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Research The basis for continuous improvement

The scientific work carried out by the Teaching, Research and Development department supports the clinic’s departments and thus helps improve patient care. Our research work is continuously providing new insights into the treatment of orthopaedic patients and reinforcing Schulthess Klinik’s international reputation as a centre of excellence.

Clinical research

Clinical research is the methodical search for generalisable scientific knowledge. The subjects of these studies range from causes, prevention, diagnoses, treatment and epidemiology of problems with a person’s physical or psychological health.

There are two ways to compile study data: recording it in a register or collecting it in clinical studies. A register documents the health-related personal data collected routinely in daily clinical practice, while clinical studies, also known as clinical trials, are research projects involving people being given a treatment and investigating the effects of that treatment on the health of the human body.

Schulthess Klinik

Schulthess Klinik
Lengghalde 2
8008 Zürich

Teaching, Research and Development

Our research specialists

Dr. Vincent Stadelmann Spezialist Forschung

Vincent Stadelmann, PhD

Head of Research Group Lower Extremities
PD Dr. Anne Mannion Spezialistin Forschung

PD Dr. Anne Mannion, PhD

Scientific Consultant Spine Surgery and Neurosurgery
Dr. Laurent Audigé Spezialist Forschung

Prof. Dr. Laurent Audigé, DVM PhD

Head of Research Group Upper Extremities and Hand Surgery
Dr. Nicola Maffiuletti Spezialist Forschung

PD Dr. Nicola A. Maffiuletti, PhD

Head of Research Group Human Performance Lab
Prof. Jiri Dvorak

Prof. Dr. med. Jiří Dvořák

Consultant to the board / Neurology, Spine Unit
Dave O'Riordan Spezialist Forschung

Dave O’Riordan, BSc

Administrative Head of Research Group Spine Surgery and Neurosurgery
Dr. Mario Bizzini Spezialist Forschung

Dr. Mario Bizzini, PhD

Research Associate Human Performance Lab
Dr. sc. Renate List Spezialistin Forschung

Dr. sc. ETH Renate List

Research Associate Human Performance Lab
Dr. phil. Miriam Marks Spezialistin Forschung

Dr. phil. Miriam Marks, PhD

Research Associate Upper Extremities and Hand Surgery
Alex Marzel Spezialist Forschung

Dr. sc. nat. Alex Marzel

Research Associate Upper Extremities and Hand Surgery
Julia Item Spezialistin Forschung

Julia Item, MSc ETH

Department Head Research Management
Dr. Melissa Wilhelmi Spezialistin Forschung

Dr. Melissa Wilhelmi, PhD

Research Associate Research Management

Publications and Partnerships



This is where you will find a list of the most important publications in peer-reviewed journals by Schulthess Klinik staff.
For further literature research, we recommend the online database PubMed, which contains an extensive range of material from a variety of authors on different medical topics.



We make a difference with top-class medical services, a humane approach and innovation, along with a strong network consisting of over 60 Swiss and international cooperation partners from practice and science.


Latest news


CapFlex finger joint prosthesis now in use in Australia

Developed at Schulthess Klinik, the CapFlex prosthesis is now also approved for use in Australia and is available to hand surgeons across the country. The prosthesis can be used to treat conditions such as severe osteoarthritis of the interphalangeal joint.


JHSE Editors' Award goes to a study of our hand surgery for the second time in a row


What effect do concomitant diseases have on the outcome of prosthetic hip surgery?


When tissue ossifies around the hip prosthesis