Portrait Heike Annette Bischoff-Ferrari

Heike Annette Bischoff-Ferrari
Prof. Dr. med. DrPH

Director of Department

Other functions at USZ

  • Management Healthy Longevity Check-Up
  • Management Center on Aging and Mobility (CAM)


  • Healthy & Active Aging Prevention, Geriatric Medicine.
  • Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Training
  • Sarcopenia, general internal medicine, rehabilitation medicine


Tel. +41 44 255 27 57

Other competencies

  • Aging Traumatology
  • Nutritional Medicine
  • Sarcopenia and Frailty
  • General internal medicine
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation


Since 2020 Chief Physician, University Clinic for Acute Geriatrics, Waid and Triemli City Hospitals
Since 2019 Division Head, Internal Medicine-Oncology, University Hospital Zurich
Since 2019 Chief Physician, University Geriatrics Network Zurich
2017 – 2018 Co-Chief Physician, University Clinic for Acute Geriatrics, Waid City Hospital
Since 2015 Co-Head, Center for Geriatric Traumatology, University Hospital Zurich
Since 2014 Clinic Director, Clinic for Geriatrics, University Hospital Zurich
2008 – 2013 Senior Physician, Clinic for Rheumatology and SNF Professorship
2005 – 2008 Senior Physician, Clinic for Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich
2000 -2005 Fellow, Rheumatology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston USA (clinical research)
1999 – 2000 Resident, Clinic for Orthopedics, University Hospital Basel, Felix Platter Hospital
1997 – 1999 Assistant physician, Clinic for Geriatrics, Felix Platter-Spital Basel and Kantonsspital Basel
1994 – 1997 Assistant physician, Clinic for Rheumatology, Felix Platter Hospital and Cantonal Hospital Basel

Most important memberships

  • Member of the Cantonal Ethics Committee of the Canton of Zurich
  • Member of the Board of Trustees USZ Foundation
  • Foundation Councillor Obstacle-Free Architecture
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Pro Senectute Canton Zurich
  • Member of the Supervisory Board SVGO (Swiss Association against Osteoporosis)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board Swiss Bone and Mineral Society

Research focus

  • Healthy & Active Aging
  • Frailty & Sarcopenia
  • Perioperative Care in Senior Patients: Zurich POPS
  • Osteoporosis and falls
  • Diet and vitamin D


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