Michael Fried, MD

Professor and chairman of gastroenterology and hepatology

The gastroenterology and hepatology division of the University Hospital Zurich is a key academic centre offering the whole range of diagnostic and therapeutic options in gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr Fried provides services including diagnostic endoscopic procedures, such as gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endosonography and ultrasonography; functional tests such as breath tests; interventional endoscopic techniques including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), mucosectomy for early mucosal cancer, and radioablation for tumours of the oesophagus, the liver and the bile ducts. Research performed by the division has included viral hepatitis, functional problems and inflammatory bowel diseases, and is funded by major grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation and other major funding organizations.