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Dr. med. Walter O. Frey

Walter O. Frey
Clinical position
Co-Chief and Co-Head University Center for Prevention and Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine


  • Since July 2012, Medical Director of Balgrist Move>Med
  • 2002 foundation of move>med: since 01.02.2004 accredited as an official centre for Swiss Olympic Sports Medicine (move>med, Swiss Olympic Medical Center Zurich). move>med is the sports medicine partner of the City of Zurich Sports Office
  • 1997 - 2001 Head of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Head of the SOMC at the Schulthess Clinic
  • 1994 - 1996 Consultant at the Schulthess Clinic Zurich, establishing the Department of Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine. On 01.03.1996, accreditation as an official centre for Swiss Olympic Sports Medicine (Swiss Olympic Medical Center, Zurich) Establishing and managing the Swiss Olympic Medical Center in Davos
  • 1991 - 1994 Consultant with special responsibilities, Thurgau and Schaffhausen Sanatorium, Davos (Dr B. Villiger)
  • 1991 Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (FMH)
  • 1990 Locum Consultant in the Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Zurich
  • 1988 Dissertation: Wasser- and Elektrolythaushalt bei extremer Ausdauerleistung am Beispiel des Swiss Alpine Marathons in Davos [Water and electrolyte balance in extreme endurance performance, taking the Swiss Alpine Marathon in Davos as an example]
  • 1984 - 1991 Speciality Trainee (Surgery at the Limmattal Hospital: General Internal Medicine at the Cantonal Hospital, Schaffhausen, the Thurgau and Schaffhausen Sanatorium, Davos, Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Zurich, Department of Neurology/Orthopaedics, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich)
  • 1982 State final examinations, Faculty of Medicine, Zurich
  • 1976 Type B Matura [matriculation], Realgymnasium Rämibühl, Zurich
  • Military career: Sports medicine doctor in the Swiss Army since 30.06.98, with rank of colonel Head of the Swiss delegation to the Winter Army World Championships since 1999
  • Sports: retired from the Swiss Students National Alpine Skiing Team in summer 1980

Major sports medicine functions

Team Doctor

  • Ice skating, Bobsleigh, Skiing (women’s Alpine skiing, biathlon), Association of university sports clubs, Floorball, Tennis, Gymnastics, International Floorball Union, Aeroclub
  • Olympics doctor in Nagano 1998, Sydney 2000, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014
  • Winter Universiade doctor in 1997, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 Swiss Alpine Marathon, Davos: 1986 - 1998 Team leader of research project and marathon doctor
  • Sola Stafette, Zurich (11,000 runners), Senior physician since 1991
  • Gigathlon Expo 2002, Senior physician
  • Zurich Marathon, Senior physician 2003 - 2008
  • Silvesterlauf Zurich, 2002 - 2008
  • Doctor for various sports at World and European championships 

Member of the Board

  • Swiss Sports Medicine Association (SGSM)
  • Sportactive Zurich (City of Zurich leisure sports)

Teaching posts

  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Movement Science: medical measures, sports injuries
  • GC Academy: Medicine

Other activities

  • Swiss Journal of Sports Medicine (Editor)
  • Member of the Committee on a new Sports Sciences course at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich
  • Commitment to postgraduate training (SGSM certificate of competence in Sports Medicine)
  • Antidoping: IBU Hearing Panel Member


Opening hours Reception
Monday to Thursday
7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

+41 44 386 52 52
+41 44 386 52 48

Medical secretariat
+41 44 386 52 07
+41 44 386 52 08

Monday to Friday
6.45 a.m.–8.30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Fitness center
Monday to Friday
7 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed until further notice.