospital of Zürich (Profs. P. H. Rossier and A. A. Bühlmann)

  • 19671965

    Research fellow at the Institute of Physiology

    University of Fribourg, Switzerland (Profs. P. Haab and M. J. Jaeger). Research on pulmonary physiology (body plethysmography and high altitude medicine)


  • Privatdozent 1971

    Habilitation und Venia legendi

    internal medicine and pneumology, Medical Faculty, University of Ulm, Germany

  • M.D. (Dr. med.) 1966

    M.D. Degree (Thesis)

    Medical Faculty, University of Basel, (Prof. F. Koller), Title "Risks and Benefits of anticoagulant therapy"

  • Med 1965

    Eidgenössisches Staatsexamen

    Medical Faculty University of Zürich and ECFMG-examination in Bern (USA consulate)

  • bachelor 1960 - 1965

    Studies of medicine

    Universities of Zürich,Sheffield, Paris, Cagliari; Internships in Arosa and Bülach (Switzerland), Helsinki (Finland), Athens (Greece)

  • bachelor 1957 - 1960

    Studies of physics and mathematics

    "Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule" (Federal Institute of Technology) and at the University of Zürich, additional studies in Latin (Matura in Bern)

  • College Degree 1951 - 1957

    Apprenticeship and work as a mechanic

    Escher-Wyss & Co. Zürich, combined with evening courses for the Swiss Matura examination (college degree, St. Gallen, September 1957)

  • sec 1942 - 1951

    Primary and secondary schools

    Schools in Zürich - Switzerland


  • 1993
    Medical Association Presidential Award (Napp Group SEP) 1989
    Career Achievement Award of ISAM 1993