Portrait Simon Jakob Schreiner

Simon Jakob Schreiner
Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Neurology

Other functions at USZ

  • Head of Sleep Medicine Department Department of Neurology


  • Sleep Medicine
  • Cognitive neurology
  • Parkinson's


Tel. +41 44 255 55 11

Other competencies

  • Diagnosis and treatment of sleep-wake disorders
  • Early detection of Parkinson’s disease, dementia
  • Treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dementia
  • Certificate of Competence in Sleep Medicine (SGSSC)
  • Certificate of competence EEG (SGKN)


Since 2023 Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich
2021-2022 Resident, Internal Medicine, Bülach Hospital
2020-2021 Study physician, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich
2015-2020 Resident, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich
2015 Fellowship, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer Disease & the Aging Brain
Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, USA
2013-2015 50% Assistant doctor, Memory Clinic, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich
2013-2015 50% Study physician, Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM), University of Zurich
2012-2013 Resident, Gerontopsychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich
2006-2012 Medical studies at Charité Berlin (DE), New York University (US), Medical University of Innsbruck (AT), University of Edinburgh (GB)

Most important memberships

  • ISTAART – Alzheimer’s Association
  • ESRS – European Sleep Research Society
  • SNG – Swiss Neurological Society
  • SHZ – Center of Competence Sleep & Health Zurich, University of Zurich
  • SGKN – Swiss Society for Clinical Neurophysiology
  • SGSSC – Swiss Society for Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology

Research focus

  • Sleep
  • Biomarkers
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Clinical studies
  • Non-drug sleep modulation (www.sleeploop.ch)


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