Title: Head of Institute of Radiation-Oncology
Company: Kantonsspital Graubunden
Location: Chur, Switzerland
Brigitta G. Baumert, MD, PhD, MBA, Head of Institute of Radiation-Oncology at Kantonsspital Graubunden, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in radiation-oncology.
The head of the institution of radiation-oncology at Kantonsspital Graubunden in Chur, Switzerland since 2019, Dr. Baumert is distinguished for her roles in implementing corporate strategy related to patient care, personnel management, and performance and economy, as well as its new building. In addition to this appointment, since 2013, she has served as an associate professor at the MAASTRO Clinic within the GROW School for Oncology at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. An active investigator and teacher in the area of stereotactic radiotherapy and neuro-oncology, her further areas of interest are technical developments such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy and new diagnostic imaging tool. Having accrued 30 years of professional medical experience, Dr. Baumert maintains a keen interest in brain tumors and new radiotherapy treatment techniques, including stereotactic radiotherapy and intensity-modulated radiotherapy.
Prior to her current positions, Dr. Baumert gained experience as a department head of radiation-oncology at the MediClin Robert-Janker Clinic in Germany from 2015 to 2017. She was an associate professor at the University Hospital of Maastricht from 2002 to 2013, having been with the University of Hospital Zurich for 11 years before joining the hospital. At the University Hospital of Zurich, she served as a medical doctor from 1990 to 2000 and a senior staff specialist from 1996 to 2001. Earlier in her career, Dr. Baumert was the co-founder of Friends of Organ Building from 1987 to 1992 and has served as a supporter of the St. Thomas Hospital and Leprosy Center since 1986. She attributes her years of professional success to continuity, perseverance, hard work, and networking.
Originally intending to study music, Dr. Baumert chose to enter the medical field in order to fund her musical endeavors. Much to her surprise, she fell in love with the medical profession and has excelled in her plethora of positions ever since. In 1987, she earned a Doctor of Medicine from Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg in Germany, now known as the University of Freiburg, and subsequently undertook a residency in radiation-oncology at the University Hospital Zurich in 2002. For her specialization in neuro-oncology and stereotactic radiotherapy, she later spent time as a research fellow at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy in Boston, Massachusetts, and at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England in 2000. In the Netherlands, Dr. Baumert achieved a Doctor of Philosophy in stereotactic radiotherapy in 2004 at the University of Maastricht and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from the Maastricht School of Management in 2012.
The recipient of several grants and awards, Dr. Baumert belongs to many professional societies including the European Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, the Swiss Society of Medical Radiology and the European Association of Neuro-Oncology. From 2003 to 2009, and since 2014, she has been elected chairman of the Brain Tumor Working Party of the EORTC Radiation Oncology Group. Additionally, from 2009 to 2015, she served as the secretary of the EORTC Brain Tumor Group. A prolific writer and researcher, Dr. Baumert has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, clinical papers, and book chapters. A notable frequently invited lecturer, she has delivered more than 150 oral presentations, posters, proceedings, and abstracts at medical international conferences and symposia.
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