Team of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Our dedicated and highly qualified team at the Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology at the USZ specializes in the outpatient and inpatient assessment and treatment of patients with all types of infectious diseases and immune system disorders.

Departments

Management

Annelies Zinkernagel, Prof. Dr. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Acute and chronic bacterial infections, Foreign body-associated infections, Vaccination before and during immunosuppression

Senior Attending Physicians

Huldrych Günthard, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: HIV infection, antiretroviral therapy, Opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients, Viral infections

Barbara Hasse, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Cardiovascular infections, Foreign body-associated infections, HIV infection

Nicolas Müller, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Infectiological treatment of patients before and after transplantation

Walter Zingg, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Infectiology, Hospital hygiene, Pediatrics

Attending Physicians with extended responsibilities

Dominique Braun, PD Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: HIV, Sexually transmitted infectious diseases incl. HIV-PrEP, Hepatitis C infections

Silvio Brugger, Prof. Dr. Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Bacterial infections, especially of the respiratory tract, Chronic infections in the ORL area, Infections with immunodeficiencies (e.g. hyper-IgE syndrome)

Roberto Speck, Prof. Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Viral diseases (HIV, EBV, CMV, JC, Covid19, etc.), Sexually transmitted diseases, Antimicrobial therapies

Attending Physicians

Irene Alma Abela, Dr. med. Dr. sc. nat.

Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Head of vaccination consultation for patients with an increased risk of complications (e.g. immunosuppressed persons) , Viral infections (especially HIV, CMV, SARS-CoV-2) and experimental virology, Infectiological treatment of patients before and after transplantation

Marisa Kälin, Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Tropical and travel medicine, Tuberculosis, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT)

Miriam Vázquez, Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
Specialties: Surveillance of hospital-acquired infections / prevention of hospital-acquired infections (especially post-operative wound infections), Perioperative prophylaxis, Outbreak investigation and control