Prof. Dr. Marco Domenico Caversaccio

Chairman and Director
lnselspital, Bern University Hospital,
Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery
3010 Bern (Switzerland)

From 2009 on:
Vice Director, ARTORG Biomedical Engineering Research, University Bern 

2015 - 2018:
Honorary Professor at Brunel University, London

Telefon: +41 (0)31 632 29 21
Fax: +41 (0)31 632 88 08
E-mail: marco.caversaccio(at)


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Medical school and Medical Doctor Degree

1990 Medical school Geneva
1993 Promotion to Dr. med. with the thesis: Les hématomes intracérébraux spontanés supratentoriels, Nr. 9452
1996 FMH Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
1998 Subtitle Head- and Neck Surgery
2004 Habilitation PD (privat lecturer)
2008 Associate Professor
2009 Full Professor, Chairman

Postgraduate University Hospital Career

1990 Urology University hospital Geneva (Prof. P. Graber)
1990-1991 Neurosurgery University hospital Geneva (Prof. J. Berney)
1991-1992 ENT,H&N University hospital Geneva (Prof. P. Montandon)
1992-1994 ENT,H&N lnselspital, Bern University Hospital (Prof. R. Häusler)
1994 Maxillo-Facial lnselspital, Bern University Hospital (Prof. J. Raveh)
1995 ENT,H&N Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich (Prof. W. Arnold)
1996-1998 ENT,H&N Resident, lnselspital, Bern University Hospital (Prof. R. Häusler)
1999 Biomedical sciences division Research fellow, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Leukocyte Biology Section, London (Prof. Timothy Williams)
2000 ENT,H&N Visitor at the Charing Cross Hospital, London (Dr. Ian S Mackay)
2000-2004 ENT, H&N 1st attending, lnselspital, Bern University Hospital (Prof. R. Häusler)
2005-2008 ENT,H&N Deputy of the chief (chairman: Prof. R. Häusler)
2009- ENT,H&N Chairman and Director, lnselspital, Bern University Hospital
2009- ARTORG Biomedical Engineering Research Vice Director, University Bern

Memberships in professional associations

  • Swiss Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Société française d’Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie et de Chirurgie de la Face et du Cou
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • European Rhinologic Society
  • European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
  • Politzer Society-International Society for Otologic Surgery and Science
  • Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum amicitiae sacrum
  • Swiss Working Group for Rhinology (founding member president)
  • Swiss Working Group for Laser Surgery
  • Swiss Society for Ultrasound Medicine (Head and Neck)
  • German Society for Computer Assisted and Robotic Surgery (CURAC)



  • Pierre Schmuziger award of (SAKM) Swiss working group for oral surgery and oral diseases 1999
  • Honory diploma of the Swiss society for oto-rhino-laryngology, neck and facial surgery for development efforts in the field of computer supported surgery, June 2004
  • CO-ME award for Excellence in Computer Aided Surgery around the Head, Leipzig, February 2008
  • CTI , Swiss Medtech best poster award in high-precision robot for implantable hearing system, Bern, August 2011
  • Royal Society of Medicine, JLO award 2011 for the best science article for development of an auditory implant manipulator for minimally invasive surgery of implantable hearing device, London, May 2012
  • Franz-Escher-medal of the Swiss society for oto-rhino-laryngology, neck and facial surgery, spring conference 2013
  • Best oral presentation at the Hamlyn Symposium on medical robotics, London, June 2013
  • Distinguished international expert medal in the Field of Rhinology, IRS, Dubai, November 2014
  • Honorary Professor at Brunel University, London 2015 - 2018
  • Swiss Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 1st poster award and 1st lecture award, Lugano, June 2015
  • Swiss Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 2nd poster award, Montreux, April 2016
  • The International Society for Computer Aided Sugery, ISCAS/Olympus Best Paper Award, Juni 2017
  • 16. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie, 1. Posterpreis CURAC, Oktober 2017
  • Hans-Joachim-Denecke-Preis der Gesellschaft für Schädelbasischirurgie e.V, 2017
  • Swiss Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 1st poster award and 2nd lecture award experimental, Basel June 2018
  • Hamlyn Symposium, Surgical Robot Challenge: Best video presentation London, Juni 2018
  • 2nd ePoster award at the annual ENT meeting "SGORL 2020"

TV broadcasts

Remove nasal polyps with 3D technique (audio language: swiss german)

Hearing implants (audio language: swiss german)

Disturbance of smell and taste (audio language: swiss german)

Hearing loss, Studio conversation with Pepe Lienhard (audio language: swiss german)

The TCS MyMed website - Help with hearing disorders - gain a new quality of life (audio language: swiss german)

Main research

Technological development of rhino-otologic surgery

Swiss National Research Foundation

ARTORG center Bern and the university Bern