SHD International Fellowship

Since 2018, the “Swiss Hernia Days” offer an annual international “Visiting Fellowship”. The aim is to intensify surgical training, gain impressions and improve networking and learning from each other. The fellowship is aimed at young surgeons who have a special interest in hernia surgery. Further information on the 2024 Fellowship will follow soon.

If you would like to apply please send a short letter of motivation, a brief CV and a list of your hernia surgeries per e-mail or per mail to the following address:

Prof Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff

Center for Hernia Surgery and Proctology
St. Johanns-Vorstadt 44
4056 Basel (Switzerland)


Read the reports of past fellowships

1st Swiss Hernia Days Fellowship at Amid-Lichtenstein Hernia Clinic UCLA, Los Angeles, California (USA) with Prof. Dr. David C. Chen — read the report (pdf) of Dr. Bettina Herrmann (Senior physician surgery, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Department Wolhusen, SUI)

2nd Swiss Hernia Days Fellowship at Universitair Ziekenhuis Gent, Ghent (Belgium) with Prof. Dr. Frederik Berrevoet — read the report (pdf) of Rhiannon Harries (Consultant General Surgeon, Swansea Bay University Health Board, Swansea, UK)

3rd Swiss Hernia Days Fellowship in Barranquilla (Colombia) with Prof. Dr. Jorge Daes — read the report (pdf) of Dr. med. Johanna Willburger (Oberärztin Chirurgie GZO Wetzikon, Switzerland)

4th Swiss Hernia Days Fellowship in Bucharest (Rumania) with Dr. Victor Radu — read the report (pdf) of Dr. med. Sandra Widjaja Kaufmann (Oberärztin mbF Luzerner Kantonspital Sursee, Switzerland)

5th Swiss Hernia Days Fellowship in Kolkata (India) with Dr. Balasubramaniam Ramana  — the report will follow soon.
Calendar File Swiss Hernia Days