​​​​​The eight directorates coordinate the departmental and trans-sectoral interests of the University Hospital Zurich. Together with the Hospital Executive Board Staff the directorates provide the internal services for the entire University Hospital.

Medical Office

The Medical Office focuses on the following areas: collaborations and alliances, highly specialized medicine and hospital lists, medical planning (AEF), medical centers and promotion of career planning for doctors.

Organizational chart (PDF, German)


Professor Jürg Hodler, MD MBA
Medical Director

Professor Walter Weder, MD
Medical Co-director and Director of Department of Thoracic Surgery

Jörk Volbracht, MD MBA
Head of Medical Controlling

Dr. med. Alfred Bollinger
Head of Medical Statistics and Coding

PD Christiane Brockes, MD
Head of UHZ Online Consulting / Clinical Telemedicine


University Hospital Zurich
Ärztliche Direktion
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel +41 44 255 86 48
Fax +41 44 255 89 95

Research and Education Office

The Research and Education Office is accountable for all research and teaching activities at the UHZ and oversees communication and collaboration with the University of Zurich.

The objective of research and development is to improve patient quality of life. The UHZ transfers the findings from research more quickly and effectively than its competitors. Innovations from research and development cement the University Hospital's leading role in selected areas.


Professor Gabriela Senti, MD
Executive Director Research and Education



University Hospital Zurich
Direktion Forschung und Lehre
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zürich

Tel +41 43 253 01 10​

Nursing and Allied Health Professions Office

The Nursing and Allied Health Professions Office is responsible for the nursing profession as well as medico-technical and medico-therapeutic professionals.

Further information

Finance Office

The Finance Office's services provide financial security, transparency and bases for decision-making, and ensure the financial flexibility of the University Hospital Zurich.

To achieve these objectives, the following fiscal principles are observed:

  1. Independence (capital structure, property and real estate, free cash flow)
  2. Security (financial risk management, internal controls, compliance)
  3. Flexibility (financing, equity capitalization)
  4. Profitability (EBIT margin, income and cost management, investment accounting, financial planning)
  5. Liquidity (operating cash flow, net working capital)
  6. Transparency and image (reporting, internal/external communication, public relations)

About 150 employees work daily to achieve their objectives. They are organized into the six areas: management (including staff positions for the internal control system, internal and external audits, processes and projects and financing), patient admissions, tariffs and invoicing, financial accounting services, remuneration accounting services and controlling.

Organizational chart (PDF, German)


Hugo Keune
Chief Financial Officer


University Hospital Zurich
Direktion Finanzen
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel +41 44 255 11 11

For questions regarding invoices

University Hospital Zurich
Direktion Finanzen
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 30 60
Fax +41 44 255 89 75

Human Resources Management

The Human Resources Management ensures that all staff processes run smoothly, with about 75 employees devoted to recruitment, HR consulting, HR development, further education and more. It is also responsible for payroll and staff administration for over 8,000 hospital employees, assisting and advising supervisors with regards to management duties and providing the necessary HR data.

Over 50 internal and around 30 external employees look after the children at the UHZ's three separate kindergartens, ensuring employees enjoy an excellent work life balance.

Organizational chart (PDF, German)


Rolf Curschellas
Executive Director Human Resources Management

Monika Plüss
Head of Recruitment, HR Marketing & Vocational Education

Mia Meyer
Head HR Business Partner​

Jessica Grossmann
Head of HR Service Center

Hella Kotrubczik
Head of HR Development & Further Education

Sandra Wittmer
Head of Directorate Staff​


University Hospital Zurich
Direktion HRM
Schmelzbergstrasse 24
8091 Zurich

Tel + 41 44 255 10 10

Facility Management

The Facility Management is divided into procurement, catering, hospitality, logistics and reception, security and environment and technical services.

Further information

Corporate Real Estate Management

​As the owner representative, the Corporate Real Estate Management ensures the timely provision and operation of buildings and medical technology required by clinics and institutes. It is responsible for the property management process. About 45 employees are in charge of the management and maintenance of USZ properties and the planning of its infrastructure including replacements, renovations and new buildings.

Management Team

Maria Åström
Executive Director Corporate Real Estate Management

Daniel Batzlen
Head of Portfolio Management

Jens Diele
Head of USZ – The Circle

Dr. Eugen Schröder

Reto Baumann
Head of Space Management

Oliver Lanter
Head of Projects


University Hospital Zurich
Corporate Real Estate Management
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich
ICT Office

The services provided by the ICT Office support the University Hospital Zurich's business processes. It ensures that the IT infrastructure and systems are available and operational each day and provides support to UHZ employees. The ICT Office's projects make a significant contribution to improving the safety and quality of patient care and increasing the efficiency of the University Hospital Zurich.

About 150 employees and 10 apprentices work in four areas:

  • ICT management
  • ICT project and process management
  • ICT application/services
  • ICT operations


Martin Matter
Director ICT


University Hospital Zurich
Direktion ICT
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Hospital Executive Board Staff

Head of the Hospital Executive Board Staff

JD David Chaksad
Tel. +41 44 255 28 00

Staff departments

Fabio Feubli
Digital Services
Tel. +41 44 255 13 42

Francesca Giuliani DSc
Quality management and Patient Safety
Tel. +41 44 255 20 02

Sahit Kerhanaj
Multi-project Management
Tel. +41 44 255 43 71

Barbara Beccaro
Corporate Communications
Tel. +41 44 255 86 20

Peter Obrist lic. iur.
Head of Executive Office
Tel +41 44 255 88 44

Florian Rajki
Tel. +41 44 255 93 87

Johannes Theler Dr. iur.
Head of Legal Department
Tel. +41 44 255 97 87


University Hospital Zurich
Daniela Parletta / Susanna Murer
Raemistrasse 100​
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 28 00
Fax +41 44 255 44 90