Portrait Holger Moch

Holger Moch
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of the Institute, Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology


  • Molecular pathology
  • Uropathology


Tel. +41 44 255 25 00


Current positions:

since 2004 Director, Department of Pathology and Molecular Pathology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
since 2004 Full Professor of Pathology, University Zurich, Switzerland

Education and academic experience:

2022-2023 Medical Co-Director (ad interim), University Hospital Zurich
2008 – 2021 Chairman, Operational Division of Medical Diagnostics, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
08./09.2001 Visiting Fellow. Harvard Medical School, Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1995 – 2008 Staff (Attending Physician, Senior Attending Physician); Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
1994 Research Fellow; Division of Molecular Cytometry, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Francisco; San Francisco; USA
1990 – 1993 Pathology Resident; Institute of Pathology, University Hospital Basel; Switzerland
1988 – 1990 Pathology Resident, Institute of Pathology, Charité, Berlin, Germany



2018 WHO Classification of Tumours; 5th Edition. Editorial Board Standing Member
2015 Member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
2007 Member of the German Academy of Science “Leopoldina”


  • 08716518.9-2406 „Monoclonal human tumor-specific antibody“ (21.10.2009)
  • 08716519.7-2406 „Method of providing human tumor-specific antibodies“ (16.10.2009)
  • 10162783.4-2201 „Discrete states for use as biomarkers“ (5.7.2010)

Organization of conferences

2021 33rd European Congress of Pathology
2020 32rd European Congress of Pathology
2015 WHO-Symposium “Recent Advances in Pathology and Genetics of Tumors of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs”
2012 WHO-Symposium “Recent Advances in the Pathology and Genetics of Soft Tissue and Bone Tumors”
2012 Leopoldina Symposium “Autopsy and Religion”
2009 Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Symposium
2007 Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Symposium