Urs Widmer Senior Life Guide Medical Officer Life & Health Products

Urs Widmer graduated from Zurich University Medical School in 1979. After postgraduate research work in a metabolic unit on insulin-like growth factor and a specialty degree in internal medicine (1988) he did research at the Rockefeller University, New York on the cloning of novel chemokines. After 13 years as an attending physician in internal medicine, consultant for clinical immunology and leading enzyme replacement therapy for orphan lysosomal storage diseases at Zurich University Hospital, he joined Swiss Re in 2005 as a Medical Officer.