Prof. Dr. med. Jürg Grünenfelder

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Specialist in Vascular Surgery Cardiac and Thoracic FMH

Director, Specialist in Cardiac surgery

Languages: Schweizer-Deutsch, Deutsch, English, Italiano

Prof. Dr. Jürg Grünenfelder is a specialist in cardiac surgery at Heart Clinic Hirslanden and has many years of successful experience in the entire field of cardiac surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive valve surgery and catheter-based valve interventions.


Our team consists of internationally recognized specialists offering the entire spectrum of modern cardiac medicine. This includes the comprehensive consultation, work-up, and treatment, inpatient or outpatient, depending on the indication. We work closely with your referring physicians to achieve the best possible outcome. Our outpatient clinic is located within the walls of the famous Hirslanden Clinic, where we treat stationary patients regardless of their class of insurance. Interdisciplinarity is our big strength. We are composed of eight specialists all of which have a very broad knowledge in the field of cardiovascular medicine, but more over each one is a true specialist with a precise field of expertise. This provides the best means to achieve perfect outcomes. This collaboration is based on a collaboration stemming from many years of collaborating at the university hospital of Zurich where the eight specialists have learnt to function as a team.


  • Minimally invasive heart valve surgery (aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair / replacement without opening of the chest)
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
  • Robot-assisted bypass surgery
  • Catheter-based valve implantation
  • Aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Closure of atrial septum defects
  • Pacemaker / ICD implantation and electrode explantation
  • Thoracoscopic ablation for atrial fibrillation, and closure of the left atrial appendage


HerzKlinik Hirslanden

Witellikerstrasse 40

8032 Zürich

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Accessible by wheelchair

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  • 2014 - Chefarzt, Leiter und Partner der HerzKlinik Hirslanden
  • 2008 - 2013 Leitender Arzt, Klinik für Herz- und Gefässchirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich (Prof. Weder, Prof. Falk)
  • 2002 - 2008 Oberarzt, Klinik für Herz- und Gefässchirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich (Prof. Turina, Prof. Genoni)
  • 2001 - 2002 Herz- und Gefässchirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich (Prof. Turina)
  • 1999 - 2000 Research Fellow, Cardiac Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford (USA)
  • 1997 - 1999 Allgemeine Chirurgie, Herz-und Gefässchirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich (Prof. Largiadèr, Prof. Turina)
  • 1996 - 1997 Clinical Fellowship, Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (USA)
  • 1995 - 1996 Clinical Fellowship, Cardiac Pathology, Children’s Hospital, Boston (USA)
  • 1994 - 1995 Herz- und Gefässchirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich (Prof. Turina)
  • 1993 - 1994 Allgemeine Chirurgie, Pflegerinnenschule Zürich (Dr. Dolder)


  • 2001 - Titularprofessur für Herz- und thorakaler Gefässchirurgie (Universität Zürich)
  • 2004 - Herz- und thorakale Gefässchirurgie (FMH)
  • 2004 - Habilitation (Universität Zürich)
  • 1993 - ECFMG (Amerikanisches Staatsexamen)
  • 1986 - 1992 Medizinstudium Universität Zürich mit Staatsexamen


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Ich führte vor der Herzoperation zwei längere Gespräche mit Herr Dr. Grünenfelder. Seine sympathisc... Continue reading