Portrait Naomi Ruth Shepherd

Naomi Ruth Shepherd
Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine


  • Affective disorders
  • Trauma-related disorders
  • Transcultural psychiatry


Tel. +41 44 255 97 00


2022 Attending Physician, Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, USZ
2022 Specialist in the Transcultural Outpatient Clinic of the Psychiatric Institute Outpatient Clinic, Center for Psychiatry in Emmendingen (D)
2022 Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
2019 PhD on the topic: “Attention in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: EyeTracking and functional Magnetic Imaging Study of Saccadic Eye Movements”, supervised by PD Dr. med. Christoph Müller-Pfeiffer, USZ
2018 – 2022 Resident, Center for Psychiatry Emmendingen (D), areas: Geriatric psychiatry, psychotherapy and acute psychiatry
2016 – 2017 Resident, Neurology, Hanau Clinic (D)
2016 State examination in human medicine (University of Zurich)
2011 Master of Arts – major subject: English Language and Literature, minor subject: History (University of Bern)

Most important memberships

DGPPN German Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology
DGPT German Society for Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Depth Psychology


Christian Ineichen, Naomi R. Shepherd, Oğuzkan Sürücü. Understanding the Effects and Adverse Reactions of Deep Brain Stimulation: Is It Time for a Paradigm Shift Toward a Focus on Heterogenous Biophysical Tissue Properties Instead of Electrode Design Only?. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2018, Nov.

Svantje Tauber, Beatrice A. Lauber, Katrin Paulsen, Liliana E. Layer,
Martin Lehmann, Swantje Hauschild, Naomi R. Shepherd, Jennifer
Polzer, Jürgen Segerer, Cora S. Thiel, Oliver Ullrich. Cytoskeletal stability and metabolic alterations in primary human macrophages in long-term microgravity. PLOS ONE. 2017, April.