YSN Team

Do you want to join the other 46 YSN members or become a YSN board representative? Apply online on the SSN website and include your CV. The membership is opened to young physicians (up to 40 years of age) with completed state examination or academics with an interest in nephrology. See the official YSN Reglement (De) for all the formal regulations.

In order to get to know you, your needs, and expectations about YSN do nto hesitate to approach us directly at the Clinics or contact us at young@swissnephrology.ch.

In 2021, we conducted a Survey among our members regarding their professional life and expectations of YSN - please explore the results here.

Board representatives

The group of YSN is represented by 6 to 8 board representatives, who ideally work in the different language areas of Switzerland with some showing more clinical and others more research interests. The current board is represented by seven young nephrologists from different parts of Switzerland. We vote a president and a co-president every two years — the president has a vote at the yearly SSN General Assembly.

Seraina von Moos (USZ)

I love nephrology! A specialty that requires humanity in long term patient care, curiosity to solve the electrolyte problems and perseverance when treating refractory glomerulonephritis.

Emmanuelle Landmann (King's College London/USB)

Nephrology is fascinating due to the complexity of the organ, the interplay with the immune system in numerous clinical pictures as well as the comprehensive care of patients.

Sarah Rosset-Zufferey (CHUV)

From the physiopathology of electrolytes and blood volume to the management of acute and chronic diseases, from accompanying the patient through extrarenal replacement therapy to transplantation or setting up palliative care: nephrology provides the holistic approach that I was looking for in medicine. It is a professional but also a personal challenge, which makes our job really exciting.

Elena Rho (USZ)

My favourite things in nephrology:
1. Taking care of my patients over a long period of time and developing with them a relationship.
2. Teaching what I have learned so far and asking about what I don’t know yet.

3. Looking at urine in the microscope.
4. Doing research with my colleagues
5. It’s always fascinating

Manuel Anderegg (Inselspital)

Nephrology is internal medicine «plus». It allows the satisfaction of treating patients for a long time and building relationships with patients, while working in a complex, diverse and often challenging specialty. This makes Nephrology a perfect specialty for the curious, yet empathic minds interested in a broad spectrum of disease.

Nora Schwotzer (CHUV)

Three good reasons why I love nephrology: 1) Never boring: wide range of clinical problems that need good understanding of physiopathology and scientific evidence; 2) rewarding patient care: we follow our patients all the way through their kidney pathway, from CKD to dialysis to transplantation and sometimes even end of life. 3) Working together: nephrologists collaborate with lots of disciplines, from ICU to surgery to internal medicine and many more.

Dusan Harmacek (USZ)

Nephrology is complex. You get a bit of everything - complicated clinical cases, technical challenge with dialysis machines, everyday work with transplant patients. It is not easy, but rewarding.

Lena Berchtold (HUG)

Nephrology provides an intellectually stimulating and challenging working environment. I love taking care of male, female, young and old patients who I will care for over very long periods of time. There are also a lot of teaching and research opportunities.

Jennifer Scotti Gerber (EOC)

I love nephrology because it confronts me with a broad spectrum of clinical situations, from the fit patient after kidney transplantation to the sickest patient on the ICU. In nephrology, you take care of your patients from A to Z, including clinical, pathophysiological, relational and ethical aspects. It never gets boring!