Portrait Nicola Greco

Nicola Greco

Head of Therapy


  • Pulmonary, oncological and cardiological rehabilitation


Tel. +41 43 253 90 89

Other competencies


01.2022 External lecturer at the OST – University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland in the field of internal Organs / Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
01.2017 – 12.2021 Lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in the field of Internal Organs / Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
03.2016 – 12.2016 External lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in the field of internal organs / cardiopulmonary physiotherapy
10.2009 – 10.2014 External lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in the field of hydrothermal therapy


01.2024 Co-Head of Internal Medicine Therapy at the University Hospital Zurich
01.2019 – 12.2023 Employment at the University Hospital Zurich as Head of Therapy Internal Medicine –Pneumology-Oncology
09.2017 – 12.2018 Employment at the University Hospital Zurich as Physiotherapist Internal Medicine – Pneumology-Oncology
08.2011 – 07.2017 Employment at the Cantonal Hospital Winterthur as Clinical Specialist Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy
08.2010 – 08.2011 Deputy Head of Physiotherapy at the Private Clinic Bethanien, Zurich
11.1999 – 08.2011 Employment as physiotherapist at the Privatklinik Bethanien in Zurich
11.1995 – 05.1999 Training as a certified Physiotherapists in Konstanz (DE)

Most important memberships

  • Oncoreha.ch
  • Interest Group Physiotherapy Rehabilitation in Pneumology IGPTR-P
  • Interest Group Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Acute Inpatient Physiotherapy IGPTR-A (founding member)
  • ERS European Respiratory Society
  • ARIR Associazione Riabilitatori dell`Insufficienza Respiratoria


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Third-party funded projects

Cancer Move Continuum Switzerland (CMCS): funding period 2024-2027
Funded by Health Promotion Switzerland Funding amount: CHF 1.14 million

Qualification/further and advanced training

  • 01-02.2020 Clinical Trials Center CTC Good Clinical Practice GCP Course Module 1+2
  • 01. 2017 – 04.2018 CAS “University Didactics” University of Teacher Education Zurich. Scope of study: 10 ECTS
  • 01.2016 One-week internship at the University Hospital Leuven (B) Institute of Pneumology (Prof. Dr. W. Janssens, Prof. T. Troosters, D. Langer PhD)
  • 09.2015 Good Clinical Practice (Investigator/ Subinvestigator), Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen
  • 03.2012 – 10.2014 Master of Science MSc in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy, university course at the Medical University of Graz, Director: Prof. Dr. Maximilian Zach, Prof. Dr. Horst Olschewski, Ass. Prof. Dr. Silvia Hartl, Prof. Dr. Ernst Eber, Scope of study: 120 ECTS
  • 12.2009 – 01.2011 Diploma of Advanced Studies DAS in Exercise and Sports Therapy “Internal Diseases” EHSM
    • Network Sports Studies Switzerland
    • Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen
    • Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport ETH Zurich
    • Institute of Sport and Sport Sciences, University of Basel
    • Institute of Sports Science, University of Bern
    • Ecole d`èducation physique et de sport, Universite` de Geneve
    • Institut des sciences du sport et de l` èducation physique, Universite` de Lausanne
  • Scope of study 20 ECTS
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies CAS in Exercise and Sports Therapy “Mental Illness” EHSM
    • Psychosomatics / Psychiatry: Dr. H. Flury, Dr. P. Bircher
    • Anxiety / depression / burnout / personality disorders: Dr. A. Schmid, Dr. H. Flury
    • Borderline / eating disorders / trauma / transcultural psychosomatics: Dr. P. Bircher, Dr. E. Hindenmann
    • Psychoses / Forensics: Dr. T. Berghändler, Dr. P. Baumgartner, Dr. Markus Kohler,
  • Scope of study: 15 ECTS
  • 11.2007 Physiotherapeutic respiratory therapy for adults, children and infants based on lung auscultation Head: Prof. Guy Postiaux Haute école Charleroi-Europe; Haute école Léonard de Vinci, Parnasse, Bruxelles
  • 06.2006 – 07.2007 Network Sports Studies Switzerland, Diploma of Advanced Studies DAS in Exercise and Sports Therapy “Internal Diseases” EHSM
    • Diabetology: Prof. Dr. P. Diem, Dr. A. Troendle, Dr. C. Morger, Dr. M. Straumann
    • Oncology: Dr. J.M. Lüthi, Dr. A. Thöni, Dr. C. Mengis, scope of study: 20 ECTS, certificate: Cancer sports group leader / DIAfit therapist
  • 10.2004 – 02.2005 Diploma as cardiac therapist SAKR, scope of studies: 5 ECTS
  • 11.2000 – 02.2001 Certificate as a physiotherapist with additional training in pulmonary rehabilitation IGPTR-KP