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.

Jennifer Scotti Gerber (EOC)

YSN president

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!

Emmanuelle Landmann (KS Graubünden)

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 (Yverdon-les-Bains)

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, Charité Berlin)

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.

Matthias Diebold (AKH Wien/USB)

I love nephrology because it combines specialization with a broad understanding of medicine, allowing us to be well-rounded physicians. The physiology makes it intellectually stimulating and fascinating. Furthermore, being able to support and care for patients throughout the various stages of their kidney disease fosters deep and meaningful patient-doctor connections, which I find incredibly rewarding.

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.

Christian Kuhn (KS St. Gallen)

Who knew that a curiosity about how the body filters two liters of soda would lead me to nephrology? Now, I'm completely captivated by this field. I love nephrology because it combines the complexity of kidney function with the joy of never running out of things to learn. And it’s the one specialty where ‘going with the flow’ isn’t just a metaphor—it’s a requirement!