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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

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  • 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.

  • 2003   
    NURSING INTERN, Internal Medicine, at Hôpital Charles Foix, Teaching Hospital of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris (Paris VI), France.

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Academic Vitae  

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MEDICINE



  • 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

MUSIC 

  • 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



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Musical Vitae  

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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



  • 1990 - 1994
    VIOLIN, aged 5y, Suzuki Method at the Public Music School Fürth (Bavaria), Germany


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Sound + Music as Medicine

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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



Projects

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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.