Dr. Anthony Ghaffari MD


Consultant physician in neurosurgery, member of FMH


English, German, Persian

Work experience

since 2016 Neurosurgery practice at Privatklinik Bethanien
2015-2016 Assistant Medical Director neurosurgery, neurosurgery practice, Bern, CH
2012-2015 Assistant Medical Director, Department of Orthopaedics, Cantonal Hospital Olten, CH
2009-2011 Assistant doctor in neurosurgery, Head Clinic, University of Heidelberg, D
2003-2009 Assistant doctor in neurosurgery, University Hospital Basel, CH
1997-2003 Various research projects


2015 Advanced MIS and Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion, Zuchwil, CH
2015 Certificate in Interventional Pain Therapy
2014 Principles of Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS), Barcelona, S
2012 Title of consultant physician in neurosurgery
2008 Certificate in Basic International Spine Course, Alicante, S
2006 Certificate in Microsurgery, University Hospital Basel, CH
2003 United States Medical Licensing Exam, state examination M.D., USA
2002-2003 Post-doctoral research, neuro-oncology University Hospital Basel, CH
2001 Clinical cardiology rotation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Clinical rotation in cardiovascular medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale Arizona, USA
Further training, neurosurgery, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
1998-2002 University of Sydney, School of Medicine, M.B.B.S. state examination, Sydney, AUS
1991-1992 Georgetown University, studies in human physiology, Washington D.C., USA, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA; Bachelor of Science in Biology
1986-1987 Community College of Baltimore, USA; further training in general science


American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AANS
Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management, SSIPM
Swiss Medical Association, FMH

  • Evaluation, clarification and assessment of spinal disorders
  • Diagnosis based on evaluation of various imaging procedures (X-ray. MRI, CT, SPECT, PET)
  • Conservative treatments, including interventional pain therapy
  • Operative treatment of degenerative and traumatic spinal conditions
  • Operative treatment of tumours on the spinal cord or metastasizing tumours
  • Decompression procedures in cases of disc prolapses, spinal stenosis and recidivist pathology
  • Surgical treatment of infections
  • Stabilizing treatments in cases of spondylolisthesis, whether degenerative or congenital
  • Stablizing procedures in cases of traumatic injury
  • Operative treatment of scoliotic and kyphotic curvature of the spine
  • Therapies designed to stabilize ostioporotic curvature of the spine; vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty cementing of screws
  • Second and expert opinions
Rückblick Publikumsvortrag: Nackenschmerzen
Nackenschmerzen sind für viele ein ständiger Begleiter. Schätzungsweise 30% der Bevölkerung leidet an einer Verengung des Wirbelkanals und  ca. 5% erleiden Bandscheibenvorfälle.

Wenn der Rücken schmerzt – Moderne Behandlung von Wirbelsäulenleiden
Am 9. Mai 2017 haben unsere Belegärzte Dr. med. Bertrand Actor, Facharzt für Neurochirurgie, und Herr Anthony Ghaffari, M.D. Neurochirurgie, zum Thema Rückenschmerzen ein Referat gehalten.

Neurochirurgie-Praxis neu in der Privatklinik Bethanien
Dr. med. Bertrand Actor und Anthony Ghaffari, M.D. (USA), M.B.B.S. (AUS), eröffneten in der Privatklinik Bethanien am 1. November 2016 ihre gemeinsame Praxis Neurochirurgie Bethanien.

Portrait Dr. Anthony Ghaffari MD


Privatklinik Bethanien
Toblerstrasse 51
8044 Zürich


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