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Thomas M. Kessler
Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas M. Kessler

Head Physician Neuro-Urology
German, English, French

Academic position

Professor, Extraordinarius ad personam for Neurourology of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich


Functional Urology

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)

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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