Professor at the University of Zürich, Head of Department of Neuro-Urology, Balgrist University Hospital, Zürich, SwitzerlandThomas M. Kessler studied medicine at the universities in Fribourg, Lausanne, and Bern (graduation in 2000 as "Dr. med.", MD) and underwent further education as a surgeon in Sursee and Zofingen. In 2003, after having completed basic surgical education, he switched to the Department of Urology, University of Bern (Inselspital), where he underwent speciality training under Prof. Dr. med. Urs E. Studer and obtained a specialist title as an urologist in 2007.
Thomas M. Kessler specialized in Neuro-Urology at the University Hospital of Innsbruck under Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Madersbacher (2004) and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London, under Prof. Dr. med. Clare J. Fowler (2008).
In addition to his clinical activities, Thomas M. Kessler also worked as a research fellow at the Horten Center for practice-oriented research and knowledge transfer at the University Hospital Zürich from 2007 to 2009.
In 2010, he became the head of Neuro-Urology at Balgrist University Hospital. Thomas M. Kessler received the venia docendi (Ass. Prof., PD) from the University of Bern in 2010, the venia legendi (Ass. Prof., PD) from the University of Zürich in 2017 and the professorship from the University of Zürich in 2017.
Thomas M. Kessler is the author of more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and books. Apart from his work at Balgrist University Hospital, Thomas M. Kessler is the chairman of the Swiss Continence Foundation (SCF), the vice-president of the International Neuro-Urology Society (INUS), the president of the Swiss Society for Sacral Neuromodulation (SSSNM), and a member of several international and national societies as well as a reviewer of several medical journals.