Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Claudia Kell

Specialist in nephrology and internal medicine, member of FMH

Areas of specialisation (2)

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Hospital (1)

Toblerstrasse 51
8044 Zürich
Mittwoch-Freitag, 9.00-17.00 Uhr

Work Experience

since 2019

Physician at Privatklinik Bethanien

2005 - 2018

Physician, Nieren- und Dialysezentrum Dr. Kell AG; consultant, Spital Männedorf; attending physician, Klinik Hirslanden
Consultation surgery, Ärztezentrum Rappjmed, Rapperswil 

2000 - 2005

Clinical lead, Nephrology, Klinik im Park, Zürich

1999 - 2000

Senior physician, Nephrology/internal medicine, Spital Zollikerberg Zürich

1996 - 1998

Senior physician, Medical department, Spital Grenchen Solothurn


Air rescue service REGA, Zürich-Kloten


  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin, SGIM
  • Swiss Society of Nephrology, SGN
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin, SGUM



Certificate of qualification in ultrasound and laboratory practice


Specialism in nephrology


Specialism in internal medicine

1991 - 1994

Training in internal medicine, Kantonsspital Luzern


Doctorate, Faculty of Medicine, Zürich: “Antihypertensive therapy with ACE inhibitor Lisinopril in patients with limited kidney function”

1988 - 1990

Training in nephrology, Universitätsspital Zürich

1984 - 1987

Training in internal medicine, Pflegerinnenschule Zürich, Stadtspital Triemli Zürich

1982 - 1983

Psychiatric training, Klinik Will St. Gallen; Klinik Embrach Zürich

1974 - 1981

Degree in Human Medicine in Zürich


  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases
    • Blood and urine diagnostics
    • Ultrasound tests
  • Diagnosis and treatment of systemic diseases and glomerulonephritis
    • Outpatient kidney biopsies using ultrasound
    • Supportive treatment
    • Introduction of potentially necessary immunosuppressive treatment
  • Comprehensive assessment of hypertension including renal artery doppler
  • Diagnosis and treatment of electrolyte and acid-based disorders
  • Diagnosis and prevention of cardiorenal syndrome
  • Kidney transplant assessment and post-transplant treatment
    • Assessment of kidney donors
  • Outpatient and inpatient predialysis care
    • Preparation for chronic kidney replacement procedure (haemodialysis/ peritoneal dialysis)
    • Vascular mapping before the shunt system with existing need for dialysis
    • Shunt doppler with need for dialysis
    • Insertion of temporary dialysis catheter
  • Metabolic assessment and metaphylaxis in the event of stones
  • Diagnosis and treatment of recurrent chronic urinary tract infections
  • Outpatient preparation for prevention of contrast-Induced nephropathy

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