The CARD team at Balgrist is an interdisciplinar team with a technical focus.  It consist of full-time employees and students. The students typically work on research projects for three to six month.

Dr. Philipp Fürnstahl, Head of CARD
Dr. Philipp Fürnstahl received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2010 after working nearly four years in the field of Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery Planning. Thereafter, he worked in the software industry (Siemens Schweiz) as a team and project leader. Dr. Fürnstahl started leading the CARD team at Uniklinik Balgrist in June 2012.
Prof Dr. med. Andreas Schweizer
Surgeon and medical consultant. Expert in 3D planning of orthopedic surgeries. Teamleiter Stellvertreter Hand Surgery, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich
Fabio Carrillo, PhD-Student
Fabio Carrillo received his Masters degree in Robotics, Systems and Control from ETH Zürich in February 2015 with focus on biomedical engineering. He worked as a quality engineer in the medical devices industry (Hocoma AG). Since September 2015 Fabio Carrillo works as a postdoctoral researcher in the CARD team.
Florentin Liebmann, PhD-Student

Florentin Liebmann received his Masters degree in Informatics from University of Zurich in April 2018 with focus on multimodal and cognitive systems. Since then he works as a researcher in the CARD team while conducting his PhD studies at ETH Zurich.

Joëlle Ackermann, PhD-Student

Joëlle Ackermann received her Masters degree in Health Science & Technology at ETH Zurich in December 2017 with focus on Medical Technologies. In January 2018 she joined the CARD team as a researcher while conducting her PhD studies at ETH Zurich.

Fabien Péan, PhD-Student
Fabien Péan graduated from TU München and Ecole Centrale de Lille in 2015 with focus on computational science. His research interests include computational (bio)mechanics, physics-based animation and parallel programming. Since October 2015, Fabien Péan pursues his PhD at ETH Zürich under supervision of Prof. Orçun Göksel, in cooperation with the CARD team.
Firat Özdemir, PhD-Student
Firat Özdemir received his masters degree in Electrical Engineering from EPFL in 2015 with focus on information technologies. His research interests include medical image analysis, computer vision and machine learning. Since October 2015, he continues his PhD studies at ETH Zurich under supervision of Prof. Orçun Göksel, in collaboration with CARD team.
Alexander Schneider, Biomedical Engineer
Since May 2016, Alexander Schneider works as an operation planner in the CARD team.
Laura Leoty, 3D Biomedical Engineer
Laura Leoty received her Master’s degrees from EPFL and Ecole Centrale de Nantes in 2015, with focus on materials for medical applications. After a first position in the supply chain department at Johnson & Johnson, she joined the CARD Team as Biomedical Engineer in January 2017.
Paula Vilumsone, Administrative Assistant
  Paula Vilumsone has worked in several positions as Assistant and is coordinating and organising the internal administrative processes, as well as functioning as Assistant to the Head and Team of CARD.
Jonas Walker, Biomedical Engineer
Jonas Walker received his Master’s Degree in Medical Technology from the ETH Zürich in April 2017. Since September 2017, he works as an operation planner in the CARD team.
Marco von Atzigen, PhD-Student
Marco von Atzigen received his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich with focus in Robotics, Systems and Control in July 2017. He joined us in October 2017 as a PhD student.
Matthias Seibold, PhD-Student
Matthias Seibold received his Master’s degree from TU Munich in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 with focus on mechatronics and medical technologies. He joined the CARD team as a researcher in December 2018 and conducts his PhD studies under supervision of Prof. Nassir Navab at TU Munich. His research interests include Medical Augmented Reality, Computer Vision and Machine Learning.


Surgeons CARD is grateful to all interal and external surgeons and teams which use CARD services. Special thanks goes to the following surgeons who do actively and regularly contribute to the development of new methods and techniques.Partners

Prof. Dr. med. Ladislav Nagy
Medical responsible for the CARD Team. Team lead Hand Surgery, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich
Dr. med. Stephan Wirth
Teamleiter Foot and Ankle Surgery, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich
Dr. Lazaros Vlachopoulos, MD, PhD 
Lazaros Vlachopoulos is consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialized in computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery. He received his medical degree in 2004 from the RWTH Aachen and passed in 2011 the Swiss board exams in orthopaedic surgery. In 2017 he received his PhD in medical image analysis from the ETH Zurich.
PD Dr. med. Sandro Fucentese
Teamleiter Knee Surgery, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich