Prof. Dr. med Christian Baumann

Senior Leading Physician
Sleep and Movement Disorders Units
Department of Neurology
University Hospital Zurich

Associate Professor of Neurology
Lead HMZ Flagship «SleepLoop»
University of Zurich

Christian R. Baumann, MD, is Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich. He obtained his MD in 1998 (University of Zurich) and started research in the field of sleep-wake medicine in 2003, under the mentorship of Prof. Claudio Bassetti. Ever since, he learned and worked in the Clinical Sleep Laboratory at the University Hospital Zurich, in the Animal Sleep Laboratory at the University of Zurich (Prof. Irene Tobler), in the Animal Sleep Research Facility of Prof. Mehdi Tafti (University of Geneva), and in the group of Prof. Thomas Scammell (Boston).

Since 2009, he leads the Sleep Medicine Unit and the Unit of Movement Disorders in the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Zurich. In addition, he co-leads the Animals Sleep Laboratory in the same department, together with Dr. Daniela Noain. He is a neurologist performing clinical, human basic and animal sleep-wake research, and his group works in a bidirectional translational setup. The key interests of the group concern the relationship between sleep and brain disease, the hypersomnias, and the development of novel technologies for sleep diagnosis and treatment. He led a large interdisciplinary research project at the University of Zurich, together with Prof. Hans-Peter Landolt, and is currently co-director of a Hochschulmedizin Flagship Project (SleepLoop) of the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, together with Prof. Reto Huber and Prof. Walter Karlen.