Portrait Sarah Lavinia Florence Schiebler

Sarah Lavinia Florence Schiebler
Dr. med.

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


  • Somnologist-Expert in Sleep Medicine (ESRS)
  • Special consultation for sleep disorders and chronic fatigue
  • Special consultation for anxiety disorders and somatoform dizziness


Tel. +41 44 255 52 80

Other competencies

  • Outpatient group therapies
  • Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Interdisciplinary focus on psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Psychotraumatology
  • Focus on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry


2021 Interdisciplinary focus on psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine SAPPM
2020 Focus on consultation and liaison psychiatry (FMH)
Since 2017 Attending Physician, Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, USZ
2017 FMH specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy
2015-2017 Resident, University Clinic for Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Psychiatric Services (UPD) Bern AG
2013-2015 Resident, Polyclinic and Crisis Intervention Center, University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, UPD Bern
2012-2013 Resident, Inpatient Services, Lucerne Clinic, Lucerne Psychiatry
2011 Resident, Department of Neurosurgery, USZ
2011 Doctorate, University of Hamburg
2010 State examination and license to practice human medicine
2009-2010 Practical year at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; Lucerne Cantonal Hospital; National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London
2004-2010 Study of human medicine, University of Hamburg

Degrees & further training

2021-2023 Certificate “Qualification Program Clinical Research in Psychosomatics” of the University Hospitals Heidelberg, Hamburg, Munich, Tübingen and Berlin (DKPM)
2022 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Medical Leadership (CAS), University of Zurich
2022 Certificate of competence in sleep medicine, Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology (SGSSC)
2021 Expert – Somnologist in Sleep medicine, European Sleep Research Society (ESRS)
2021 Certificate of Advanced Studies UZH in Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Medicine
2016-2018 Diploma of Advanced Studies in Psychotraumatology (DAS), University of Zurich
2018 Hypnotherapist (Master), TMI Munich (anxiety, burnout, depression, pain, trauma)
2013-2017 Diploma postgraduate training (SGPP) WeBe+ psychotherapy/cognitive behavioral therapy, Bern
2012-2015 Postgraduate training in psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy, Freud Institute Zurich


  • Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMH)
  • Association of Swiss Assistant and Senior Physicians (VSAO), Zurich Section
  • The Center of Competence Sleep & Health Zurich (SHZ), University of Zurich
  • Swiss Academy for Psychosomatic and Psychosocial Medicine SAPPM
  • Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology

Research focus

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fatigue as a consequence of Covid-19
  • Sleep and movement disorders in mental illnesses
  • Psychotraumatology
  • Hypnosis for mental and psychosomatic illnesses


Invited lectures

  • “Insomnia: diagnostics and treatment for family medicine”, ZAIM MediDays Zurich, 29.8.2023
  • “Chronic fatigue syndrome – an interdisciplinary treatment”, 32nd scientific seminar of the Diabetology & Endocrinology core group, Flüeli-Ranft, 19.8.2023
  • “Current aspects of the differential diagnosis of chronic fatigue”, Iron Academy Zurich, 15.06.2023
  • “Nightmare insomnia – the treatment of chronic insomnia”, 26.01.2023, VZI Winter Symposium, University of Zurich
  • “MRI data on adult ADHD with sleep disorders”, online members’ conference, Swiss ADHD Society, 18.03.2022
  • “Fatigue and insomnia as post-Covid symptoms”, 20th Zurich Sleep Medicine Symposium, 02.09.2021, Kunsthaus Zurich
  • “Sleep disorders and substance abuse/dependence”, further training curriculum of the Klinik Im Hasel Akademie, 01.09.2021
  • “Chronic fatigue syndrome and post-COVID-19 syndrome”, Journal Club of the Department of Neurology, 31.08.2021, University Hospital Zurich
  • “Fatigue after COVID-19”, online compact training for practice – from the USZ, 18.03.2021,University Hospital Zurich
  • “Interdisciplinary clarification of chronic fatigue: coping with and possible consequences of COVID-19 infection”, 10th Selo symposium, 18.11.2020
  • “Chronic insomnia in theory and practice”, 19th Zurich Sleep Medicine Symposium, 04.04.2019, Careum Auditorium 2, University of Zurich