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Infectious diseases and hospital hygiene

Infectious diseases and hospital hygiene led by Prof. Dr. med. Ilker Uçkay specializes in the prevention, treatment, and research of orthopedic infections.

Expertise and services offered

  • Infections of the musculoskeletal system (infections in implants and prostheses, infections of the bones, and infections in the diabetic foot)
  • Advice and care for patients regarding various problems related to infection
  • Advice and assistance for treating physicians regarding various problems related to infection
  • Working together with the Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Hygiene of the Zurich University Hospital (USZ)
  • Working together with septic (infection) surgery at Balgrist University Hospital

Responsibilities

We monitor, record and treat infections but we are also active in prevention. The team consists of a specialist in infectious diseases (100%), an expert in infection prevention and hospital hygiene (100%), and two qualified nurses (each 20%) responsible for monitoring and recording postoperative infections. The team is regularly supported by various infectious disease specialists from the Zurich University Hospital and the Department of Internal Medicine at Balgrist University Hospital.

Contact


Prof. Dr. med. Ilker Uçkay
Head of Infectiology

+41 44 386 37 05
EMail

Team

Ludwig Steinwender
Specialist Hospital Hygiene
Ludwig Steinwender
Denise Baumgartner
Nursing specialist, study nurse
Denise Baumgartner
Regula Steiner
Study nurse
Regula Steiner
Nadja Bragatto-Hess
Hospital Hygiene
Nadja Bragatto-Hess