Anna Erat

Head Physician, Clinic Hirslanden

Anna Erat (MD/PhD/INSEAD IDP) studied and interned in medicine at University of Zurich Medical School and Harvard Medical School. After graduating, she conducted post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School and in parallel successfully pursued a PhD in global health and health systems management. Before her clinical specialization, she worked as an medical and health systems expert for the Swiss ministry of health and as a consultant for Executive Insight.

Today she is the first female medical director (Chefärztin) in the history of the Hirslanden Clinic. Clinically she is focusing on preventive-, sports- and internal- medicine, and takes care of top athletes ranging from national ice hockey team players to formula one drivers and world class ironman triathletes. Furthermore, she was also the Chief Medical Officer for COVID-19 prevention at the World Economic Forum in Davos. She is also responsible for building check-up centers and for the strategy of preventive medicine and longevity for the Hirslanden group. She is regularly giving speeches and booked as a key note speaker, is invited to TV-programs as an expert, and has also produced a podcast with Hintsa Performance on the topic of performance and resilience.

For her role as a medical director, she attended courses both at Harvard Business School and INSEAD, graduating from the International Directors Program at Fontainebleau in 2019. She regularly publishes in science and medical journals and she holds board roles in a few selected organizations in the fields of digital health and med tech. She also teaches in various executive MBA and advanced management programs, and lectures boards on topics such as performance and resilience. She also teaches resident doctors and is a clinical lecturer at the University of Zurich Medical School.

Privately she is still a keen alpine skier following junior years as a competitive athlete and a few seasons as a skiing instructor in St. Moritz. She is also a monobob athlete and was recently elected to the board of the International Monobob Club in St. Moritz. During the summers she sails on Quant23 foiling boats.

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