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Patient care

Inside this area you will find all the useful information that aims to make your stay at Cardiocentro more comfortable.


With the synergy of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardioestestists, the Cardio Center can offers less invasive surgical techniques and the most up-to-date intervention procedures.


Managed by a no-profit foundation integrated into the cantonal healthcare service, Cardiocentro Ticino is a state-of-the-art, highly specialized university clinic in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardioestesthesia

Cardiology Training

Cardiology Training

Since its foundation, the Cardiology Service of Cardiocentro Ticino has been proactively committed to postgraduate medical education. Acknowledged by the Swiss Institute of Medical Education (ISFM – Istituto Svizzero per la Formazione medica) / FMH as a B1-level institute, Cardiocentro Ticino offers candidates a 2-year specialist training in cardiology, through a structured educational course acknowledged by the FMH’s competent medical organisations, where clinical practice goes hand in hand with fundamental theoretical concepts.
The Cardiology Service trains from 4 to 6 cardiology assistants every year.

Postgraduate specialist education in cardiology
During their course of studies, candidates – hired as assistants – accompany the physicians who head the cardiology service in their daily clinical activities, thus amassing considerable experience in the areas of cardiac imaging, cath lab, rehabilitation, clinics and electrophysiology. Such practical training goes hand in hand with three weekly sessions providing theoretical insights, compulsory for all physicians. At the end of the training course, lasting 2 years overall, postgraduate students can complete their education in an A-level university centre acknowledged by the FMH.

Admission process and requirements
All those interested in the Cardiology training programme offered by Cardiocentro Ticino must apply to the Cardiology secretariat and include a CV in their application. The selected candidates will be contacted for an interview at the Cardiocentro premises.

Please complete the form below.

For those who would like to apply for a job position, please fill in the form at this link

Attach the CV (.pdf .doc .docx .rtf)



Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano


Cardiocentro Ticino
Via Tesserete 48
CH – 6900 Lugano
T. +41(0)91 805 32 54 / 55



Prof. Dr. Giovanni Pedrazzini
Co-Head of Cardiology Cardiology

Training and Teaching