Prof. Dr. med. Christian Ruef

Specialist in
Infectology
General Internal Medicine
Languages
German, French, English

Core competencies

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

Professional career

1999 - 2011
Head of the National Reference Center Zurich for monitoring of occupational exposures and infections after accidental exposures to blood
1998 - 2011
Konsiliarius for clinical infectious diseases at the Orthopaedic University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich
1997 - 2011
Deputy Clinic Director and responsible for the infectiological consultation service at the University Hospital Zurich, Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich
1996 - 2011
Senior Consultant, Head of Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich
1994 - 2011
Director of Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich
2010
Border chief physician at Zurich Airport on behalf of the BAG (previously deputy chief physician border)
2009
Extraordinary district physician for the entire canton of Zurich
2002
Professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich
2000
Specialist in Infectious Diseases
1995 - 1996
Head of Research, Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich
1992 - 1996
Senior Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich
1991 - 1990
Chef de Clinique Scientifique (Scientific chief physician), Départment de Pédiatrie et dividing the Mala infectieuses, Hôpital Cantonal Universitaire de Genève
1987 - 1990
Fellow, Infectious Diseases Section, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (USA)
Between 01.07.1988 and 31.12.1990: Attending Physician at the West Haven VA Hospital
1990
Associate Investigator, Veterans Administration Medical Center, West Haven, CT (USA)
Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (USA)
1985 - 1987
Resident, Department of Medicine, Kantonsspital Schaffhausen
1984 - 1985
Resident (Medical Assistant), Department of Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA (USA)
1983 - 1984
Intern (Medical Assistant), Department of Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA (USA)
1983
Medical Assistant, Institute for Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich

Memberships and partnerships

  • Ärztegesellschaft des Kantons Zurich
  • Schweizer Ärztegesellschaft (FMH)
  • Schweizer Gesellschaft für Infektiologie
  • Schweizer Gesellschaft für Spitalhygiene
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • European Study Group for Nosocomial Infections (ESGNI) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disaeses

Publications & videos

Events & lectures