Portrait Michael Messerli

Michael Messerli
PD Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Nuclear Medicine


  • Multimodal oncological imaging
  • Thoracic imaging
  • Research group: Hybrid and molecular tumor imaging


Tel. +41 43 253 88 03

Other competencies

Clinical and academic expertise in the entire field of multimodal oncological imaging using nuclear medicine methods (e.g. FDG PET/CT) and radiological methods (e.g. computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging).


05/2021 Venia Legendi (Privatdozent, PD), University of Zurich
2021 Specialist in nuclear medicine (FMH)
Since 2019 Attending Physician, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich
2019 Specialist in radiology (FMH)
2016-2019 Resident, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich
2012-2016 Resident, Department of Radiology, Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
2011 State examination, University of Zurich

Most important memberships

  • Member of the Swiss Society of Radiology (SGR)
  • Member of the Swiss Society of Nuclear Medicine (SGNM)
  • Member of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)
  • Member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH)

Research focus

Clinical research in all areas of multimodal oncological imaging (PET, CT and MRI) with a focus on improving the diagnostic and prognostic value of the methods.


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  • Since February 2019: Lecturer ETH – Department of Physics, “Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Physicists II”
  • 2016: Cum Laude Award for best oral presentation, The European Society of Thoracic Imaging, Krakow, “Computer-aided detection (CAD) of solid pulmonary nodules in chest x-ray equivalent ultralow dose chest CT – first in-vivo results at dose levels of 0.13 mSv”