Head of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Dr. med. Adrian Forster

Dr. med. Adrian Forster

Position and faculty

Head of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

Specialty

Rheumatoid arthritis
Spondyloarthritides
Collagenosis (with capillaroscopy)
Vasculitides
Crystal arthropathies
Osteoporosis
Biologic therapies
Interventional pain therapy
Clinical Quality Management

Languages

German

English

Italian

French

Contact

Rheumatology and Rehabilitation
Phone hours
Mo–Th 08:00–17:00
Fr 08:00–16:00
Sa–Su Closed

Medical specialisation

Rheumatology

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

General Internal Medicine

Certificates of proficiency

Interventional pain therapy SSIPM

Manual Medicine SAMM

Expertise for dose-intensive X-ray KHM

Practice laboratory KHM

Curriculum

since 01/2018

Head of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Schulthess Klinik

04/2014–10/2017

Head of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Kantonspital Winterthur
From 2016 Head of Spine Center
From 2016 Member of the Board of Management Medicine

10/2005–10/2017

Clinic director and medical director, Klinik St. Katharinental, Diessenhofen
Member of the Management Spital Thurgau AG

04/2005–03/2014

Head of Rehabilitation, Klinik St. Katharinental, Diessenhofen

07/1999–03/2005

Consultant Rheumatology, Rheumatism Clinic and Institute of Physical Medicine, Universitätsspital Zürich
Head of rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis consulting hours
Head of consultation hours for collagenoses and vasculitis
Head of Capillary Microscopy

Education and training

01/1999–06/1999

Rheumatism Clinic and Institute for Physical Medicine, Universitätsspital Zürich

07/1996–12/1998

Rheumatism Clinic, Inselspital, Bern

07/1995–06/1996

Neurological Clinic and Polyclinic, Inselspital, Bern

12/1993–06/1995

Medical Polyclinic, Universitätsspital Zürich

1994

Dissertation "Pustulose and Arthritis/Osteitis", University of Zurich

01/1992–11/1993

Medical Department, Spital Zollikerberg

11/1990–10/1991

Surgical Department, Spital Zollikerberg

1990

Federal Examination

1984–1990

Study of Medicine, University of Zurich

Scientific activities

Lecturer ZHAW Winterthur (courses MSc in physiotherapy, MAS in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and MAS in gerontological care)

Expert in rheumatology on the editorial board of:

  • Hausarzt Praxis (Springer Medizin Verlag Schweiz AG)
  • Ars Medici (Rosenfluh Publikationen AG)
  • Der informierte Arzt (Ärzteverlag Medinfo AG)
  • Leading Opinions Orthopädie & Rheumatologie (Universimed Cross Media Content GmbH) 

Memberships

Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine SGIM

Swiss Society of Rheumatology SGR

Swiss Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation SGPMR

Zurich Society of Specialists in Rheumatology

Swiss Association of Rehabilitation SAR

Swiss Medical Society for Manual Medicine SAMM

Medical Society Thurgau

Association of Senior Hospital Physicians of Switzerland VLSS

Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Switzerland SVMB

Swiss Polyarthritic Association SPV

European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ESPRM

American College of Rheumatology ACR

Spine Intervention Society SIS

Foundation Swiss Clinical Quality Management SCQM in Rheumatic Diseases (Chairman of the Board of Trustees)

Board of Directors Klinik Adelheid AG

Member of the Board of Directors of the Swiss Medical Society for Manual Medicine SAMM

Member of the working group "Clinical Affairs" of the Swiss Society of Rheumatology SGR

Medical Advisory Board Swiss Polyarthritic Association SPV

Member of the editorial staff of Rheuma Schweiz magazine

Publications

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