Prof. Dr. med. Christian Ruef

Specialist in infectiology and general internal medicine, member of FMH


Languages

German, French, English

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
1995–1996 Scientific Director, Hospital Hygiene at Zurich University Hospital
1995 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Zurich
1994–2011 Head of Hospital Hygiene, Zurich University Hospital
1992–1996 Consultant, Infectious Disease and Hospital Hygiene Section, Department of Internal Medicine, Zurich University Hospital
1992 Specialist in internal medicine
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)
1983–1984 Intern, Department of Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA (USA)
1983 Registrar, Institute for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, Zurich University Hospital

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

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

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