Portrait Bettina Schreiner

Bettina Schreiner
PD Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Neurology

Other functions at USZ

  • Vice Head of Neuromuscular Center ENMG Department of Neurology


  • Inflammatory/ neuromuscular diseases
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis


Tel. +41 44 255 55 20

Other competencies

  • Electroneuromyography certificate (SGKN)
  • Certificate of competence in electroencephalography (SGKN)
  • Lesions of peripheral nerves and their ultrasound diagnosis
  • “Clinical Trial Management (CAS, Certificate of Advanced Studies)
  • Head of post-Covid consultation hours
  • Head of Consultation for Inflammatory Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Medical Leadership (CAS)


Since 2019 Deputy Head, Neuromuscular and ENMG Consultation at the University Hospital in Zurich
Since 2016 Attending Physician in Neurology at the University Hospital in Zurich
2016 Habilitation in neurology, specializing in neuroimmunology, University of Zurich
2012 – 2015 Senior Assistant at the Institute for Exp. Immunology, University of Zurich and in Neurology at the University Hospital in Zurich
2008 – 2011 Resident in neurology at the University Hospital in Zurich and in the Department of Psychiatry/ Acute and Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Zurich
2004 – 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dep. of Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
2004 Research stay at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Canada
2002 – 2008 Resident in neurology at the University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Association of Swiss Assistant and Senior Physicians (VSAO)
  • Swiss Neurological Society (SNS)
  • Zurich Neurological Society
  • Swiss Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (SGKN)
  • EAN Scientific Panel Muscle and NMJ disorders

Research focus

  • Study leader of the project “High-dimensional Profiling of Immune Cell Populations in Neuromuscular Diseases with Specific Focus on Cytokines” (NeuroMyoCyTOF)
  • Association with the Institute of Experimental Immunology, UZH (Prof. Becher)
  • Collaborations among others
    • with the Department of Thoracic Surgery, USZ (study on myasthenia biomarkers)
    • with the Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich (Dr. Latorre; study on inflammatory neuropathies/Guillain-Barré syndrome)
  • The role of glial cells in the pathogenesis of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases