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KD Dr. med. Hans Rudolf Briner

Specialist FMH for otorhinolaryngology 
Specialty: Head and neck surgery

Languages

English, French, German, Italian

Core competencies

  • Head and neck surgery
  • Rhinology, endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses
  • Facial plastic surgery
  • Skull base surgery

CURRICULUM VITAE

2009

Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, clinical lecturer [KD]

2006 –

Federal Office of Civil Aviation, consulting physician for diseases of the ear, nose, and throat

2000 –

ENT Center, Klinik Hirslanden Zurich, practicing physician

1996 –

Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, lecturer in otorhinolaryngology 

1999

Head and neck surgery, additional specialist qualification

1998

Awarded Swiss MD title [FMH] in otorhinolaryngology

1998

ENT Clinic, University Hospital Zurich, senior physician; specialized training in head and neck surgery

1997

ENT Clinic, Municipal Hospital Triemli (Zurich), senior physician and head of clinic

1994

ENT Clinic, University Hospital Zurich, assistant physician; specialized training in otorhinolaryngology

1993 – 1994

ENT Clinic, Cantonal Hospital Aarau, assistant physician; specialized training in otorhinolaryngology

1992 – 1993

Neurosurgery, Cantonal Hospital Aarau, assistant physician

1992

Aeronautical Institute, Dübendorf, assistant physician; training in aviation medicine

1992

Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich. Dissertation: Lyme Disease and FSME among Forestry Workers in the Canton of Solothurn

1991

Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich, state medical examinations

