​​​​​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 Directorate at the USZ performs the following strategic and operational tasks:

  • Collaborations and alliances
  • highly specialized medicine and hospital lists
  • medical planning (AEF)
  • medical centers
  • promotion of medical education and continuing training
  • securing the stationary income

Organizational chart (PDF, German)


Professor Jürg Hodler, MD MBA
Medical Director

Professor Pietro Giovanoli, MD
Medical Co-director and Director of Department of Thoracic Surgery

Jörk Volbracht, MD MBA
Head of Medical Office
Head of Medical Controlling & Statistics
a.i. Head of Medical Informatics

Dr. oec. publ. Julia Hillebrandt
Head of Business Development

Rudolf Moos, MD
Head of Data Management
Deputy Head of Medical Controlling
Deputy Head of Medical Office

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


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)

Organizational chart (PDF, German)


Hugo Keune
Vice President of the Hospital Executive Board, Chief Financial Officer

Reto Hahn
Head Financial Controlling

Cornelia von Künsberg
Head Financial Accounting

Sandra Capeder
Head Patient Administration Services

Kim Starzacher
Head Pricing & Patient Billing

René Jappert
Head Administrative Applications

Alexandra Gattolliat 
Head Internal Control System & Revisions

Adrian Hasler
Head Treasury / Transactions


University Hospital Zurich
Direktion Finanzen
Rämistrasse 100
CH-8091 Zurich

Tel +41 44 255 11 11

For questions regarding invoices issued by our Hospital

University Hospital Zurich
Direktion Finanzen
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 28 98

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

Mia Meyer
Head HR Consulting

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, corporate security and technical services.

Further information

Corporate Real Estate Management

​The Corporate Real Estate Management with its approximately 60 employees has the following tasks:

  • It provides the infrastructure for university hospital operations optimally and economically.
  • It supports the strategic objectives of the UHZ through the development and further development of programme planning, strategic portfolio management and strategic space planning in coordination with asset management and investment controlling (both Finance Directorate).
  • It initiates, plans and implements operational and strategic construction projects.
  • It ensures operational space management and property management for all UHZ rooms and spaces at all locations.

Organizational chart (PDF, German)

Management Team

Dr.-Ing. Eugen Schröder
Executive Director Corporate Real Estate Management

Jens Diele
Head of Operational Real Estate / Construction Project Management

Daniela Knobel
Head of Strategic construction planning

Nils Eichbaum
Head of Strategic construction projects

Jacqueline Keller
Head of Controlling

Rosario Mannino
Head of Department Projekt Manager Office


University Hospital Zurich
Corporate Real Estate Management
Gladbachstrasse 80
8091 Zurich
ICT Office

The services provided by the ICT Office support the University Hospital Zurich's business processes. It ensures the highest availability of the IT infrastructure and its systems and provides support for the UHZ employees. With the implementation of information technology projects, the ICT Directorate makes a significant contribution to increasing the safety and quality of patient care and raises the efficiency and profitability of the UHZ on a sustained basis. Approximately 180 employees and trainees are organized in four areas.

ICT applications & services

The two divisions administrative and medical applications & services are responsible for the implementation, operation and further development of all specific software solutions. Our employees record user needs and carry out adjustments independently or with the support of software suppliers. The comprehensive life cycle management of the ICT applications is based on the UHZ strategy and focuses on technically high-quality and sustainable solutions.

Organizational chart (PDF, German)


Guru Sivaraman
Direktor ICT

Corsin Guntern
Bereichsleiter ICT Steuerung

Reto Nussbaum
Bereichsleiter ICT Operations

Michael Kim
Bereichsleiter ICT Service Desk


University Hospital Zurich
Direktion ICT
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Hospital Executive Board Staff

David Chaksad DavidDavid Chaksad Dr. iur.
Head of Hospital Executive Board Staff
Tel. +41 44 255 28 00



David Chaksad leads the staff of the hospital executive board and, in this function, the staff departments and the management secretariat. In addition, he supports the preparations for the operations of the hospital management and CEO and ensures the connection to the general secretariat of the hospital council. He is responsible for projects at CEO level and can be deployed by committees and committees for the UHZ.

Staff departments

Giuliani Francesca Francesca Giuliani Dr. sc. nat.
Head of Quality Management and Patient Safety
Tel. +41 44 255 20 02



As a multiprofessional team, we contribute to continually improving of the quality and patient safety at the UHZ through our projects, expert contributions and measures. We manage and co-ordinate key initiatives of clinical quality and risk management. In addition, we support and advise our clinics and institutes, which are close to our patiens and provide a considerable part of the quality and risk management themselves.

Alexandra HofmannAlexandra Hofmann
Head of Corporate Development
Tel. +41 43 253 03 35



Corporate Development supports the Hospital Executive Board in matters of strategic development. We oversee the project portfolio as well as advise and support in all aspects of project and process management. By leading strategic initiatives and maintaining a proactive attitude towards trends and market changes, we ensure the outcome and service quality leadership of UHZ, together with all departments, institutes, divisions, and directorates.

Cindy MäderCindy Mäder
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel. +41 44 255 12 81


The team of corporate communications advises and supports the departments, institutes, divisions and directorates of UHZ in all aspects of internal and external communication. A central task is the entire active and reactive media work; The communications officers are also the official media speakers of the UHZ.

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


The Head of Executive Office is responsible for the preparation of executive board meetings and of the record.

Florian RajkiFlorian Rajki
Head of Marketing
Tel. +41 44 255 93 87


Marketing is implementing projects that strengthen the competitive position of the UHZ. We generate market knowledge, which is available for our clinics and projects. We are systematically strengthening the positioning of our umbrella brand "Universitity Hospital Zurich". We support the cooperation with our assignors as important partners. The satisfaction of our international and domestic patients is a great concern for us.

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


The legal service is the central contact point for all legal issues. We work on topics from the specialized areas of medicine law, health law, research law, general contract law, liability law, personnel law and social insurance law, data protection, and sub-licensing law. For patients, the legal service is a point of contact for patient-related issues, in particular for cross-clad files searches and in the case of potential civil liability cases.
For questions of compliance is the Corporate Compliance Officer responsible, who is organisationally assigned to the Hospital Council: Philip Lang lic. iur. can be reached at or on +41 44 255 46 88.


Assistant / Secretary

Daniela Ialeggio ParlettaDaniela Ialeggio Parletta
Head of the Hospital Executive Board Office
+41 44 255 78 00

Daniela Ialeggio is responsible for managing the office of the Hospital Executive Board, ensuring the financial controlling of the staff and the Hospital Executive Board, and organizing and providing support for conferences, projects and events.

Susanna MurerSusanna Murer
Assistant of the Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO
+41 44 255 96 57


Susanna Murer supports the CEO in all administrative and organizational matters.

Liat MüllerLiat Müller
+41 44 253 08 66


Liat Müller is Assistant to the Head of Hospital Executive Board Staff, she is responsible for administrative processes in the professorships of UZH / UHZ, organizes visits for delegations to UHZ and offers support for conferences, projects and events organized by the Hospital Executive Board.

Janine RamaJanine Rama
+41 44 255 87 65


Janine Rama is Assistant of the Head of Hospital Executive Board Staff, organizes visits for delegations to UHZ and offers support for conferences, projects and events organized by the Hospital Executive Board.



University Hospital Zurich
Management Secretariat
Raemistrasse 100​
8091 Zurich

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

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