Portrait Silvia Ulrich

Silvia Ulrich
Prof. Dr. med.

Director of Department, Department of Pulmonology


  • Head of Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Head of Dyspnea Clinic


Tel. +41 43 253 43 36

Other competencies

  • Right heart catheterization at rest and under stress
  • Comprehensive diagnostics and complex therapies for all forms of pulmonary hypertension
  • Acute and chronic pulmonary embolism including chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
  • Specialized lung function and ergometric assessment methods
  • Altitude medicine including altitude simulation testing
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Osler’s disease


Since 05.2020 Professor ad personam, University of Zurich
05.2018 Honorary Professor, Kyrgyz State University
09.2016 Titular Professor, University of Zurich
since 2011 Head of the Clinic for Pneumology, University Hospital Zurich
12.2010 Certificate of advanced studies in business administration, University of Zurich
01.2010 Privatdozentin (Habilitation), University of Zurich
2009 Certificate of Professional Skills in Emergency Medicine
02.2007 Specialist in pulmonary diseases FMH
since 2007 Senior Physician for Internal Medicine and Pneumology, University Hospital Zurich
06.2003 Specialist in internal medicine FMH
1999 Certificate of professional skills for abdominal ultrasound
1998 Doctorate in Medicine, University of Bern
1997 Medical state examination
1990 Matura type B and E (Ancient Languages and Economics, 1990)

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Skylab Foundation (since 2016)
  • Pulmonary vascular research institute (since 2014)
  • Swiss Society of Emergency Medicine (since 2009)
  • Swiss Respiratory Society (since 2007)
  • European Respiratory Society (since 2006)
  • American Thoracic Society (since 2006)
  • Swiss Society of Pulmonary Hypertension (since 2005)
  • Swiss Society for Ultrasonography in Medicine (since 2005)
  • Swiss Society of Internal Medicine (since 2003)

Research focus

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • High-altitude physiology and medicine
  • Sleep apnea diagnostics and therapy


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  • Co-founder of the Swiss-Kyrgyz High Altitude Medicine and Research Initiative


Tel. +41 44 255 22 20

International patients

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54

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