Portrait Isabell Witzel

Isabell Witzel
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Gynecology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Breast Cancer Center
  • Head of the Gynecological Cancer Center


  • Breast cancer treatment
  • Gynecological oncology
  • Familial breast and ovarian cancer


Tel. +41 44 255 52 00

Research focus

  • Clinical Trials
  • Brain metastases in breast carcinoma.
  • Translational research on biomarkers in breast carcinoma.


Since 2023 Clinic Director, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Zurich (USZ)
Professor and Full Professor of Gynecology, University of Zurich (UZH
2013 – 2022 Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
2018 Professor (apl) at the University of Hamburg
2013-2022 Head of the University Breast Center at the UKE
2016-2022 Head of the Center for Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer at the UKE
2015-2022 Member of the Equal Opportunities Department at the Medical Faculty of Hamburg (from 9/2021 Equal Opportunities Officer)
2009-2013 Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Gynecology, UKE
2011 Habilitation in Gynecology, University of Hamburg
2002-2009 Assistant physician, Clinic for Gynecology and Clinic for Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, UKE
2005-2008 Degree program in Public Health with a focus on Health Management at the Hannover Medical School
1994-2002 Medical studies at the universities of Freiburg, Hamburg, Nottingham (UK) and Verona (IT)


Show publication list

Podcast USZ direkt – Together against breast cancer

Prof. Isabell Witzel gives an insight into prevention, screening and treatment of breast cancer. With a great deal of expertise and commitment, the clinic director and her team work tirelessly on behalf of those affected.

All podcast episodes