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Professor Dr. med. Michael Fried

Head of Gastroenterology Practice

Professor Dr. med. Michael Fried

Michael Fried has served as Professor and Clinic Director at the clinic for gastroenterology and hepatology at the University Hospital Zurich since 1994, and also served for many years as head of the department of internal medicine and director of the new medical department of abdominal metabolism (AST). The world-renowned specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology completed his training at the hospitals of Munich-Erding, the cantonal hospital of St. Gallen, the University Hospital Basel, as well as at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Prof. Fried has been working for over 30 years at university hospitals. Before being hired by the University Hospital Zurich, he worked at the gastroenterological clinic of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).

Prof. Fried is a broadly trained specialist with extensive clinical expertise in the entire field of gastroenterology and hepatology. He specialises in diseases of the stomach, the various cancers of the gastro-intestinal tract, as well as the entire spectrum of functional bowel disorders. As an accomplished interventionalist, he offers a comprehensive portfolio of endoscopic examination methods ranging from gastroscopies to colonoscopies.

Prof. Fried is recognised around the world for his academic work and is a member of numerous committees including the World Gastroenterology Organisation, the American College of Gastroenterology, the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and the American Gastroenterological Association. He is also active in Switzerland, for example, as long-time President of the Zurich University Medical Directors Association, as well as in the management committees of IBSnet and the SwissNGM. Prof. Fried has published about 800 scientific papers and reviews. He has also been honoured with numerous awards such as the Prix Giuliani and the Ludwig-Demling Award. Together with Professor Thomas Lüscher, he founded the first international Double Check centre of Switzerland in 2010.

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