Short Bio

Parallel to finishing her PhD in epidemiology and health systems management, Dr. Anna Erat (MD/PhD/IDP INSEAD) n also studied medicine and conducted research at Harvard and University of Zurich medical schools.

About me

Dr. Anna Margareta Erat (MD, PhD, INSEAD)

Specialist for General internal medicine Interdisciplinary focus Sports Medicine (SEMS)

Dr. Anna Erat (MD, PhD, INSEAD)
Dr. Anna Erat (MD, PhD, INSEAD)

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to live and study in several countries. I completed my medical studies at the University of Zurich Medical School in Switzerland and Harvard Medical School in the USA. After graduating, I conducted post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School in biomedicine and genetics.

In parallel, I received a PhD in epidemiology and health systems management from University of Basel (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute).

Subsequently I specialized in internal and sports medicine in Switzerland. Before my role as a medical director in Klinik Hirslanden, I attended courses at Harvard Business School and graduated from the INSEAD Directors Program. I have been a clinical lecturer at the University of Zurich for several years and am currently faculty of University of St. Gallen Executive School. In addition, I am also a keen mentor for master’s students and alumni from the ETH. Apart from lecturing for various executive business schools on healthy leadership and resilience, I have been giving talks and presentations on planetary health, preventive medicine and longevity for the UN and the World Economic Forum among others.

At times, I give interviews and publish in both in scientific journals and newspapers as well as magazines spanning from Forbes to Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

I am is still involved in medical research, I am a scientific advisor for selected organizations, and I am committed to clinical work with patients ranging from multi-morbid patients to the executive management of leading listed companies and world-class athletes together with the European Longevity Center and Hintsa Performance.

  • German
  • English
  • Italian
  • Swedish
  • Finnish
  • French
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Sports Medicine (SEMS)
  • Longevity Medicine

2023

Medical Director for prevention and sportsmedicine: Longevity Center Europe

2019 - July 2023

Chief Physician: Hirslanden Check-Up Center Hirslanden

2018 - 2019

Head Physician: Check-Up Center Hirslanden and Hirslanden International Medical Center

2015 - 2019

Attending Physician: Hirslanden Clinic

2015 - 2017

Senior Research Associate: Institute for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention at the University of Zurich

2014

Researcher and Lecturer for the MBA program and for the Management of Health Systems:

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and Institute of Business Administration at the University of Zurich

2013 - 2014

Project Manager and Expert at the National Expertise Centre:

Federal Office of Public Health

2011 - 2013

Visiting Scholar and Consultant in Public Health and Management of Health Systems:

Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

2011 - 2012

Resident for General Internal Medicine:

University Hospital Zurich

2011 - 2011

Resident for General Internal Medicine and Nephrology:

Practice and Dialysis Center Zurich

2011

Physician for Women's U-18 Ice Hockey National Team:

Swiss Ice Hockey Federation (SIHF)

2009 - 2010

Resident for General Internal Medicine:

Hirslanden Clinic

2008 - 2009

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomedical Basic Research:

Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

2003 - 2007

Visiting Scholar in Biomedical Basic Research:

Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

2002 - 2003

Research Intern in Biomedical Basic Research:

Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

2019

International Director's Program Certification: INSEAD

2015

Advanced Training Title General Internal Medicine:

FMH

2014

Advanced Training Title Practical Physician and Certificate of Proficiency Sports Medicine:

FMH and SGSM

Dec 2013

Executive Management Certificate:

Harvard Business School

2011

Doctorate in Health Organization, Management and Epidemiology (PhD):

University of Zurich (Institute of Business Administration) and University of Basel (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute)

2008 - 2009

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Research Scholarship:

Harvard University and Harvard Medical School

2007

State Examination (MD):

Faculty of Medicine Zurich

2003 - 2007

Visiting Studentship and Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Research Scholarship:

Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

2003

Certificate course in nuclear medical research and radiation:

Harvard University

2003

Candidate of Medicine (Cand. med.):

University of Milan

  • FMH
  • AerzteGesellschaft des Kantons Zürich AGZ
  • Public Health Switzerland
  • Finnish Medical Society