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PD Dr. med. Yvonne Achermann

Head physician, Clinic for Internal Medicine

Spital Zollikerberg
Klinik für Innere Medizin
Trichtenhauserstrasse 20
8125 Zollikerberg

Specialist title

Specialist in general internal medicine
Specialist in infectiology and hospital hygiene
Specialising in infection prevention and control in the healthcare sector

Work Focus

  • General infectiology
  • Hospital hygiene
  • Orthopaedic infections
  • Tick-borne diseases

Career Path

  • Since 2022
    Consultant physician for orthopaedic infections, Schulthess Klinik
  • Since 2021
    Head of Internal Medicine and Infectiology, Zollikerberg Hospital
  • Since 2015
    Head of a research group at the University Hospital Zurich (topic: photodynamic therapy for the prevention and treatment of prosthesis infections)
  • 2015 - 2021
    Senior physician, Clinic for Infectiology and Hospital Hygiene, University Hospital Zurich, consultant physician at Balgrist Orthopaedic University Hospital and Schulthess Clinic, Zurich
  • 2016
    Venia legendi (habilitation) Clinic for Infectiology and Hospital Hygiene, University Hospital Zurich
  • 2012 - 2014
    Research assistant (SNF Fellowship), Biofilm Research Laboratory of Prof Shirtliff, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
  • 2012
    Specialist in infectiology (FMH)
  • 2009 - 2012
    Assistant physician, Clinic for Infectiology and Hospital Hygiene, University Hospital Zurich
  • 2009
    Specialist in internal medicine
  • 2008 - 2009
    Junior doctor, Infectiology, Cantonal Hospital Zug
  • 2006 - 2008
    Resident, Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Zug
  • 2005 - 2006
    Resident, Neurology, EPI, Swiss Epilepsy Centre, Zurich
  • 2004 - 2005
    Resident, Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Nidwalden, Stans
  • 1997 - 2003
    Study of human medicine, University of Zurich


  • Country Delegate of European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS)
  • Treasurer and active member in ESCMID study group for implant-associated infections (ESGIAI)
  • Expert group on infections of the Swiss Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Centre for applied biotechnology and molecular methods (CABMM)
  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • Swiss Society for Infectiology (SGINF)
  • Swiss Society of Internal Medicine (SGIM)
  • European society of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases (ESCMID)
  • Association of Swiss Assistant and Senior Physicians (VSAO)
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)