Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Walter E. Haefeli
Prof. Dr. med. Walter E. Haefeli

Medical Director (Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology)
Drug Information Team (Drug Utilisation and Drug Safety)
Authorized Responsible for Postgraduate Training (Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology)

Medical/Professional background

since 1999

Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology

1997 – 1999

Acting Head of the Institute for Pharmacotherapy (Department of Pharmacy, University of Basel)


Venia Legendi Internal Medicine (University of Basel)


Specialisation in Clinical Pharmacology (Universities of Basel, Stanford, Harvard)


Specialisation in Internal Medicine (University of Basel)

Study of human medicine in Basel (Swiss state examination)

Main Areas of Work

Translation of pharmacotherapy from pre-clinic to clinic (first-in-human studies of biologicals, vaccines, small molecules)

Transfer of pharmacotherapy into everyday life (individualisation of prescription, dosage and application, medication safety)

Development of (digital) techniques for dose individualisation adapted to the needs of the individual patient (polypharmacy, drug-disease and drug-drug interactions)

Drug-drug interactions (especially drug transporters, cytochrome P450 system)

Supervision, further and advanced training of healthcare workers in all aspects of the safe use of medicinal products in humans (optimisation of effectiveness).