  1. Nadal D., Wunderli W., Briner H., Hansen K.: Prevalence of Antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi in Forestry Workers and Blood Donors from the Same Region in Switzerland. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 8, 992–995, 1989.
  2. Böhmer A., Briner H.R., Schmid R.: Akuter Schwindel – Differentialdiagnose der peripheren vestibulären ( Innenohr-bedingten) Formen. Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin (Praxis) 85 (39), 1206–1210, 1996.
  3. Briner H.R.: Mykosen der Nasennebenhöhlen. ORL 19 Aktuelle Probleme der Otorhinolaryngologie. Verlag Hans Huber, Bern Göttingen Toronto Seattle, 134–139, 1996.
  4. Briner H.R.: Langzeitresultate der chirurgischen Therapie von temporalen Paragangliomen. ORL 20 Aktuelle Probleme der Otorhinolaryngologie. Verlag Hans Huber, Bern Göttingen Toronto Seattle, 295–300, 1997.
  5. Simmen D., Briner H.R., Schär G., Schuknecht B.: Chronische Mykosen der Nasennebenhöhlen – Stellenwert der endonasalen Nasennebenhöhlenchirurgie. Laryngo-Rhino-Otol. 77, 444–453, 1998.
  6. Briner H.R., Simmen D.: Screeningtest of olfaction with smell diskettes. Proceedings of: E.R.S. & I.S.I.A.N. Meeting 98, Vienna, Austria, Monduzzi Editore, 289-293, 1998.
  7. Briner H.R., Linder T.E., Pauw B., Fisch U.: Long-term Results of Surgery for Temporal Bone Paragangliomas. Laryngoscope 109, 577–583, 1999.
  8. Simmen D., Briner H.R., Hess K.: Screeningtest des Geruchsinnes mit Riechdisketten. Laryngo-Rhino-Otol. 78, 125–130, 1999.
  9. Briner H.R.: Antibiotikatherapie bei Infekten im ORL-Bereich. Ars Medici, 170–175, 1999 (3).
  10. Briner H.R.: Antibiotikatherapie bei Infekten im ORL-Bereich. Der Allgemeinarzt, 1121–1129, 1999 (13).
  11. Briner H.R., Simmen D.: Smell Diskettes as Screening Test of Olfaction. Rhinology 37, 145–148, 1999.
  12. Briner H.R., Simmen D.: Riechdisketten als Screeningtest des Geruchsinnes. ORL 22 Aktuelle Probleme der Otorhinolaryngologie. Verlag Hans Huber, Bern Göttingen Toronto Seattle,188–198, 1999.
  13. Briner H.R.: Verhindert eine antibiotische Therapie die Entstehung von Peritonsillarabszesen? ORL-Aktuell Band 24. Schweiz Med Wochenschr 130 (Suppl. 125), 14S-16S, 2000.
  14. Romer M.; Briner H.R.; Linder T.: Einfluss von Antibiotika auf Entstehung und Verlauf der akuten Mastoiditis. ORL-Aktuell Band 24. Schweiz Med Wochenschr 130 (Suppl. 125), 20S–22S, 2000
  15. Linder T.E., Briner H.R., Bischoff, T.: Prevention of acute mastoiditis: fact or fiction? Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 56, 129–134, 2000.
  16. Briner H.R.: Störungen des Geruchssinnes. ORL Highlights 8, 4–7, 2001.
  17. Briner H.R.: Störungen des Geruchssinns – Dem Riechverlust nachschnüffeln. HNO-Nachrichten 4, 20–22, 2002.
  18. Briner H.R.: Husten – HNO-Erkrankungen können die Ursache sein. Ars Medici 24, 1156–1158, 2002.
  19. Briner H.R., Simmen D., Jones, N.: Impaired sense of smell in patients with nasal surgery. Clinical Otolaryngology & Allied Sciences 28(5), 417–419, 2003.
  20. Spoerri, S., Simmen, D., Briner H.R., Jones N.: Objective Assessment of Tip Projection and the Nasolabial Angle in Rhinoplasty. Arch Facial Plastic Surgery, Vol 6, 295–298, 2004.
  21. Briner H.R.: Sind Polypen der Nasenschleimhaut harmlos? ORL Highlights 3, 14–15, 2005.
  22. Briner H.R., Simmen D., Jones N.: Endoscopic sinus surgery: Advantages of the bimanual technique. American Journal of Rhinology 19 (3), 269–273, 2005.
  23. Simmen D., Briner H.R.: Olfaction in rhinology – methods of assessing the sense of smell. Rhinology 44, 98–101, 2006.
  24. Simmen D., Raghavan U., Briner H.R., Manestar M., Schuknecht B., Groscurth P., Jones N.: The surgeon’s view of the anterior ethmoid artery. Clin Otolaryngol 31(3), 187–191, 2006.
  25. Simmen D., Raghavan U., Briner H.R., Manestar, M., Groscurth P., Jones N.: The anatomy of the sphenopalatione artery for the endoscopic sinus surgeon. American Journal of Rhinology 20 (5), 502-505, 2006.
  26. Treyer V., Koch H., Briner H.R., Jones N.S., Buck A., Simmen D.B.: Male subjects who could not perceive the pheromone 5a-Androst-16-3-one, produced similar orbitofrontal changes on PET compared with perceptible phenylethyl alcohol (rose). Rhinology 44, 278–282, 2006.
  27. Briner H.R., Simmen D.: Therapie von Tumoren der Nasennebenhöhlen und der anterioren Schädelbasis mit der bimanuellen endoskopischen Technik. ORL-Aktuell Band 30. Schweiz Med Forum 7 (Suppl. 34), 108S–110S, 2007.
  28. Briner H.R., Simmen D., Jones N., Manestar D., Manestar M., Lang A., Groscurth P.: Evaluation of an anatomic model of the paranasal sinuses for endonasal surgical training. Rhinology 45, 20–23, 2007.
  29. Schuknecht B., Simmen D., Briner H.R., Holzmann D.: Nontraumatic Skull Base Defects With Spontaneous CSF Rhinorrhea and Arachnoid Herniation: Imaging Findings and Correlation With Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in 27 Patients. Am J Neuroradiology 29, 542–549, 2008.
  30. Briner H.R., Hammer B., Kirsch E., Mendelowitsch A., Rohner D., Scheufler K., Simmen D.: Transnasaler endoskopischer Zugang zur anterioren Schädelbasis. Schweiz Med Forum 9 (Suppl. 49), 51S–53S, 2009
  31. Eichenberger A.R., Simmen D., Briner H.R., Caversaccio M.-D.: Erste Erfahrungen mit der Ballonsinuplastie bei chronischer Rhinosinusitis der Nasennebenhöhlen. Schweiz Med Forum 9 (Suppl. 49), 57S–59S, 2009
  32. Dhanasekar G., Simmen D., Briner H.R.: Breathing Straws. J Laryngol Otol 124 (1), 73–74, 2010.
  33. HaefligerI.O., Botonakis I., Briner H.R., Pimentel A.-R.: Case-Report of a Silent Sinus Syndrome: an Underdiagnosed Disease. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd 228, 376, 2011
  34. Heimgartner S., Eckardt J., Simmen D., Briner H.R., Leunig A., Caversaccio M.D.: Limitations of balloon sinuplasty in frontal sinus surgery. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 268, 1463–1467, 2011.
