em. Prof. Dr. med.

Philipp U. Heitz

Philipp U. Heitz

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2000

  • Departement Pathologie, Universität Zürich


Research Areas:

  • Medical-Theoretical Sciences, Pharmacy
  • General pathology
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Molecular pathology
  • Cell biology
  • Cancer research



Selected Memberships:

  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Gelehrte Gesellschaft in Zürich
  • European Society of Pathology
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pathologie
  • Endocrine Pathology Society

Selected Prizes:

  • Schleiden-Medaille der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • Virchow Medaille der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pathologie
  • Verdienst-Medaille der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • Ehrenmitglied der Schweizerischen Akademie der Medizinischen Wissenschaften
  • Honorary Member of the European Society of Pathology

Selected Publications:

  • Perren, A.; Anlauf, M.; Henopp, T.; Rudolph, T.; Schmitt, A. et al. [..] (2007) Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1): Loss of One MEN1 Allele in Tumors and Monohormonal Endocrine Cell Clusters But Not in Islet Hyperplasia of the Pancreas. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Bd. 92 (3), S. 1118-1128.
  • Roth, J.; Komminoth, P.; Heitz, P. U. (1995) Topographic Abnormalities of Proinsulin to Insulin Conversion in Functioning Human Insulinomas: Comparison of Immunoelectron Microscopic and Clinical Data. American Journal of Pathology, Bd. 147, S. 489-502.
  • Pipeleers-Marichal, M.; Somers, G.; Willems, G.; Foulis, A.; Imrie, C. et al. [..] (1990) Gastrinomas in the Duodenums of Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 and the Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine, Bd. 322, S. 723-727.
  • Heitz, P. U.; Kasper, M.; Polak, J. M.; Klöppel, G. (1982) Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors. Immunocytochemical Analysis of 125 Tumors. Human Pathology, Bd. 13, S. 263-271.
  • Heitz, P. U.; Klöppel, G.; Haecki, W. H.; Polak, J. M.; Pearse, A. G. E. (1977) Nesidioblastosis: The Pathologic Basis of Persistent Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia in Infants. Morphologic and Quantitative Analysis of Seven Cases Based on Specific Immunostaining and Electron Microscopy. Diabetes, Bd. 26, S. 632-642.