Staff, Collaborators, and Network

International Center for Multimorbidity and Complexity

Core Research and Innovation Staff

Our staff combines extensive knowledge and years of experience in different areas of health research, data analysis, and clinical practice.

Edouard Battegay, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine

Edouard Battegay, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine

Head and Founder of the International Center for Multimorbidity and Complexity in Medicine

Zurich / Basel, Switzerland

  • Internal Medicine
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Multimorbidity
  • Support of Patient Itineraries in Healthcare and Hospitals
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Complex Medical Care
  • Medicine, University Basel, Switzerland with stays in Lausanne, Switzerland and Montreal, Canada
  • Internal Medicine and Research, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland, and Pacific Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA 
  • 2021 – present: Head and Founder of the International Center for Multimorbidity and Complexity in Medicine ICMC, founded in 2021.
  • 2021 – present: Clinical work at the Merian Iselin Klinik in Basel
  • 2020 – present: Owner of IntelliXess AG, a company that supports institutions and individuals in healthcare, Basel Switzerland
  • 2016 – present: Member of several boards of directors, European boards in multimorbidity and digital transformation
  • 2007 – 2020: Head Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2005 – 2007: Head Department Outpatient Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Professor of Outpatient Internal Medicine, University Basel, Switzerland



  • German: Native
  • English, French, Swedish, Hebrew: Advanced
  • Italian, Arabic: Basic
Claudia Hackl-Zuccarella, PhD

Claudia Hackl-Zuccarella, PhD

  • Psychsomatic Medicine and Psychocardiology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Autism Spectrim Disorders
  • Chronic Depression
  • 2016 – 2022: Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy
  • 2012 – 2016: PhD in Psychology, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • 2004 – 2011: MSc in Psychology, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2022 – present: Deputy Director and Psychotherapist, Autism Center Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2021 – present: Head Lab Research, Consultation-Liaison-Psychiatry & Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital Zurich
  • 2020 – 2022: Psychologist, Psychiatrische Praxisgemeinschaft, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2019 – 2021: Psychologist & Researcher, Consultation-Liaison-Psychiatry & Psychosomatic Medicine, University Hospital Zurich
  • 2017 – 2019: Psychologist, Outpatient Clinic for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Medicine, Zurich
  • 2017 – 2018: Psychologist, Rehabilitation Center, Wald, Switzerland
  • 2016 – 2017: Assistant Psychologist, Center of Psychotic Disorders, University Psychiatric Clinics, Basel, Switzerland
  • German : Native
  • Italian : Advanced
  • English : Advanced
Aliki Buhayer, BSc

Aliki Buhayer, BSc

  • Scientific Writing
  • Publishing
  • 1988 – 1991: BSc with Honours in Geography, School of Biology, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 1987 – 1988: Secretarial Diploma, Ecole Lémania, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1984 – 1987: Maturité Fédérale Moderne/Baccalauréat type D, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2018 – present: Scientific Writer, Prism Scientific Sàrl, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2016 – 2018: Marketing & Sales Lead Pulmonology, Vifor Pharma AG, Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland 
  • 2010 – 2016: Brand Manager Immunology Region Central Europe, UCB-Pharma AG, Bulle, Switzerland 
  • 2009 – 2010: Scientific Writer, Department of Ecology, University of Bern, Switzerland 
  • 2001 – 2009: Product Manager, Novartis Pharma Schweiz, Bern, Switzerland 
  • 1997 – 2000: Sales and Marketing Manager, Obtech Medical AG, Baar, Switzerland 
  • 1995 – 1996 Deputy Scientific Editor, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK
  • English: Native
  • French: Native
  • Italian: Advanced
  • German: Fluent
Dana Blatch Armon, MD

Dana Blatch Armon, MD

Senior Research Associate

Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2014-2021: M.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2011-2014: B.Sc. Med in Biomedical Science, Summa Cum Laude, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2020-2021: Medical Internship at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2019-2020: Physician Assistant in the Surgery wing of the Emergency Department at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem
  • 2019-2020: Physician Assistant (student) Internal Medicine, Emergency Department, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem
  • 2012-2019: Research Assistant, Hadassah Medical Center and Medical Neurobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel



