About the Department of Urology

The Department of Urology at the University Hospital Zurich offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options for patients with urological diseases in one of the largest and most important training hospitals in Europe.

Prostate Cancer Center

The diagnosis, therapy and follow-up of prostate carcinomas is of particular significance. The Prostate Cancer Center, certified by the German certification authority OnkoZert, is an interdisciplinary center. It is under the joint management of the Department of Urology and the Department of Radiation Therapy of the University Hospital Zurich. In the Prostate Cancer Center, patients are cared for holistically by a network of specialists in medical and nursing fields.

Teaching and research assignment

In addition to providing medical services to the general public, the Department of Urology fulfills a teaching assignment for the University of Zurich and conducts research in the field of basic research as well as clinically oriented research. Research activities range from urological oncology on prostate and bladder cancer, tissue engineering and erectile rehabilitation to neurourology.

The department of Urology is certified by the European Board of Urology (EBU) as a training center and by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) as an A-clinic for the full FMH further training to become a specialist in urology.

2021 Prof. Daniel Eberli, MD, is appointed Director of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Zurich on August 1.
​2012 The Department of Urology of the University Hospital Zurich celebrates its 50th anniversary.
​2009 Opening of the Prostate Cancer Center together with the Department of Radiation Oncology of the University Hospital Zurich. It is the first certified center for prostate cancer in Switzerland.
​2006 Prof. Tullio Sulser, MD, is appointed full professor and director of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Zurich on April 1.

​2005 Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Hauri becomes emeritus professor. During his tenure, targeted anatomical and physiological research promotes the development of replacement bladders and male impotence.
​2002 With the Da Vinci robot, robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery enters the Department of Urology. This is continuously improved through research.
​1999 First conventional laparoscopic radical prostatectomy at the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Zurich
​1983 Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Hauri is appointed full professor of urology and succeeds Prof. Dr. med. Georges Mayor.

​1978 Move to the north wing of the University Hospital Zurich, where the Department of Urology is still located today.
​1974 Foundation of the European Society of Urology – Prof. Dr. med. Georges Mayor, founding member, acts as Quaestor.
​1973 Prof. Georges Mayor, MD, is elected Vice-President of the International Society of Urology, founded in 1919.
​1970 Prof. Dr. med. Georges Mayor is appointed full professor and thus takes over the first full professorship for Urology in Switzerland. The clinic at that time had only one room with eight beds and four double rooms for men. The four rooms reserved for women were located in the surgical department.
​1962 Prof. Dr. med. Georges Mayor becomes extraordinary professor of the newly founded “Urological University Clinic”.

​1945 Foundation of the Swiss Society of Urology with the aim of establishing Urology as an independent discipline.