Portrait Christian Clarenbach

Christian Clarenbach
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Pulmonology


  • Head of Interstitial and Rare Lung Diseases


Tel. +41 44 255 38 28

Other competencies

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis and NTM
  • COPD and emphysema, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung diseases and associated autoimmune diseases
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
  • Sleep disorders and ventilation


Professional career

Since 2021 Senior Attending Physician
Since 2017 Attending Physician with extended responsabilities
2013-2017 Attending Physician, Department of Pulmonology, University Hospital Zurich
2011-2013 Department of Pulmonology / Sleep Medicine, University Hospital Zurich
2010-2011 Research Assistant in Pulmonology, University Hospital Zurich
2009-2010 Pulmonology / Sleep Medicine, KS Münsterlingen
2008-2009 Anesthesia, intensive care unit, emergency physician, University Hospital Zurich
2005-2008 Internal Medicine, Zollikerberg Hospital and University Hospital Zurich
2003-2005 Research Assistant in Pneumology, University Hospital Zurich

Training and diplomas

2014 Venia Legendi of the University of Zurich
2013 FA Sleep Medicine (SGSSC), recertified 2018
2013 Certificate for performing respiratory polygraphs
2013 European Diploma in Adult Respiratory Medicine
2012 FMH Pneumology
2010 FMH Internal Medicine

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Society of Pneumology (SGP)
  • Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology (SSSSC)
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Research focus

  • Connection between lung diseases, performance and physical activity
  • Evaluation of new therapies for lung tissue and respiratory diseases
  • Development of digital and telemedical approaches in the field of chronic care


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International patients

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