Portrait Frank Ruschitzka

Frank Ruschitzka
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Cardiology

Other functions at USZ

  • Heart Center Manager
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Representative Heart Transplantation Center


  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation


Tel. +41 44 255 21 21


Specialist in cardiology and internal medicine. Research awards from the Swiss Society of Cardiology, the Swiss Hypertension Society, and the Georg Friedrich Goetz Prize 2003 from the University of Zurich. From 2016 to 2018, Frank Ruschitzka is President of the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Most important memberships

  • European Society of Cardiology
  • Swiss Society of Cardiology
  • President of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (2016 – 2018)
  • Honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology, 05/2015
  • Honorary doctorate from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest 09/2016
  • Honorary member of the Heart Failure Society of America, 09/2018
  • Honorary member of the Croatian Society of Cardiology, 10/2019

Research focus

  • Heart failure & heart transplantation
  • Clinical Trial
  • Translational Science


  • Cardiovascular Biology Award (Prize of the Swiss Society of Cardiology) 2001
  • Prize of the Swiss Society for Hypertension 2001
  • Prize of the Faculty of Medicine (Georg-Friedrich-Götz Prize of the University of Zurich) 2003
  • Web of Science, Highly Cited Researcher

For patients

I am happy to arrange personal consultation appointments.

Tel. +41 255 21 21
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For international patients

For an appointment for private consultation, please contact our International Office directly.

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54

For referrering physicians

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Tel. +41 44 255 15 15
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