Prof. Dr. Hans-Gerhard Zilch

Honorary Professor at TUM since 2013




Professor Zilch studied medicine at the University of Regensburg and TUM, graduating in 1978. He then continued his medical training, specializing in the field of radiology, at Rotkreuzklinikum in Munich. In 1980 he acquired his doctoral degree at the Institute of X-Ray Diagnosis at Klinikums rechts der Isar. Professor Zilch then moved to the teaching hospital in Passau where he specialized in radiology and radiooncology and nuclear medicine. Having successfully completed his training leading to German medical board certification in radiology in 1984 and in nuclear medicine in 1985/86, entitling him to the position of senior physician, Professor Zilch became a member of the Academic Council in the Department of Anatomy at TUM (1988-1991). During this time Professor Zilch carried out fundamental magnetic resonance imaging assisted-anatomical comparative studies. The results of these studies were published in articles in numerous scientific and professional journals. His research work lies at the interface between anatomy and radiology. In 1991 Professor Zilch became medical director of the Radiology Department at St. Barbara Hospital in Schwandorf. Since 2001 he has been running a group medical practice specializing in radiology and nuclear medicine together with Dr. Braun.

Prof. Zilch has accepted several teaching assignments, the first one he was offered at TUM in 1993. To date Professor Zilch has had over 80 articles published in scientific journals and books, including a series of paperbacks entitled “Radiology Image Interpretation”, which has become extremely popular with students.


    • Head of training at radiology and nuclear medicine case study conferences held in Schwandorf (since 2011)
    • Member of the Bavarian Society of Nuclear Medicine (since 2005)
    • Teaching assignment at TUM (since 1993) (periodically at LMU Munich)
    • Member of the Association of German Radiologists (since 1991)
    • Member of the Academic Council in the Department of Anatomy at TUM (1988-1991)