COPD, emphysema

One focus of our research involves the detailed investigation of patients with COPD. Of particular interest to us is how the limitations of lung function develop and what impact comorbidities and physical activity have on patients with COPD. A national cohort of COPD patients was formed in connection with these questions and the affected patients were examined annually.

If you suffer from COPD and are interested in participating in a research project, we would be pleased to send you more detailed information. Please feel free to contact us at any time via the address provided.

Current projects

TitleEthical approval numberClinical Trial Registration
​Long-term effects of a 3-month pedometer-based program to enhance physical activity in patients with COPD
​Telehealthcare vs. standard care in COPD - an international randomised controlled trial


Tel +41 44 255 98 15


Professor Malcolm Kohler, MD, Director of Department
Dr Christian Clarenbach, MD, Attending Physician
Noriane Sievi, MSc, Research Assistant
Dario Kohlbrenner, MSc, Doctoral student

Contact address

Department of Pulmonology
Professor Malcolm Kohler, MD
University Hospital Zurich
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Last update: 20.11.2018 | Person responsible:
Professor Malcolm Kohler, MD