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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)


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Nikola Biller-Andorno, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil.
Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)
University of Zurich
Phone: +41 44 634 40 80



Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Nikola Biller-Andorno, MHBA, directs the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics. She leads the UZH Center for Medical Humanities as well as the PhD program “Biomedical Ethics and Law”. Biller-Andorno is a member of both the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences and the Swiss National Research Council and serves as Vice-President of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University Hospital Zurich. A Past-President of the International Association of Bioethics, she is currently active as board member of the European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics and of DIPEx International. She held a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship and Visiting Professorship at Harvard University (2012-14) as well as a Fellowship at the Collegium Helveticum (2016-20), the joint Institute of Advance Studies of UZH, ETH Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts. In 2018, she obtained a Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA). Since 2021 Nikola Biller-Andorno is Vice Dean Innovation and Digitalization of the UZH Medical Faculty.