Portrait Emanuela Keller

Emanuela Keller
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Institute of Intensive Care Medicine

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of department NORD1 C, specializing in neurosurgery Institute of Intensive Care Medicine


  • Neurointensive medicine
  • Neuroprotection
  • Neuromonitoring


Tel. +41 44 255 56 71

Other competencies

Special interests:

  • Medical informatics
  • Medical technology


2014 Professorship “Extraordinaria ad personam”, University of Zurich
2011 Titular professorship, University of Zurich
2004 Privatdozentin: Venia legendi for intensive care medicine
Since 1998 Senior Attending Physician, Neurointensive Care Unit, University Hospital Zurich
1996 – 1998 Research Assistant, Neurointensive Care Unit, Head Clinic, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg
1996 Specialist in intensive care medicine
1994 Specialist in internal medicine
1993 – 1995 Resident in Anesthesia and Trauma Surgery Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Zurich
1993 Resident at the Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich
1991 – 1992 Resident in Internal Medicine, Triemli City Hospital, Zurich
1989 – 1991 Resident in Internal Medicine, Regional Hospital Wädenswil
1989 Research Assistant Cardiology, Hammersmith Hospital, London
1988 – 1989 Research Assistant, Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich

Most important memberships

  • Innosuisse Innovation Council
  • “Sounding Board” call NRP78 “COVID-19” of the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • BRIDGE evaluation committee (Innosuisse, Swiss National Fund)
  • Prize Committee ZKB Pioneer Prize Technopark
  • Board of Trustees Koetser Foundation

Research focus

  • Development of new measurement methods for monitoring cerebral oxygenation and hemodynamics
  • Neuroprotective therapy concepts
  • Big data, development of predictive algorithms