Prof Urs Frey
University Children's Hospital Basel
Prof Urs Frey is the Medical Director and Chair of Paediatrics at University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB). He is also the Chairman of the National Steering Board for the Swiss Personalized Health Network. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Bern and a PhD in medical physics from the University of Leicester, UK, with subsequent specialisations in paediatrics and child and youth medicine and pulmonology. Most recently, before joining UKBB, Prof Frey was the Head of Department and Professor of Paediatric Pulmonology at the University Hospital of Bern.
His research interests include lung physiology, the epidemiology of lung growth and development, computational biology and mathematical modelling of complex diseases, with a particular focus on bronchial asthma and chronic lung disease of infancy, as well as other wheezing disorders in infants and preschool children.
Within the context of the BRCCH, Prof Frey sits on the BRCCH Board. He is also is a collaborator in the consortium "Alex".