Prof. Dr. med. Balthasar Hug
Balthasar Hug studied medicine at the Universities of Zurich and Basel and graduated in 1990. He finished his doctorate thesis on preventive care of practicing physicians in the Basel region in 1992 and his board examinations in internal medicine in 1998. During clinical work at Basel University Hospital, he finished his executive Master of Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen in 2003 followed by projects as member of the executive board at Basel University Hospital (drug safety, IT-implementation, logistics). In 2007 he was research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA (drug and patient safety). 2010 habilitation in internal medicine at Basel University and 2011 Master of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. Balthasar Hug is head of internal medicine at Lucerne Cantonal Hospital since 2017 and was nominated professor of Community Health at the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine at the University of Lucerne in 2020. His research fields are community health, public health, patient safety, clinical decision support and health services research. With his “bridging professorship” Balthasar Hug links academic commitment at the University of Lucerne with clinical practice at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital and contributes actively to the Joint Medical Master with the University of Zurich.