Team of the Transplantation Center

The Transplantation Center is managed by a board of directors. It is made up of managers and representatives of the specialist disciplines involved in transplantation. There is also a board of trustees that strategically defines and supervises the center's activities.

Board of Trustees

Frank Ruschitzka, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 21 21

Felix Beuschlein, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

Tel. +41 44 255 36 25
Specialties: Endocrine hypertension, Adrenal gland diseases, Endocrine tumors

Onur Boyman, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Immunology

Tel. +41 44 255 20 69

Omer Dzemali, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Director of Department, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Tel. +41 44 255 47 29
Specialties: Minimally invasive surgery , Mitral valve surgery , Reconstructive surgery

Markus Manz, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 99
Specialties: Leukemias, Lymphomas, Plasma cell diseases

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

Frank Rühli, Prof. Dr. Dr. med.

Vertreter der Medizinischen Fakultät, Universität Zürich, Institut für Evolutionäre Medizin, Transplantationszentrum

Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Tel. +41 44 255 88 04
Specialties: Robotic surgery, Advanced oncological resections, Pulmonary endarterectomy

Reto Schüpbach, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of the Institute, Institute of Intensive Care Medicine

Tel. +41 44 255 10 92

Macé Schuurmans, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Pulmonology

Tel. +41 44 255 39 26
Specialties: Transplant pneumology , Cystic fibrosis , Stop smoking

Alexandra Stettler

Department Manager

Tel. +41 44 255 39 79

Michael Weller, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Neurology

Tel. +41 44 255 55 00
Specialties: Neuro-Oncology

Marco P. Zalunardo, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of the Institute a.i., Institute of Anesthesiology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 87
Specialties: Management of the support team for assistant doctors , Head of the IFA transplant team, Head of the thoracic and visceral surgery department

José Oberholzer, Prof. Dr. med.

Chief Physician, Chairman of the Department, Department of Visceral Surgery and Transplantation

Tel. +41 44 255 33 00
Specialties: Tumor surgery of the abdomen, including liver, bile ducts and pancreas, Transplant surgery for adults and children (liver, pancreas, kidney, small intestine, islet cells, parathyroid tissue)., Robotically assisted minimally invasive surgery of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas, as well as kidney and pancreas transplantation

Britta George, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Nephrology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 84
Specialties: Glomerular diseases, Kidney transplant, Genetic kidney diseases

Board of Directors

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

Markus Johannes Wilhelm, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiac Surgery

Tel. +41 43 253 95 02
Specialties: Mechanical circulatory support (ECLS/ECMO, LVAD, BVAD), Heart transplantation, Postoperative treatment after cardiac surgery

Andreas Flammer, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 43 253 83 08
Specialties: Head of heart failure and heart transplantation, Head of Assist-Devices Consultation, Co-Head of the Amyloidosis Network Zurich

Andreas Kremer, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Tel. +41 44 255 85 48
Specialties: Transplant hepatology, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Molecular mechanisms of autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases

György Lang, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Tel. +41 44 255 85 43
Specialties: Lung transplantation, ECMO, General thoracic surgery

René Hage, Ph.D., Dr. med. (NL)

Attending Physician, Department of Pulmonology

Tel. +41 44 255 39 26
Specialties: Vice Head of Lung Transplant Pneumology and Cystic Fibrosis

Thomas Schachtner, Executive MBA HSG, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Nephrology

Tel. +41 44 255 33 84
Specialties: Kidney transplant, Chronic kidney disease, Renal replacement procedure

Roger Lehmann, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition

Tel. +41 44 255 36 20
Specialties: Insulin pumps and continuous blood glucose monitoring, Treatment of all types of diabetes with a focus on gestational diabetes, Islet transplantation

Dominik Schneidawind, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology

Tel. +41 44 255 37 82
Specialties: Allogeneic stem cell transplantation, Autologous stem cell transplantation, CAR-T cell therapy

Nawid Khaladj, MBA, MLaw, Prof. Dr. med.

Ärztlicher Co-Direktor QSB

Tel. +41 43 253 41 46
Specialties: Structural and process quality, Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, Digital transformation

Mirjam Nägeli, Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Dermatology

Tel. +41 44 255 25 60
Specialties: Extracorporeal photopheresis, Head of immunosuppressed consultation hours, inpatient consultations, Head of NonMelanomaSkinCancer

Jakob Nilsson, Ph.D., Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Immunology

Tel. +41 44 255 11 12

Alexandra Stettler

Department Manager

Tel. +41 44 255 39 79

Kerstin Hübel, Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Nephrology
Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Visceral Surgery and Transplantation

Tel. +41 44 255 33 84
Specialties: Transplant surgery

Sven Hillinger, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Tel. +41 44 255 41 04
Specialties: Minimally invasive surgery, Tumor surgery, Smoking prevention and smoking cessation

Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Thoracic Surgery

Tel. +41 44 255 88 04
Specialties: Robotic surgery, Advanced oncological resections, Pulmonary endarterectomy

Rolf Schüpbach, Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Institute of Anesthesiology

Tel. +41 43 253 96 51
Specialties: Anesthesia for thoracic and visceral surgery, Severe pulmonary hypertension, Coagulation management in liver surgery and transplantation

Stephanie Klinzing, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Institute of Intensive Care Medicine

Tel. +41 43 253 81 92

Katja-Daniela Jordan, KD Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine

Tel. +41 44 255 97 00
Specialties: Special consultation hours for transplant psychiatry and psycho-oncology, Emergency, consultation and liaison psychiatry, Lecturer in psychosocial medicine at the University of Zurich

International Advisory Board

  • Prof. John Dark
    Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Eelco de Koning
    Department of Endocrinology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Hiesmayr
    Head of the University Clinic for Anesthesia, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, Head of the Clinical Department for Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, General Hospital – University Clinics, Vienna
  • Prof. Ernst Holler
    Head of Allogeneic Transplantation, Department of Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Regensburg
  • Prof. Christoph Legendre
    Chief Department of Renal Transplantation, Necker-Enfants Malades, University Hospital AP-HP, Paris
  • Mandeep R. Mehra
    Prof. MD, FACC, FACP, FRCP, Medical Director, Center for Advanced Heart Disease, Professor of Medicine-Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, US