Marc A. Peter, M.D.

Dr. med. Marc A. Peter is a FMH (Swiss Medical Association) specialist in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. He opened his day care clinic in Winterthur in 1992. After completing his medical studies, he worked at the University Hospital of Zurich for ten years. He has additionally practiced as a surgeon in California (USA) and Spain and has spent six months in Rio de Janeiro and six months in Mexico City operating on patients under the supervision of world-renowned plastic surgeons. During this time, he also conducted a research project using funding provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Native languages: English and German
Foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese

Professional training

1981 State Examination, University of Zurich
1991 FMH (Swiss Medical Association) qualification in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
1992 Opened Haus zum Steinfels day care clinic in the center of Winterthur

    • General surgery (University Hospital of Zurich, Uznach Cantonal Hospital), 4 years
    • Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery including hand surgery and burns surgery (University Hospital of Zurich), 6 years
    • Aesthetic surgery, microsurgery and free-flap surgery (National Cancer Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Prof. M. S. L. Galvão), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, 7 months
    • Maxillofacial and craniofacial aesthetic surgery (“Dr. Manuel Gea González” University Hospital in Mexico City, Mexico, Prof. F. Ortiz-Monasterio), 6 months

Hospital work

Dr. Peter is authorized to carry out operations in the following hospitals:

Scientific publications

    • Die Bulbusperforation als Windschutzscheibenunfall (Perforation of the bulbus following windshield impact during a car accident), Praxis 70, 849–859 (1981)
    • A surgical strategy for femoro-cural reconstruction (J. Largiadèr and Marc A. Peter), Eur. J. Vasc. Surg. 1, 205–212 (1987)

Research experience

    • Reinnervation of a denervated mouse diaphragm using an intercostal nerve
    • Anatomical study of the osteocutaneous forearm flap including a demonstration of the blood supply in the periosteum of the radius bone (performance of first jaw reconstruction using a forearm flap at the National Cancer Institute in Rio de Janeiro)


  • Swiss Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SGPRAC)
  • Former President of the Zurich Society for Plastic, Maxillofacial and Hand Surgery (ZPKH)
  • American Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASPRS)
  • International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)