Division of Pulmonology

Malcolm Kohler MD
Professor and Chair

The Division of Pulmonology has a leading role in high-tech medicine in the field of pulmonary diseases. The division is well-known for the excellent results of its lung transplant program, for the successful use of innovative diagnostic and therapy modalities in sleep apnoea, and for modern treatment concepts in severe forms of chronic obstructive lung disease. In addition, it is known for its leading role in research and education.
The Division of Pulmonology provides a wide variety of clinical services for patients with lung diseases in the outpatient and inpatient section. In addition to the specialised outpatient clinics and wards, the Division of Pulmonology has a modern lung function laboratory, endoscopy rooms, a sleep research laboratory, and other research laboratories. A highly motivated and competent team of specialist physicians, nurses, and laboratory technicians provide medical and nursing services and emphasise comprehensive and individual care. Research focuses on the fields of chronic obstructive lung disease, sleep-related breathing disorders, high altitude medicine, obstructive lung disease, exhaled breath analysis

Areas of Specialization:

  • Lung transplant program
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease, lung emphysema, bronchial asthma
  • Adult cystic fibrosis with transition of adolescent patients
  • Sleep apnea, snoring, sleep disorders
  • Breathing disorders in neuromuscular disease (e.g. muscle dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Respiratory insufficiency/non-invasive ventilation
  • Interstitial lung disease and rare lung diseases (orphan lung diseases)
  • Lung cancer

University Hospital Zurich
Division of Pulmonology
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Phone: +41 (0)44 255 38 28
Fax:     +41 (0)44 255 44 51
Email:  pneumologie@usz.ch