Prof. Dr. med. Urs Dieter Schmid

Specialist in
Line of action
Spine Surgery
German, Italian, English, French


NeuroSpine Zürich
Opening times
Monday to Friday,
from 8:00 to 16:00,
(only on medical assignment)

Core competencies

NeuroSpineZurich - spine interdisciplinary group since 1997

600 to 1,000 new patients are referred to Prof. Schmid’s outpatient clinic every year for examination, some of whom also receive conservative treatment. Together, the two neurosurgeons perform over 400 open spine operations per year at the Hirslanden Klinik Im Park and the Triemli City Hospital.

NeuroSpineZurich is a collaborative interdisciplinary group of medical specialists that was nominally founded in 2016 but which has been active since 1997 years. It focuses on the diagnosis, conservative treatment and neurosurgical and neuro-orthopaedic care of spinal disease. The group is composed of the owner/founder of NeuroSpineZurich (Prof. Urs D. Schmid) and 2 rheumatology colleagues (Dr. Susanne Valentin and Dr. Peter Kremer), a general practitioner (Dr. Gisela Pfister), a neurosurgeon (Dr. Massimo Leonardi) and an orthopaedist (Dr. Jörg Huber).

Spinal surgery

Microsurgery of the entire spine with and without spinal fusion with intraoperative monitoring in tumours, spinal stenosis, herniated disc, instability.

Spinal medicine (non surgical)

Infiltrations, epidural, sacral, facet joint, sacroiliac joint, manual medicine (performed by rheumatologists in Prof. Schmid's practice, in Bellaria House, and by neuroradiologists in the Klinik Im Park).

Neurological diagnosis

of complex gait disorders (brain, spinal cord, spinal cord nerves, peripheral nerves) in Prof. Schmid’s outpatient clinic (in collaboration with internal and external consultant neurologists).

Professional career

Professor of Neurosurgery, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich
Head of Department of Neurosurgery, Triemli City Hospital, Zurich
Neurosurgery Clinic, Klinik Im Park, Zurich
1992 - 1995
Senior Attending Physician of the Department and Head of the Laboratory of Intraoperative Neurophysiology, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Grosshadern Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh PA, USA
1987 - 1989
Senior Physician, Department of Neurosurgery, Inselspital University Hospital, Bern

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

Professor of Neurosurgery, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich
Qualification as Senior Lecturer, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich
Teaching qualification as Dr. med. and Dr. med. habil., Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich
FMH (Swiss Medical Association) Specialist in Neurosurgery
Medical Thesis, University of Berne
State Medical Examination, University of Zurich
1973 - 1995
University studies and professional training
1960 - 1973
Primary School Aesch Zurich and Lyceum Stiftsschule Einsiedeln, Switzerland


NeuroSpine Zürich
Opening times
Monday to Friday,
from 8:00 to 16:00,
(only on medical assignment)

Practices at

Memberships and partnerships

Neurosurgery, Swiss Medical Association (FMH)

Partner at h-care

Publications & videos

Events & lectures