Portrait Muriel Danièle Elhai

Muriel Danièle Elhai
PD Dr. Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Rheumatology


  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Collagenoses
  • Systemic diseases


Tel. +41 44 255 26 87

Other competencies

  • Research areas: systemic sclerosis, fibrosis, synovial fibroblasts
  • Expertise: scRNAseq, functional fibroblasts analysis, patient involvement in research, registry analysis, capillary microscopy, lip biopsy


Medical pathway:

Since 2021 Attending Physician, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich
2020-2021 Resident, Deparment of Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich
2014-2018 Attending Physician, Department of Rheumatology, Hôpital Cochin, Paris, France
2007-2014 Resident, Paris, France
2013 Specialist FMH for Rheumatology

Academic path:

2018-2020 Post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Experimental Rheumatology, University Hospital Zurich
2015-2018 Post-doctoral researcher Genetics of the immune system and chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases, INSERM U1016, Cochin Institute, Paris
2015 Doctor of Natural Sciences (PhD) (Dr. sc. nat), Paris, France
2012 Doctoral thesis (Dr. med) at the University of Paris V, France
2001-2007 Medical studies, University of Paris, France

Most important memberships

  • EUSTAR (European Scleroderma Trials and Research)
  • EMEUNET (the emerging eular network at EULAR)

Research focus

  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Fibrosis
  • Synovial fibroblasts