Portrait Katja-Daniela Jordan

Katja-Daniela Jordan
KD Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine


  • Special consultation hours for transplant psychiatry and psycho-oncology
  • Emergency, consultation and liaison psychiatry
  • Lecturer in psychosocial medicine at the University of Zurich


Tel. +41 44 255 97 00

Other competencies

  • Speaker for further education and training for various medical professional groups


2019 CAS Medical Leadership
2016 Clinical lecturer, University of Zurich
2012 Certificate of competence in consultation and liaison psychiatry
2007 Attending Physician at the Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, USZ
2005 Certificate of Proficiency in Psychosocial and Psychosomatic Medicine SAPPM
2005 Specialist FMH Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
1998-2005 Resident in Neurosurgery, Internal medicine, Psychosocial medicine and Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
1999 Approbation
1998 Partial medical internship at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena/Germany


  • Academy for Behavioral Therapy and Method Integration AVM-CH
  • Swiss Academy for Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Medicine SAPPM
  • Zurich Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy ZGPP
  • Medical Association of the Canton of Zurich AGZ
  • Swiss Medical Association FMH
  • Association of Swiss Assistant and Senior Physicians VSAO
  • Association of Clinical Lecturers at the University of Zurich

Research focus

  • Age images of students
  • Transplant psychiatry
  • Somatopsychic and psychosomatic illnesses
  • Teaching human medicine

Zipser CM, Hildenbrand F, Haubner B, Deuel J, Ernst J, Petry H, Schubert M, Jordan K, vonKänel R, Boettger. Predisposing and precipitating risk factors for delirium in elderly patients admitted to a cardiology ward: An observational cohort study in 1,042 patients. Front Cardiovasc Med [Online ahead of print]

Ernst J, Jordan KD, Weilenmann S, Sazpinar O, Gehrke S, Paolercio F, Petry H, Pfaltz MC, Méan M, Aebischer O, Gachoud D, Morina N, von Känel R, Spiller TR. Burnout, depression and anxiety among Swiss medical students – A network analysis. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 Sep 2;143:196-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.09.017. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34500349.

Koelkebeck K, Baessler F, Bittner R, Frodl T, Gradl-Dietsch G, Janowitz D, Jordan KD, Kluge I, Matthes O, Pinilla S, Robitzsch A, Strauß M, Speerforck S, Watzke S, Spitzer P. Teaching in psychosocial medical subjects in times of the COVID-19 pandemic – initial experiences [Medical education in psychosocial disciplines in times of the COVID-19 pandemic – first experiences]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2021 May 4 German. doi: 10.1055/a-1480-7258. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33946123

Euler, S., E. Hoffmann, C. Husung, K.-D. Jordan, and A. Richter. “More Than Counseling: Psychodynamic Aspects in the Treatment of Patients in Transplantation Medicine”. Journal for Psychoanalysis, No. 61, July 2020, pp. 155-69, doi:10.18754/jfp.61.13.

Rettke H, Petry H, von Känel R, Jordan KD, Ernst J. Patients with psychiatric comorbidities in acute care hospitals [Patients with psychiatric comorbidities in the acute hospital – a field of tension with interprofessional need for action – results from a pilot study]. Care. 2020 Apr;33(2):85-91. doi: 10.1024/1012-5302/a000718. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32107967.

Mental disorders in patients with somatic diseases.
Jenewein J., Brucher A., Jordan KD, Götzmann J., Info Neurology & Psychiatry 2011; Vol. 9, No. 5 6-10.

Klaghofer R, Buddeberg C, Schleuniger M, Herta KD. Attitudes towards older people at the beginning and end of medical school [Attitudes toward older people at the beginning and end of medical students’ education]. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2009 Oct;42(5):365-71. doi: 10.1007/s00391-008-0028-y. Epub 2009 Jul 29. PMID: 19639244.

Buddeberg-Fischer B, Herta KD. Formal mentoring programs for medical students and doctors–a review of the Medline literature. Med Teach. 2006 May;28(3):248-57. doi: 10.1080/01421590500313043. PMID: 16753724.

Herta KD, Sturzenegger M, Berkhoff M. HIV-associated tuberculous meningoencephalitis as a cause of abnormal behavior in prison [Human immunodeficiency virus-associated tuberculous meningoencephalitis causing abnormal behaviour in a prisoner]. Neurologist. 2005
Jan;76(1):68-71. doi: 10.1007/s00115-004-1702-y. PMID: 15060768.