Stephan Bodis was born February 16th, 1958 in Basel, Switzerland. He began his medical education in 1978 at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and completed his medical degree in 1984 at the Medical School of the University of Basel, Switzerland.
He was a resident in Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine of Kantonsspital Baden from 1985–1987 and of University Hospital Zurich from 1987–1989. From 1989–1991, he served as a Clinical Fellow in Medical Oncology and as a Research Fellow in the Department of Hematology/Oncology and Molecular Pharmacology at the Institute Gustave Roussy in Villejuif-Paris, France. He was a resident in Radiation Oncology at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA from 1991–1995, and, from 1993–1995, he was additionally a Research Fellow in Pediatric Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cancer Research Center and Department of Biology, Cambridge MA. He served briefly as an attending physician in Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before returning to Switzerland as an instructor at the University of Zurich Medical School and attending physician in Radiation Oncology of the University Hospital Zurich. In March of 1998, he became Assistant Professor of the University of Zurich Medical School and was promoted to Professor in September of 2004.
Since November 2003, Stephan Bodis has been the Director of the Institute of Radiation Oncology of Kantonsspital Aarau. In September 2012, he was appointed Full Professor of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich and became an Associate Physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology of the University Hospital Zurich.
The work of Stephan Bodis concerns clinical aspects of molecular radiobiology, the application of photon and proton radiotherapy and the combination of hyperthermia with radiotherapy in the treatment of various cancers. The Institute of Radiation Oncology of Kantonsspital Aarau is the only institute in German speaking Switzerland that offers hyperthermia in combination with radiotherapy.