  • Hebrew: Native
  • English: Advanced
  • German: Fluent
Hanan Himoni

Hanan Himoni

Full Stack Developer

Jerusalem, Israel

  • Web Development
  • Customer Success Management
  • Technical Project Management







  • 2016 – 2020: BSc Computer Science - Hadassah Academic College, IsraelAWS Certified Cloud Practitioner -AWS Restart Program
  • 2024 – present: Full stack Developer, OutBox LTD, Israel
  • 2020 – 2023: Customer Success Manager, Microsoft, Israel
  • 2019 – 2020: Technical Account Manager, Microsoft, Israel 
  • Arabic: Native
  • Hebrew: Advanced
  • English: Advanced

Organization

Monika Niederberger, MSc

Monika Niederberger, MSc

General Manager

Zurich, Switzerland


  • Business economics
  • Organizational developtment
  • MSc in Organizational development, University of Graz, Austria 2012
  • Graduate hospital expert 2002
  • Diploma in Business Economics AKAD 2000
  • Qualified Nurse AKAP 1978
  • Head of Business Administration, Division Internal Medicine/Oncology, Universitiy Hopital Zürich, 2011 – 2022, retired
  • Clinic manager various clinics, University Hopital of Zürich, 2006 - 2011
  • Head of Controlling, Männedorf Hospital, 1995 - 2006
  • German: Native
  • English: Advanced
  • Spanish: Advanced
  • French: Basic
Deborah Pietropaolo

Deborah Pietropaolo

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Organisational and Administrative Support
  • Corresponding Leadership, Management and Administrative Skills
  • 04/2021 – 06/2025: HWS Widemann School/Odamed, Medical Practice Coordinator & Medical Team Leader, Basel, Switzerland
  • 08/2019 – 01/2020: HWS Widmann School, Medical Practice Assistance, Basel, Switzerland
  • 08/2018 – 07/2019: HWS Widmann School, Medical Secretary H+, Basel, Switzerland
  • 08/2016 – 07/2018: Commercial School KV Basel, Commercial Employee EFZ, Basel, Switzerland
  • 08/2016 – 07/2018: Apprenticeship as Commercial Employee Level B, Department of Justice & Security, Basel, Switzerland
  • 08/2014 – 07/2016: Education Center kvBL, Office Assistant EBA, Liestal, Switzerland
  • 08/2014 – 07/2016: Apprenticeship as Office Assistant Level A, Finance and Church Directorate, Liestal, Switzerland
  • 07/2024 - Present: Head Operations ICMC, Basel, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 01/2024 – Present: Head Medical Practice Assistant Hausarztpraxis, Merian Iselin, Basel, Switzerland
  • 10/2019 – 12/2023: Rotation as a Medical Practice Assistan in different settings: 
    • Merian Iselin Klinik, Basel, Switzerland
    • Swiss Pain Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    • Rheumatology Specialist Assistance, Reha Rheinfelden, Switzerland
    • University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    • Crossklinik AG, Basel, Switzerland
  • 08/2018 – 09/2019: Assistant to the Head of Office (70%), Department of Construction & Traffic, Basel, Switzerland
  • German: Native language
  • English: Fluent
  • French: Basic
  • Italian: Basic
Chiara Inguanta

Chiara Inguanta

Deputy Head Operations, Basel, Switzerland





  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Organisational and Administrative Practice/Office Support
  • 09/2013 – 07/2015 Training as a Medical Assistant, Practice of Dr. Dagmar Straub and Dr. Stefan Burmeister, München, Germany



  • 10/2023 to present, Merian Iselin Klinik, General Practice, Medical Practice Assistant, Basel, Switzerland
  • 10/2021 – 06/2023 Medical Assistant, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brüder, München, Germany
  • 03/2020 – 09/2021 Medical Assistant, Kindergemeinschaftspraxis, München, Germany
  • 01/2020 – 02/2020, Medical Assistant, Schönklinik Rückeninstitut, München, Germany
  • 09/2015 – 12/2019 Medical Assistant, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Brüder, München, Germany
  • German: Native
  • English: Fluent




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