PD Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff
PD Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff is consultant surgeon at the department of general and visceral surgery at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland. He studied medicine at the Universities of Freiburg (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Yale (United States of America) between 1996-2003.
Philipp Kirchhoff started his surgical career in 2003 at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. After gaining board certification in general surgery (FMH) he completed two research years at the Yale University (USA), where he developed a new drug regulating the gastric acid production for the treatment of acid reflux of the esophagus. After his return to Switzerland in 2010 he worked as a staff surgeon at the department of general and visceral surgery at the University Hospital Basel. In 2011 he habilitated in the field of “Regulation of the Stomach Acid Secretion” at the University of Basel. In 2013 Philipp Kirchhoff successfully completed a clinical fellowship at the Cambridge University Hospital (United Kingdom) with the focus on minimal-invasive colorectal surgery and coloproctology, where he subsequently gained the ESBQ (European Board of Surgery) diploma in “coloproctology”. Since 2015 Philipp Kirchhoff works as a consultant surgeon at the department of general and visceral surgery at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.
PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff is the inventor and founder of the KORING®, a ring implant to prevent parastomal hernias. His surgical interest focusses on the treatment of diseases of the colon, the rectum and hernia surgery. He is reviewer several international surgical journals and member of national and international surgical societies, such as SAHC, SGC, SGVC, DHG and EHS.
Together with his colleague PD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann he is the founder of the Swiss Hernia Days.