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Prof. Dr. med. Thomas M. Kessler

Thomas M. Kessler
Clinical position
Chief of Neurourology
Academic position
Professor, Extraordinarius ad personam for Neurourology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich

Functional Urology

German, English, French

Academic career

  • 2018: Appointment as Extraordinarius ad personam for Neurourology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich
  • 2017: Appointment as clinical professor
  • 2017_ Venia legendi in paraplegia, urology in particular, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich
  • 2010: Venia docendi (habilitation, assistant professor) in Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern
  • 2000: MD degree, University of Bern
  • 1994-2000: Medical studies at the Universities of Fribourg, Lausanne and Bern


  • 2008: Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU)
  • 2008: Neurourology (Prof. C. J. Fowler), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2004: Neurourology (Prof. H. Madersbacher), University Hospital Innsbruck
  • 2003 - 2007: Urology (Prof. U. E. Studer), Inselspital, University of Bern
  • 2001 - 2002: Surgery, Sursee Hospital and Zofingen Hospital


  • EAU: European Board of Urology
  • FMCH: Foederatio Medicorum Chirurgicorum Helvetica
  • FMH: Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum
  • ICS: International Continence Society
  • INUS: International Neuro-Urology Society
  • SCF: Swiss Continence Foundation
  • SGU: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Urologie
  • SSSNM: Swiss Society for Sacral Neuromodulation
  • ZNZ: Zentrum für Neurowissenschaften Zürich (Neuroscience Center Zurich)

Disclosure of outside professional activities and interests (Link UZH)

  • Since January 2019 International Neuro-Urology Society, Bern, Switzerland, Functions: Management board, Treasurer
  • August 2015 - January 2019 International Neuro-Urology Society, Bern, Switzerland, Functions: Management board, Vice president
  • Since January 2012 Swiss Society for Sacral Neuromodulation, Zurich, Switzerland, Functions: Management board, President
  • Since April 2011 Swiss Continence Foundation, Bern, Switzerland, Functions: Board of trustees, President

Scientific projects and research funds awarded

  • Neurogenic urinary tract, sexual and bowel dysfunction
  • Neuromodulation for treating lower urinary tract dysfunction
  • Supraspinal control of lower urinary tract function in patients with neurogenic and non-neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Effects of deep brain stimulation on the lower urinary tract
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in neurourology

Reviewer and editorial board activities

  • BJU International
  • European Urology
  • Journal of Urology
  • Neurourology and Urodynamics
  • Spinal Cord
  • Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Wings for Life


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