Private Lecturer Dr med. Jean-Pierre Gutzwiller

Born June 14, 1965

Medical Specialist in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Lecturer at the University of Basel

Core Competencies

Consultation Hours

  • Examination/treatment of heartburn (reflux disease)
  • Examination/treatment of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Diagnosis of food intolerances (gluten, lactose, fructose intolerance and malabsorption, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Examination/treatment of chronic liver diseases (such as hepatitis B and hepatitis C)
  • Diagnosis of disorders of the rectum (proctology)

Medical Examinations/Surgeries

  • Endoscopy of the stomach and duodenum (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • Treatment of oesophagal varices (varice banding)
  • Endoscopy of the large intestine (colonoscopy) including removal of polyps (polypectomy)
  • Dilation of the oesophagus/large intestine (bougienage)
  • Endoluminal vacuum therapy
  • Abdominal ultrasonography (including contrast-enhanced ultrasound )
  • Liver biopsies (sonographically controlled)
  • Functional diagnosis of the oesophagus and the rectum
  • Oesophageal manometry, anorectal manometry, and impedance-pH monitoring

Specialist Literature

Assessment of clinical trials including statistical evaluation
Reviewer of various international professional journals

Ausbildung und Werdegang

2008 - 2011 Co-chief physician in internal medicine at Hospital Zofingen
Seit 2006 Research collaboration with the department of clinical nutrition at Hospital Inselspital Bern
Seit 2004 Research collaboration at the University of Basel
2006 - 2008 Gastroenterological practice, Bülach
2005 Awarded the venia docendi at the University of Basel
2005 Research visit Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich
2002 – 2004 Training as medical specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Basel
2002 Master of Public Health (inter-university programme Bern, Basel, Zurich, with stay at London Hygiene School)
1999-2005 Senior physician in internal medicine at hospitals in Schwyz, Wolhusen, and Zofingen
1999 Medical specialist in internal medicine
1998-1999  Assistant physician in nephrology at Cantonal Hospital Aarau
1995-1997 Assistant physician in internal medicine at Cantonal Hospital Aarau
1994 Assistant physician in internal medicine at Hospital Wil
1993 Assistant surgeon at Cantonal Hospital Olten
1992 Dissertation
1991 Swiss state examination
1985-1991 Study of human medicine at the University of Basel



Swiss Gastroenterological Association (SGG)
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
Swiss Society of Clinical Nutrition (GESKES)
Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine (SSGIM)


German, English, French, and Spanish

Awards and List of Publications


  • Research Promotion Prize from the Swiss Gastroenterological/Hepatological Association 1999
  • Poster presentation at UEGW 2002 Geneva (Young Investigator Award)
  • Nutrition Award from the Swiss Gastroenterological/Hepatological Association 2004
  • Pfizer Research Award 2005
  • Werner Fekl Research Award for Clinical Nutrition (Pfrimmer Nutricia) 2005

Reviewer at international trade journals

  • European Journal of Endocrinology
  • Nephrology, Dialysis Transplantation
  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
  • BMC Obesity
  • Neurogastroenterology and Motility
  • Digestion
  • American Journal of Physiology