Portrait Christian Haslinger

Christian Haslinger
Prof. Dr. med. univ.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Obstetrics


  • Specialist in fetomaternal medicine, FMH
  • Invasive and non-invasive prenatal diagnostics
  • Prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage


Tel. +41 44 255 11 11

Other competencies

  • CMV infection during pregnancy
  • Care for pregnant women with congenital or acquired blood clotting problems
  • Teaching at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich


since 2022 Senior Attending Physician, Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zurich
2021 Venia legendi of the University of Zurich for the field of gynecology and obstetrics
2020 – 2021 Attending Physician with extended responsibilities, Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zurich
2017 Specialty Title Fetomaternal Medicine FMH
2014 Specialist FMH for Gynecology and Obstetrics
2013 – 2019 Attending Physician, Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zurich
2009 – 2013 Resident, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Zurich
2008 Resident, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cantonal Hospital Altdorf (UR)
2006 – 2007 Assistant physician, gynecology and obstetrics, Luzerner Kantonsspital Wolhusen
2006 Doctorate in medicine (Dr. med. univ.) at the Medical University of Vienna with the dissertation
“Placental passage of fluconazole with the in vitro placenta perfusion model”.

Most important memberships

  • SGGG – Swiss Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • AFMM – Academy of Fetomaternal Medicine

Research focus


Anticipation, prevention, and treatment of severe postpartum hemorrhage.
Current focus is on new therapeutic concepts such as vacuum-induced tamponade (in uterine atony) and role of blood clotting factor 13 (in bleeding-related coagulopathy)

Other research areas

Intrahepatic pregnancy cholestasis, application of Bryophyllum pinatum.

Research collaborations

Virtopsy in deceased infants (Neonatology USZ), Connectivity of the human thalamus with 3D multi-scale imaging (Center for MR Research Children’s Hospital Zurich), Novel glomerular urine biomarkers in patients with preeclampsia (Nephrology USZ).


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  • Acquired third-party research funds: 186,000 CHF, no conflicts of interest
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth (2019-present; Labor, delivery, and postpartum health section).
  • Reviewer for various international journals (British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Journal of Perinatal Medicine, BioMed Research International, The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine).
  • Responsible for M&M (Morbidity & Mortality) Conference of the Department of Obstetrics.


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