Portrait Cornelia Betschart Meier

Cornelia Betschart Meier
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Gynecology

Other functions at USZ

  • Co-leader Pelvic Floor and Continence Center


  • Further training specialist in urogynecology, consultation hours and operations
  • Laparoscopic gynecology
  • Vulva consultation


Tel. +41 44 255 53 26


Since 05/2020 MUVON advisory board
Since 01/2020 Senior Attending Physician in gynecology, physician responsible for personnel for residents /
Further training, Coordinator Pelvic Floor Center USZ (Prof.. Schär / PD Dr. Imesch / Prof.
02/2008 – 12/2019 Attending Physician, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Zurich (PD Dr. Imesch / Prof. Fink),
Physician responsible for assistant physicians/further training,
Coordinator of the Pelvic Floor Center USZ
07/2019 Swiss Urogenital Malformations Network (member)
04/2019 MUSIC network (Multisystem cell therapy for improvement of urinary continence)
02/2017 Habilitation in gynecology and obstetrics
05/2016 Focus on urogynecology
2013 – 2016 FIGO Working Group Pelvic Floor Pathology and Reconstructive Surgery (Member)
12/2015 Coordinator Pelvic Floor Center USZ
06/2014 Swiss Urogynecology Association (Board member, President since
07/2011 – 03/2013 Research Fellow, Pelvic Floor Research Group, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
(Prof. J.O.L. DeLancey)
2013 Clinical Ethics Committee USZ
2013 Member Bryophyllum Study Group
02/2011 Focus on surgical gynecology
09/2009 Cantonal Ethics Committee Zurich (Member)
2009 Good Clinical Practice Courses I/II/III, Clinical Trial Center USZ, Zurich
02/2006 – 01/2008 Attending Physician Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cantonal Hospital Uri (Dr. Werder)
11/2007 Certificate of competence in pregnancy ultrasound
11/2006 Specialist in gynecology/obstetrics, FMH
01/2003 – 01/2006 Resident in Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital Zurich
(Profs. Haller / Fink / Zimmermann / Imthurn)
2001 Assistant Surgeon, Cantonal Hospital Zug (Dr. Lerf)
2000 and 2001 Resident in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cantonal Hospital Uri (Dr. Werder)
10/2000 Promotion: Chemokine expression in acute rejection episodes after heart transplantation,
Theodor Kocher Institute, Berne (Prof. M. Baggiolini)
1993 – 1999 Medical studies in Fribourg and Bern
1993 Matura type B (Latin, history), cantonal school Kollegium Schwyz

Most important memberships

  • Foederatio Medicorum Helvetica (FMH)
  • Switzerland. Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics (SGGG)
  • Association of Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Pathology (AUG)
  • German Continence Society (DKG)
  • Mediterranean Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Society (MIPS)
  • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)
  • European Urogynaecology Association (EUGA)
  • International Continence Society (ICS)
  • International Urogynecology Association (IUGA)
  • Swiss Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (SGUM)
  • Association of Swiss Assistant and Senior Physicians (VSAO)
  • Swiss Academy of Perinatal Pharmacology (SAPP)
  • Swiss Medical Women (SMW)
  • Business and Professional Women (BPW)

Research focus

  • Imaging of the pelvic floor
  • Hyperactive bladder and nocturia, phytotherapy
  • Surgical treatment of incontinence and descensus
  • Meta-analyses and core outcome sets (i-CHORUS, International Collaboration for Harmonizing Outcomes, Research, and Standards in Urogynaecology and Women’s Health)


Show publication list


  • International Urogynecology Journal (Editorial Board, since 2015)
  • Practice Dispatch (Advisory Board, since 2020)
  • Swiss journal for gynecology and obstetrics in practice (Scientific Board, since 2020)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant review)

PD Dr. med. Cornelia Betschart Clinic for Gynecology

For patients

To make an appointment for private consultation, contact us as follows:

Tel. +41 44 255 50 36

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