Philippe Cattin is Full Professor at University of Basel. He is the founder of the Center for medical Image Analysis and Navigation (CIAN) at the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel.

He is the founding head and still heading the Department of Biomedical Engineering at  the University of Basel. Philippe was in 2017 a Research Fellow at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston/MA.


His research interests include medical image analysis, image-guided therapy, robotics-guided laser osteotomy and virtual reality. As a Principal Investigator, he has successfully completed many projects in these areas and published over 250 papers, patents and book chapters. He is also the founder of two spin-off companies and licensed his patents and software to medical device companies.