  35. Briner H.R., Jones N., Simmen, D.: Olfaction after sinus surgery: long term results. Rhinology 50, 178–184, 2012.
  36. Braun T., Betz C.S., Ledderose G.J., Havel M., Stelter K., Kühnel T., Strauss G., Waschke J., Kirchner T., Briner H.R., Simmen D., Caversaccio M., Wormald P.J., Jones N., Leunig A.: Endoscopic sinus surgery training courses: benefit and problems – a multicentre evaluation to systematically improve surgical training. Rhinology 50, 246–254, 2012.
  37. Koechlin N.O., Simmen D., Briner H.R., Schuknecht B., Hugelshofer M., Reisch R.: Endoscopic resection of an entirely intracavernous cavernoma. Innovative Neurosurgery 1, 165–167, 2013.
  38. Koechlin N.O., Simmen D., Briner H.R., Reisch R.: Combined Transnasal and Transcranial Removal of a Giant Clival Chordoma. J Neurol Surg Rep 2014;75:e98–e102.
  39. Koechlin N.O., Briner H.R., Simmen D., Reisch R.: Fortschritte in der chirurgischen Behandlung von Tumoren der Hypophysenregion. HNO 62, 793–799, 2014.
  40. Simmen D., Sommer F., Briner H.R., Jones N., Kröger R., Hoffmann T.K., Lindemann J.: The effect of Pyriform Turbinoplasty on nasal airflow using a virtual model. Rhinology, 53(3), 242–248, 2015.
  41. Sommer F, Simmen D, Briner HR, Jones N, Hoffmann TK, Lindenmann J. Effects of nasal wall lateralisation and pyriform turbinoplasty on nasal air conditioning. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2016 doi: 10.15761/OHNS.100135. Vol 2(1) 1–5.
  42. Reisch R, Briner HR, Hickmann AK. How I do it: the mononostril endonasal transethmoidal-paraseptal approach. Acta Neurochir 2017 159:453–457. doi: 10.1007/s00701-017-3075-6. Acta Neurochir (2017)
  43. Eördögh M, Briner HR, Simmen D, Jones N, Reisch R. Endoscopic unilateral transethmoidal-paraseptal approach to the central skull base. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology 2017 May 28; 2(5): 281–287.
  44. Simmen D, Narendrankumar V, Briner HR, Jones N, Schuknecht B. Anterior maxillary wall and lacrimal duct relationship – CT analysis for prelacrimal access to the maxillary sinus. Rhinology 2017 Jun; 55(2): 170–174.
  45. Eördögh M, Grimm A, Gawish I, Patonay L, Reisch R, Briner HR, Baksa G. Anatomy of the sphenopalatine artery and its implications for transnasal neurosurgery. Rhinology 2018 March; 56(1):82–88.
  46. Novoa E, Simmen D, Briner HR, Schlegel C. Long-term results after restoring nasal tip support using auricular cartilage as an intercrural colummellar strut graft: the «I-Beam» technique. Rhinology 2018 June; 56(2):183–188.
  47. Moll C., Briner H.R.: Fazialisparese durch endoneurale Karzinose. «Coup d’oeil». Schweiz Med Forum 18(39): 804, 2018.
  48. Reisch R., Briner H.R. Endoskopische Rhino-Neurochirurgie – Das Konzept der minimal-invasiven individuell adaptierten transnasalen Schädelbasischirurgie. 2019, Endo Press® GmbH, 78503 Tuttlingen, Germany, 2019.
  49. Briner H.R.,  Leunig A., Schlegel C., Simmen D. Preoperative risk assessment for ambulatory sinonasal surgery. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Oct 22. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-06435-4. Epub ahead of print.
  50. Tomazic P.V., Sommer F., Treccosti A, Briner H.R., Leunig A. 3D endoscopy shows enhanced anatomical details and depth perception vs 2D: a multicentre study. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Dec 29. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-06495-6. Epub ahead of print. >PMID: 33373011.
  51. Steinmetz, H. W., Briner, H. R., Vogt, R., Kalchofner, K., Scharf, G., Eulenberger U., Hatt, J. M. (2007) Functional endoscopic sinus surgery in a Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus abelli) Vehr. Ber. Erkrg. Zootiere 43: 74–75, 2007.
  1. Simmen D, Briner HR, Jones N. Endoscopically assisted bimanual technique. In: Stamm AC, editor. Transnasal endoscopic skull base and brain surgery: tips and pearls. New York, Stuttgart:  Thieme 2011; 92–98.
  2. Landis BN, Briner HR, Lacroix JS, Simmen D. Olfaction and Its Disorders. In: Georgalas C, Fokkens W, editors. Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery: From the Lab to the Operating Room: an Evidence-based Approach. New York, Stuttgart: Thieme 2013; 195–210.
  3. Simmen D, Jones N, Briner HR. Preserving and Improving the Sense of Smell. In: Simmen Daniel, Nick Jones. A Manual of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, New York, Stuttgart:  Thieme 2014; 60–66.
  4. Simmen D, Jones N, Briner HR. Applied Anatomy for Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery. In: Simmen Daniel, Nick Jones. A Manual of Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery, New York, Stuttgart:  Thieme 2014; 80–90.
  5. Briner H.R. Ursache für Kopfschmerzen im Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Bereich [Headache caused by ear-nose- and throat diseases]. In: Agosti Reto, Diener Hans-Christoph, Limmroth Volker. Migräne & Kopfschmerzen, Basel: Karger, 2015; 245–253.

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES AND PRACTICAL OPERATIONS

Active participation as a speaker at scientific congresses, practical surgical courses and live surgical demonstrations in rhinology, skull base surgery, and facial plastic surgery.

CONTACT

Secretariat

Sabrina Kuhnen, Andrea Lüscher, Saranda Useini
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MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • European Rhinologic Society
  • Polish Rhinological Society, Honorary Member, AMICUS RHINOLOGIAE
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie, Hals- und Gesichtschirurgie
  • Swiss Society of Aviation Medicine
  • Swiss Rhinologic Society
  • Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kierferchirurgie und Mundkrankheiten
  • Verein Zürcher ORL Ärzte
  • Ärztegesellschaft des Kantons Zürich
  • FMH Swiss Medical Association