Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Weber

Group Head

Image Guided Therapy

+41 31 632 74 78
Postal Address
Image Guided Therapy
Murtenstrasse 50
3008 Bern

2012 - Director ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering, Chair for Image Guided Therapies, University Bern

2008 - Assistant Professor for Implantology, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering, University Bern

2007 - Deputy Director Innovation Center Medical Electronics Technical University Munich (Germany)

2004 - Dr.-Ing. Charité University Hospital Berlin and Department of Computer Science, Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)

1999 - Fullbright Fellow Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USA)

1998 - Dipl. – Ing. Electrical Engineering, Technical University Ilmenau (Germany)

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2018     Finalist The Hamlyn Symposium – Surgical Robotic Challenge 2018 “Robotic Cochlear Implantation”

2017     Handelszeitung Wachstums-Champion (Rank 11) CAScination AG Swiss SME high growth companies

2017     International Society for Computer Aided Surgery, ISCAS/Olympus Best Paper Award “Facial nerve monitoring during robotic cochlear implantation: first patient experience”

2016     CARS 2016 Congress 2nd Price at the KUKA IJCARS Best Paper “Feasibility of stereotactic MRI-based image guidance for the treatment of vascular malformations: a phantom study.”

2015     Nominated Swiss Economic Award 2015 Category HighTech/Biotech “Image-guided soft-tissue surgery and interventions”

2015     German Society for Skull Base Surgery, Best Presentation “High Accuracy, General Purpose Stereotactic Guidance System for Surgical Interventions in the Ear”

2014     CAMILIS: International Collaboration Award of the Swedish Surgical Society

2013     Winner of the CTI Medtech Award Switzerland 2013 for joint project with CAScination AG “Image guided liver surgery – towards precision navigation”

2013     Hamlyn Medical Robotics Award for Best Oral Presentation: Image Guided and Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Cochlear Implantation

2013     Innovation Award of the Ypsomed Innovation Foundation (30.000 CHF) for the project “Minimally invasive and Image Guided Cochleaimplantation”

2012     Best article from the literature in medical informatics published in year 2011 for Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2012: A portable image overlay projection device for computer-aided open liver surgery IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2011 Jun;58(6):1855-64

2012     Best paper prize of the British Royal Society of Medicine on behalf of The Journal of Laryngology & Otology, category Basic Science “Development of an auditory implant manipulator (AIMAN) for minimally invasive surgery of implantable hearing devices”

2010     Ypsomed Innovation Award of the Ypsomed Innovation Foundation (30.000 CHF)

2009     Largadiér-Award of the Swiss Society for Visceral surgery

2007     Best Paper Award ISCAS International Society for Computer Aided Surgery received at CARS - Computer Aided Radiology and Surgery, Berlin, Germany

2007     Goldene Lehre Award for best lecture in the academic year at  Technical University of Munich for the Lecture Series „Medical Home Care“

Scientific Founder and Board Member of

Clinical Introduction of Robotic Cochlear Implantation

The team in the robotic microsurgery group successfully carried out a first-in-man procedure of Robotic Cochlear Implantation.  The rights to the robotic platform and the otology (ear) surgery planning software application have been licensed into CAScination for further development in collaboration with the Austrian Cochlear Implant manufacturer MedEl GmbH.  The planning software Otoplan™ has been launched worldwide as a product and the robotic RCI platform is being commercialised as the HEARO™ product.

Attack cancer – Spare healthy tissue

The research on liver and soft tissue navigation in the IGT group has made the transition into two products that can be found in operating rooms and intervention suites around the world.  Treatment with the help of CAS One IR™ can maximally conserve healthy tissue during interventional ablation of tumours in the Liver, Lung, Kidney, Pancreas, and Bones.  The use of CAS One Surgery™ assists the surgeon by visualising anatomical structures and provide guidance for surgical instruments.