Portrait Esther Irene Schwarz,

Esther Irene Schwarz,
PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Vice Director of Department, Department of Pulmonology

Specialties

  • Head of Sleep Medicine

Contact

Tel. +41 44 255 38 28
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Other competencies

  • Respiratory physiology and pathophysiology
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Respiratory muscle weakness (e.g. ALS, Duchenne)
  • Invasive ventilation

Career

11.2022 Vice Director, Senior Attending Physician, Head of the Department of Sleep Medicine and Ventilation, Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Laboratory, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
02.2022 Senior Attending Physician, Head of the Department of Sleep Medicine and Ventilation, Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Laboratory, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
02.2021-01.2022 Attending Physician with extended responsibilities, Head of the Department of Sleep Medicine and Ventilation, Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Laboratory, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
07.2019 – 01.2021 Attending Physician, Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Laboratory, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
10.2017 – 06.2019 Research fellow at the Lane Fox Respiratory Unit and Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Fundation Trust, London, UK
02.2017 – 09.2017 Fellow, Department of Pulmonology and Center for Pulmonary Hypertension, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
02.2013 – 06.2014 & 08.2015 Resident, Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Laboratory, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
10.2009 – 01.2017 Resident in Pathology, Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine, Cardiology and Pneumology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Society of Pneumology (SGP)
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • British Thoracic Society (BTS)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology (SSSSC)
  • European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)
  • Sleep & Health Competence Center, University of Zurich

Research focus

  • Cardiovascular and metabolic consequences of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Pathophysiology of chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure
  • Outcomes with long-term ventilation
  • Respiratory failure in neuromuscular diseases
  • Therapeutic effects of positive pressure therapy

Publications

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Further

  • FMH Pneumology, FMH Internal Medicine
  • Certificate of Competence in Sleep Medicine (SSSSC), Somnologist – Expert in Sleep Medicine (ESRS)
  • Doctor of Medicine (PhD), University of Zurich
  • Venia legendi (habilitation) of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, Privatdozentin for Pneumology