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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