Portrait Silke Anny Martine Michaelis

Silke Anny Martine Michaelis
Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Obstetrics


  • Specialist title Fetomaternal Medicine, D
  • External cephalic version
  • Invasive and non-invasive prenatal diagnostics, DEGUM II and recertification (2017), D


Tel. +41 44 255 11 11

Other competencies

  • Tutor der SGUM-GG
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gyneacologists. FRCOG, London, UK
  • Certificate of competence of the SGUM-GG,CH
  • Diplôme interuniversitaire médecine foetale (Université René Descartes, Paris,F)
  • Special further training in special obstetrics and perinatal medicine (Berlin Medical Association, D)Specialist in gynecology and obstetrics (Berlin Medical Association, D)
  • Diplômes Immunologie gèneralle et Immunologie approfondie, Insitut Pasteur, Paris,F
  • Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gyneacologists, MRCOG, London,UK
  • British Diploma of Family Planning
  • Teaching at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich


Since January 2019 Attending Physician, Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zurich
2018/2019 Practice, Biel
2015 – 2017 Chief physician for obstetrics at Biel Hospital Center
2011 – 2015 Attending Physician for Obstetrics, Klinikum Hallerwiese, Nuremberg (Prenatal Center level I),
Prof. F. Kainer
2004 – 2010 Residen, Attending Physician and Head Attending Physician, Campus Steglitz, Charité, Berlin, Prof. Dudenhausen
2002 – 2003 Research activities Institut Curie, Paris/ Institt Pasteur, Paris
1997 – 2001 Resident in Gynecology and Obstetrics NHS London and Glasgow, UK
1996 – 1997 Resident in surgery and internal medicine, Aberdeen and Glasgow, UK
1997 License to practice medicine, Saarland University, D
1988 – 1995 Study of human medicine, Saarland University, D
1988 European Baccalaureate, European School Luxembourg,L

Most important memberships

  • DEGUM German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
  • SGGG Swiss Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • DGGG German Society for Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • AFMM Academy of Fetomaternal Medicine of the SGGG
  • DGPM German Society for Perinatal Medicine
  • FRCOG Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


  • German
  • French
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

1. Planned Cesarean or planned vaginal delivery for twins: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Zafarmand MH, Goossens SMTA, Tajik P, Bossuyt PMM, Asztalos EV, Gardener GJ, Willan AR, Roumen FJME, Mol BW, Barrett YFR; Twin Birth Study Collaborative Group.Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Oct 31.

2. Maternal outcomes at 3 months after planned caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for twin pregnancies in the Twin Birth Study: a randomised controlled trial. Hutton EK, Hannah ME, Ross S, Joseph KS, Ohlsson A, Asztalos EV, Willan AR, Allen AC, Armson BA, Gafni A, Mangoff K, Sanchez JJ, Barrett JF; Twin Birth Study Collaborative Group. BJOG. 2015 Nov;122(12):1653-62

3. A randomized trial of planned cesarean or vaginal delivery for twin pregnancy. Barrett JF, Hannah ME, Hutton EK, Willan AR, Allen AC, Armson BA, Gafni A, Joseph KS, Mason D, Ohlsson A, Ross S, Sanchez JJ, Asztalos EV; Twin Birth Study Collaborative Group.N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 3;369(14):1295-305.

4. Impact of intrapartal ultrasound to assess fetal head position and station on the type of obstetrical interventions at full cervical dilatation. Dückelmann AM, Michaelis SA, Bamberg C, Dudenhausen JW, Kalache KD. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 May;25(5):484-8.

5. Primary pneumococcal peritonitis in pregnancy. Weizsaecker K, Michaelis S, Dudenhausen JW. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2010 Jun;23(6):576-7. 4.

6. Measurement of fetal head descent using the ‘angle of progression’ on transperineal ultrasound imaging is reliable regardless of fetal head station or ultrasound expertise. Dückelmann AM, Bamberg C, Michaelis SA, Lange J, Nonnenmacher A, Dudenhausen JW, Kalache KD. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb;35(2):216-22.

7. Transperineal ultrasound imaging in prolonged second stage of labor with occipitoanterior presenting fetuses: how well does the ‘angle of progression’ predict the mode of delivery? Kalache KD, Dückelmann AM, Michaelis SA, Lange J, Cichon G, Dudenhausen JW.Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar;33(3):326-30.

8.Grum, A., Michaelis, S. Die lebensbedrohliche gynäkologische und geburtshilfliche Blutung. Notfall Rettungsmed 12, 507 (2009).

9. Ets-1 is up-regulated together with its target gene products matrix metalloproteinase-2 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in atypical and anaplastic meningiomas. Okuducu AF, Zils U, Michaelis SA, Michaelides S, von Deimling A. Histopathology. 2006 Jun;48(7):836-45.

10. Increased expression of avian erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog 1 in World Health Organization grade 1 meningiomas is associated with an elevated risk of recurrence and is correlated with the expression of its target genes matrix metalloproteinase-2 and MMP-9.
Okuducu AF, Zils U, Michaelis SA, Mawrin C, von Deimling A.Cancer. 2006 Sep 15;107(6):1365-72.

11. The transcription factor Ets-1 is expressed in human amniochorionic membranes and is upregulated in term and preterm premature rupture of membranes. Michaelis SA, Okuducu AF, Sarioglu NM, von Deimling A, Dudenhausen JW. J Perinat Med. 2005;33(4):314-9. doi: 10.1515/JPM.2005.056.

12. Scholl SM, Michaelis S, McDermott R. Gene Therapy Applications to Cancer Treatment. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2003;2003(1):35-47.

Book contribution
Silke AM Michaelis, Karim K Kalche: Chapter 25: Biliary malformations. In Coppel Obstetric Imaging. Saunders. 2010, 2017

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