Rolf A. Stahel
|Function|| ESMO Executive Board
|Term||2012 - 2013|
University Hospital Zürich
Rolf A. Stahel, M.D. is head of the Center for Lung and Thoracic Oncology and Senior Staff Physician at the Clinic of Oncology, University Hospital of Zürich as well as Titular Professor of Medicine at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by both the American and Swiss Board. His major interest is thoracic oncology, including multidisciplinary treatment approaches, translational research and targeted therapy.
He was a founding member and the first President of the Swiss Society for Medical Oncology. He served as President of the Swiss Institute for Applied Cancer Research from 1999 to 2005. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), where he served as Chair of the Fellowship Committee and since 2009 is a member of the Board of Directors. In the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) he served as National Representative from 1998 to 2004 and chaired the ESMO Task Force on Guidelines from 1999 to 2005. Since 2003 he is a member of the ESMO Board of Directors and of the ESMO Executive Committee, and from 2006-2011 he was the Chair of the ESMO Educational Committee. In addition, he is President-Elect of ESMO (2012/2013).
Since 2008 he is President of the Foundation Council of the International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG). Since 2009 he is President of the European Thoracic Oncology Platform (ETOP), a foundation with the aim to bring together European collaborative groups and institutions focusing on research on thoracic malignancies.
He is editor in-chief of Lung Cancer and editor of Cancer Treatment Reviews.