Portrait Markus Manz

Markus Manz
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Colorectal and Proctological Surgery
  • Vice Head of Colorectal Tumor Center


  • Leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Plasma cell diseases


Tel. +41 44 255 38 99


Since 2020 Chairman Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich
2018-2020 Chairman Swiss Society of Hematology
Since 2018 Chairman and Director of the Clinic for Medical Oncology and Hematology University Hospital Zurich
Since 2010 Professor with the right to confer a doctorate at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Zurich
Since 2009 Professor/Ordinarius of Hematology at the Faculty of Medicine and Director of Hematology at the University and University Hospital Zurich
2009 Specialist in Hematology (FMH)
2009 Specialist in Internal Medicine (FMH)
2007 Habilitation (Venia Legendi in Internal Medicine), Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen, Germany
2007 Specialist in Hematology and Oncology, Germany/European Union
2006 Specialist in Internal Medicine, Germany/European Union
2002-2009 Research Group Leader, Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Switzerland; Continuing Medical Education in Internal Medicine and Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany, and Swiss-Italian Institute for Oncology (IOSI), Bellinzona
1999-2002 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University
1995-1999 Clinical Training Internal Medicine and Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Tübingen
1996 Dissertation University of Tübingen
1995 State Examination University of Tübingen

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Society for Hematology
  • Association of Swiss Physicians(FMH)
  • Swiss Society of Allergology and Immunology (SSAI)
  • Swiss Stem Cell Network (SSCN)
  • German Society for Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO)
  • European Society of Hematology (EHA)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • International Society of Experimental Hematology (ISEH)
  • Henry Kunkel Society (HKS)
  • Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Foundation (scientific committee)
  • Helmut Horten Foundation (scientific committee)

Research focus

  • Hematopoietic stem cells, hematopoiesis, hematopoietic aging.
  • Hematopoietic stem cell malignancies (AML, MDS, MPN)
  • Immunotherapy of cancer


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