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Fellowship at USZ – Department of Traumatology

​We highly support and encourage international exchanges for students and for physicians at the University Hospital Zurich, Department of Traumatology and hosts numerous international fellows per year.

The city of Zurich

Zurich offers first-rate culture, shopping and dining experiences. You can easily reach the nearby picturesque Swiss alpine landscape by train or car. The University Hospital Zurich (USZ) is a 15-minute taxi ride away from Zurich Airport.

University Hospital of Zurich

Located in the heart of Zurich, the University Hospital offers easy commuting options to all districts and nearby townships. Whether it is by car, tram, or bike, the infrastructure of Zurich is superb and allows visitors to navigate the city effortlessly. The hospital campus is directly connected to most research and technology facilities, while additional laboratories are located 30min on the outskirts of Zurich. Within its 44 departments and institutes, the hospital employs 7,800 personnel responsible for the care and treatment of patients, support and maintenance, and scientific advancement. More than 572,000 outpatient and 41,000 inpatient treatments were conducted in 2016.

Department of Traumatology

The Department of Traumatology is led by Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Christoph Pape, and specializes in the acute care of trauma patients and applies an exceptionally high focus on research for new treatment options. The department of Traumatology treats close to 3000 inpatient cases. The team is composed of 14 leading trauma experts and 25 resident surgeons, who all focus on various specialized interests in the field of trauma surgery, ranging from polytrauma, upper and lower extremities, spinal and pelvic injuries, and sport injuries.


Accommodations are available offsite and booked privately by the visiting fellows. We are in contact with various short and long term providers and are happy to assist with housing arrangements. The fellowship coordinator will assist in finding suitable accommodation and overall organization of the fellowship.

Clinical Education Team

Hans-Christoph Pape, Prof. Dr. med.

Klinikdirektor, Klinik für Traumatologie
Zentrumsleiter, Wirbelsäulenzentrum

Spezialgebiete: Traumatologie , Polytrauma, Becken, Hüftgelenk
Tel. +41 44 255 27 55

Gerrolt Nico Jukema, Prof. Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt, Stv. Klinikdirektor (Klinik), Klinik für Traumatologie
Leiter Polytrauma/untere Extremität, Klinik für Traumatologie

Spezialgebiete: Intraartikuläre Frakturen der unteren Extremität (Gelenkbrüche), Behandlung von chronische Knochen und (Weichteil-) Infektionen: Osteomyelitis , Pseudarthrosen / Anwendung von Ilizarov Technik, Sterile medizinische Maden Therapie (Lucilia Sericata) bei ernsthaften (posttraumatischen) Infektionen
Tel. +41 44 255 23 99

Florin Allemann eMBA HSG, PD Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt, Stv. Klinikdirektor (Tarife/Weiterbildung), Klinik für Traumatologie
Leiter Obere Extremität und Sport, Klinik für Traumatologie

Spezialgebiete: Obere Extremität, Sportverletzung, Knie
Tel. +41 44 255 23 99

Thomas Rauer, Dr. med.

Oberarzt, Klinik für Traumatologie
Team Sporttraumatologie, Klinik für Traumatologie

Spezialgebiete: Sporttraumatologie, Verletzung des Kniegelenkes
Tel. +41 44 255 11 11

Christian Hierholzer, Prof. Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt, Stv. Klinikdirektor (Lehre), Klinik für Traumatologie
Leiter Alterstraumatologie (ATZ), Klinik für Traumatologie

Spezialgebiete: Alterstraumatologie, Osteosynthese der langen Röhrenknochen, Pseudarthrosen (Heilungsstörung am Knochen)
Tel. +41 44 255 23 99

Valentin Neuhaus, Prof. Dr. med.

Leitender Arzt, Stv. Klinikdirektor (Koordination ambulantes Operieren), Klinik für Traumatologie
Leiter Akute Traumatologie, Klinik für Traumatologie

Spezialgebiete: Polytrauma- und Schockraum-Management, Frakturbehandlung, Behandlung von Körperhöhlenverletzungen
Tel. +41 44 255 23 99


Please address your first request to our fellowship coordinator