Priv–Doz. Dr. med. Gernot Bonkat

Urology specialist

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Gernot Bonkat studied medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) and at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU). After earning his medical degree, Gernot Bonkat practised in Switzerland (Olten) and Germany (Sangerhausen, Würzburg). In 2007, he transferred to the University Hospital Basel, where he completed his specialist training in urology. He spent a clinical research year in South Africa at Stellenbosch University’s renowned Tygerberg Hospital in 2012. The following year, he completed his postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) and received authorisation to teach urology at the University of Basel. Until alta uro’s founding in 2016, he worked at the University Hospital Basel, most recently as a head physician.

Gernot Bonkat is a Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) and has regularly been nominated to serve as an examiner for the annual European Board Examinations in recent years. He is an active member of a number of urological societies and was named the Chair of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Working Group on Urological Infections in 2015. He is also a member of the EAU Section of Infections in Urology (ESIU), the German Society of Urology (DGU) and the Swiss Society of Urology (SGU).

Since 2009, Gernot Bonkat has served as a senior scientist at the Center of Biomechanics & Calorimetry (COB) and the Department of Biomedical Engineering (DBE) at the University of Basel. He has authored more than 150 scientific articles, conference papers and book chapters.

Languages: German, English