Dr Christian Benden
Dr Christian Benden is a paediatric pulmonologist and lung transplant physician at the University Hospital Zurich and a reader in pulmonology and transplant medicine at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
He completed his paediatric training in Hannover (Germany) and London (United Kingdom). He trained in paediatric pulmonology and received specialist training in lung transplantation in London and Zurich.
Dr Benden is an internationally well-recognised paediatric lung transplant physician. He is the former chair of the Scientific Council on Pediatric Transplantation of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and former Secretary-Treasurer of the International Paediatric Lung Transplant Collaborative (IPLTC). Recently, he has been appointed Associate Medical Director of Paediatric Lung Transplantation of the ISHLT Registry.
Christian Benden is Associate Editor of Pediatric Transplantation and the ISHLT Links Newsletter.
His research interests include clinical aspects of lung transplantation, particularly in children, experimental aspects of chronic lung graft dysfunction, and cystic fibrosis lung disease.