Privatklinik Villa im Park

Prof. Dr. med. Christian Ruef

Consiliary work

Specialist in infectiology and general internal medicine, member of FMH

Languages
DE FR EN
Areas of specialisation (2)

Contact me

Hospital (1)
Praxis für Infektionskrankheiten und Innere Medizin
Schickstrasse 11
8400 Winterthur

Memberships

  • Zurich Canton society of doctors
  • Federation of Swiss doctors (FMH): full member
  • Swiss society for infectious diseases: full member
  • Swiss society for hospital hygiene: full member
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America: corresponding member
  • Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America: full member
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases: full member

Work Experience

since 2017

In-patient and out-patient clinical infectiology and internal medicine duties at Privatklinik Lindberg

since 2012

Infectiology practice at Klinik Hirslanden

2010 - 2012

Senior Consultant at Zurich Airport representing Federal Health Authority (previously Acting Senior Consultant)

2009 - 2012

Special district doctor for Zurich Canton

2002

Honorary professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich

2000

Qualified as infectiologist

1999 - 2011

Head of Zurich national reference centre for monitoring professional exposure and infections following accidental exposure to blood

1998 - 2011

Consultant in clinical infectiology at Balgrist University Hospital Orthopaedic Clinic, Zurich

1997 - 2011

Acting Clinic Director and Head of Consulting Services for Infectiology at Zurich University Hospital, Infectious Disease and Hospital Hygiene Clinic at Zurich University Hospital

1996 - 2011

Medical Director, Head of Hospital Hygiene, Zurich University Hospital

1995

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich

1995 - 1996

Scientific Director, Hospital Hygiene at Zurich University Hospital

1994 - 2011

Head of Hospital Hygiene, Zurich University Hospital

1992

Specialist in internal medicine

1992 - 1996

Consultant, Infectious Disease and Hospital Hygiene Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Zurich University Hospital

1991 - 1992

Scientific medical director, Paediatrics Department and Infectious Diseases Section, Geneva University Canton Hospital

1990

Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (USA)

1990

Associate Investigator, Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT (USA)

1987 - 1990

Fellow, Infectious Diseases Section, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (USA)
Zwischen 1.7.1988 und 31.12.1990: Attending Physician am West Haven VA Hospital

1985 - 1987

Registrar, Medical Department, Schaffhausen Canton Hospital

1984 - 1985

Resident, Department of Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA (USA)

1983

Registrar, Institute for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, Zurich University Hospital

1983 - 1984

Intern, Department of Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA (USA)

Education

2002

Honorary professor

1996

Professorship in the Mechanisms of localised immune response in infectious diseases, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich

1983

Thesis on nephradenoma, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich

1982

Federal medical exam, University of Zurich

Competences

Professor Ruef treats the full range of infectious diseases, specialising in:

  • Diagnosing in-patients and out-patients suffering inflammations or infections of unknown origin
  • Diagnosing and treating patients with Lyme disease or other tick-borne infections
  • Diagnosing and treating patients with complex urinary tract or respiratory tract infections
  • Treating patients with infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • Treating patients with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  • Infectious diseases on return from travel (e.g. malaria and tropical viral or parasitic diseases)
  • In-patient treatment for infections or internal diseases
  • Joint management of in-patients from an infectiology or internal medicine perspective (e.g. following surgery)
  • Pre-operative diagnostics and peri-operative joint management of patients

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