Prof Matthias Baumgartner
University Children's Hospital Zurich
Matthias Baumgartner is a Professor for metabolic diseases at the University of Zurich (UZH). He is head of the Division for Metabolic Diseases, Medical Director of the Swiss Newborn Screening Program and Director of the Children’s Research Center at the University Children's Hospital Zürich. M. Baumgartner is an internationally known metabolic paediatrician and scientist with a main research interest in disorders of intracellular cobalamin metabolism including the homocystinurias and methylmalonic acidurias; he is a steering committee member of the European registries for Homocystinurias and remethylation disorders (E-HOD, www.e-hod.org) and Intoxication type Metabolic Diseases (E-IMD, www.e-imd.org) and an editor of the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. At UZH he initiated the clinical research priority program "Rare Disease Initiative Zurich - radiz" which is followed by the University research priority program “ITINERARE” that he co-directs.