A warm welcome!
My name is Miriam Burger. As a professional violinist, and musician, I have worked in the creative arts for the past 17 years on various international projects ranging from orchestras to rock-pop bands to the film industry in Zurich, New York, and Los Angeles;
As a physician, I have worked clinically in Vienna and Zurich in the fields of pain therapy, mental health, and global health.
As a sound + music medicine expert, I started out in 2013 and gradually grew extensive knowledge and hands-on experience from internationally established teachers and programs.
My roots are Asian and European, and I grew up in Germany and Austria often spending time in other parts of the world. I have always lived with different cultures, places, and my changing professions. Throughout all of my paths, I have observed how pervasive imbalances are in our society. I and my team strive to create a culture of reconnection, transformation, and conscious growth to promote wellness and sustainable social development in an increasingly complex world.
Find a compact overview of my person and work below.
Clinical & Work Vitae
RESEARCH, Global Health Institute, Geneva
JOURNAL PUBLICATION, first authorship, peer-reviewed original article: Future Strategic Priorities of the Swiss Decentralized Healthcare System: A COVID-19 Case Study
- 2019 - Today
MEDICAL DOCTOR, Lead Sound Medicine & Health Sciences, SDG3 Expert Team Member of World Health Innovation Summit, UK,
- 2016 - 2018
MEDICAL DOCTOR + RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, in Infectious Diseases/Travel Medicine, Department of Public Health and Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- 2016 - 2017
MEDICAL CONSULTANT, Cancer Campaign Film Project, Mediafisch + Swiss Cancer League, Zurich, Switzerland
- 2015 - 2016
MEDICAL DOCTOR, Co-Author & Co-developer of the We Me Academy Program, Interface Marketing, Zug, Switzerland with Patrick K. Magyar
- 2013 - 2015
MEDICAL DOCTOR, Psychiatry & Psychotherapy (Focus Depression and Stress-related mood disorders, brain health and music, CBT-psychotherapy), Clienia Schlössli, Clienia Private Clinics for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Teaching Hospital, Canton Zurich
- 2010 - 2012
CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Pain Therapy, Anesthesiology & Neuroimmunology, with Prof. Dr. Dr. H-G. Kress, AKH Wien, University Hospital of Vienna, Austria. Clinical study on the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate and interleukin-6 in chronic pain; first S1P study in humans.
- 2005 - 2011
CLINICAL INTERN, rotations in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology, Dermatology, Gynecology, Urology, Emergency Medicine, Dentistry, Pathology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Vienna, Austria + Nürnberg, Germany.
NURSING INTERN, Internal Medicine, at Hôpital Charles Foix, Teaching Hospital of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris (Paris VI), France.
RESEARCHER, Global Health Institute, Geneva (read more)
JOURNAL PUBLICATION, first authorship, peer-reviewed original article:
Future Strategic Priorities of the Swiss Decentralized Healthcare System: A COVID-19 Case Study
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN GLOBAL HEALTH, Campus Biotech, University of Geneva, Switzerland
GLOBAL HEALTH DELIVERY Harvard University, Postgraduate Certification 2018 magna cum laude (GPA 3.72*)
in person, admission-based, specialized Global Health program by Harvard Business School, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health; Cambridge/ Boston, USA
- 2010 - 2012
CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Pain Therapy, Anesthesiology & Neuroimmunology, with Prof. Dr. Dr. H-G. Kress, AKH Wien, University Hospital of Vienna, Austria.
Clinical study on the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate and interleukin-6 in chronic pain; first S1P study in humans.: "Sphingosin-1-Phosphat- und Interleukin-6-Plasmaspiegel bei chronischen Schmerzpatienten im Vergleich zu Kontrollgruppen"
- 2005 - 2012
MEDICAL STUDIES & APPROBATION, Graduation thesis summa cum laude (1,0* Austrian grading), Medical University of Vienna, Austria
- 2003 - 2005
DENTISTRY, Propedeutics, University of Vienna, Austria
Extracurricular: Asian Studies (Sino, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Philosophy, Film) University of Vienna, Austria
- 2002 -2003
BIOCHEMISTRY, Guest Student, Freie Univeristät Berlin, Germany
- 2015 - 2016
MUSIC COMPOSITION + THEORY, ZHDK Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
- 1996 - 2002
CONCERT VIOLIN, junior student with Prof. Konstantin Vardeli
Fellowship by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Arts, with "outstanding successes"(24/25, 23/25) at Jugend Musiziert, David-Oistrach Akademie Ingolstadt, Germany
- 1994 - 1996
CONCERT VIOLIN, junior music student at age 10y, with Prof. Oliver Colbentson, Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (Ex-Meistersinger Conservatory), Nuremberg, Germany
VIOLIN, STRING ARRANGEMENTS, SOUND DESIGN
- 2020 - today
SOUND MEDITATIONS, SONIC DESIGN, SOUNDSCAPES, Compositions & Production, Sound And Health, Zurich
- 2015 - 2016
MUSIC COMPOSITION + THEORY, ZHDK, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
- 2005 - today
INDEPENDENT MUSIC PROFESSIONAL, Miriam Eicher (Burger), Vienna, London, NYC, L.A., Zurich (details continue here) for film, commercial, orchestras, concert galas, studio recordings, live events, and substitutes for orchestras. Classical music, singer-songwriting & pop-rock.
- 1996 - 2002
CONCERT VIOLINIST, junior student with Prof. Konstantin Vardeli, David-Oistrach Akademie Ingolstadt, Germany; Fellowship by the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Arts
JUGEND MUSIZIERT Music competitions, Solo Violinist with "outstanding successes"(24/25, 23/25) , regional & federal level
- 1994 - 1996
CONCERT VIOLIN, junior music student at age 10y, with Prof. Oliver Colbentson, Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (formerly Meistersinger Conservatory Nuremberg), Germany
- 1990 - 1994
VIOLIN, aged 5y, Suzuki Method at the Public Music School Fürth (Bavaria), Germany
Sound + Music as Medicine
MUSIC + SALUTOGENESIS + PREVENTION + COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
2012 - 2022 Ongoing
- Mind-Body Medicine Doctor (MBM, Harvard University)
- Sound Healing Expert
- Sound Studio in Zurich "Sound And Health" since 2019
- Sound Medicine Teacher
Lead at the WHIS, UN-collaborating Expert group Sound Medicine & Health Sciences
- Sound & Meditation Teacher
- Neurosomatic Reprogramming
- Medical Doctors' Acupuncture Training, Vienna
- Ayurveda Lifestyle Coach
- Music arranger/composer
- Sound Designer
- Full Professional Violinist (Udo Juergens Orchestra, 21st Century Orchestra, a.o.),
2. instrument Piano
We are embedded in/or an active partner of local and global health stakeholders:
- Primary care, complementary medicine, and specialists in Switzerland and the U.K.
- Yoga Studios, Clinics, Leadership Networks, Public Health Networks
- Concerts For Humanity (U.N.), in 2020
- Vatican Covid-19 Commission Support Team (Italy), in 2020
- Academic institutions (Harvard Univ., Univ. Zurich, ZHDK, Univ. Geneva)
- The World Health Innovation Summit (U.K.) in international collaboration for:
- The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, UN-Habitat SDG-Cities Flagship Program, designing smart cities programs and implementing new approaches to health and well-being worldwide.
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Dr. Miriam Burger MD is a medical doctor, an advisory board member of the World Health Innovation Summit CIC, and a member of several international academic networks including the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University, ZHDK Zurich, University of Zurich, Medical University of Vienna.