Affiliation: Institute of Anesthesiology UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ZURICH, Zurich, Switzerland;
Biography: Tobias Piegeler is currently a resident at the Institute of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. After graduating from Medical School (Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf and Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg) in Germany in 2009, Dr. Piegeler completed his first year of residency in anesthesia at the University Hospital Zurich before leaving Switzerland for a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in the lab of Richard D. Minshall, PhD, at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL, USA. After returning to Switzerland in early 2014, he continued residency at the Institute of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital in Zurich. Dr. Piegelers research interests are focused on the anti-inflammatory effects of local anesthetics. Among other contexts, Dr. Piegeler also studies these effects in malignant cells, where the interference of local anesthetics with certain signaling events might influence the process of metastasis and cancer recurrence.
Disclosure of Interest: None declared
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