Portrait Markus Florian Oertel

Markus Florian Oertel
Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Neurosurgery

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Intermediate Care Unit
  • Head of Neurotraumatology
  • Vice Director of Functional Neurosurgery


  • Neurotraumatology
  • Spinal neurosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery


Tel. +41 44 255 86 87

Other competencies

  • Neurointensive medicine
  • General neurosurgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Oncologic neurosurgery
  • Pain and spasticity therapy
  • Senior Consultant at the Clinic for Neurosurgery
  • Laser Safety Officer Clinic for Neurosurgery
  • Employees Center for Movement Disorders and Functional Neurosurgery
2019 Clinical Observership (Prof. Dr. med. U. W. Thomale)
Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Charité Virchow Clinic Berlin (DE)
2018 Visiting Clinician Program (Prof. Dr. med. S. F. Danish)
Department of Neurological Surgery
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick NJ (USA)
Since 2018 Consultant (Prof. Dr. med. N. Krayenbühl)
Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery
University Children’s Hospital Zurich (CH)
Since 2017 Attending Physician (Prof. Dr. med. L. Regli)
Head of Neurotraumatology
Head of the Neurosurgical Intermediate Care Unit
Deputy Head of Functional Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery. University Hospital Zurich (CH)
2014 Clinical Observership (Prof. Dr. med. T. Z. Aziz)
Department of Neurological Surgery
John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford (UK)
2012 – 2013 Young Neurosurgeons` Training Program
Medtronic`s European Training and Education Center Tolochenaz (CH)
John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford (UK)
Hadassah University Hospital Jerusalem (IL)
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Queen Square London (UK)
2011 – 2017 Attending Physician (Prof. Dr. med. A. Raabe)
Head of pain and spasticity therapy
Deputy Head of Neurointensive Medicine
Deputy Head of Epilepsy Surgery, Radiosurgery
Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
University Clinic for Neurosurgery
Inselspital Bern (CH)
2010 – 2011 Attending Physician (Prof. Dr. med. H. R. Clusmann)
Department of Neurosurgery
University Hospital Aachen (DE)
2008 Clinical Fellowship (Prof. Dr. med. R. Rossaint)
Clinic for Operative Intensive Care Medicine
University Hospital Aachen (DE)
2000 – 2010 Resident, Attending Physician (Prof. Dr. med. J. M. Gilsbach)
Department of Neurosurgery
University Hospital Aachen (DE)

Most important memberships

  • American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
  • German Society for Neurosurgery (DGNC)
  • German Society for Neurointensive and Emergency Medicine (DGNI)
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN)
  • Swiss Society for Neurosurgery (SGNC)
  • Swiss Federation of Clinical Neuro-Societies (SFCNS)
  • Swiss Movement Disorders Society (SMDS)
  • Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management (SSIPM)
  • Association of Swiss Physicians (FMH)
  • Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society (WEDNS)
  • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
  • World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN)

Research focus

  • Neurooncology
  • Neurotraumatology
  • Neurointensive medicine
  • Spinal neurosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery


Further training and additional qualifications

  • Neurosurgery (FMH, ÄKNo)
  • Interventional pain therapy (SSIPM)
  • CRM simulation instructor (USZ, InPASS)
  • Specialized neurosurgical oncology (DGNC)
  • Interdisciplinary spinal surgery (SGNC, SO)
  • Specialized neurosurgical intensive care medicine (ÄKNo)
  • Radiation protection expertise (PSI)