Susanne Walitza, MD, MSc, is a Full Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy and the Vice Dean for Clinical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich (Switzerland). She is the Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Medical Director of the affiliated Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrischer Dienst des Kantons Zürich).
She graduated with an MD (University of Wurzburg, Germany) in 1999 and also holds an MSc in psychology (Technical University of Berlin, Germany), is a certified specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy and holds a certificate in forensic psychiatry.
Her current research interests include the clinical pictures and phenotyping (psychological and neuropsychiatric aspects) as well as the genetics and neuroimaging of (developmental) disorders in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy, in particular ADHD, OCD, anxiety- and tic-disorders. She has lectured and published widely on the subject, having her work published in various peer-reviewed journals and books. In addition, she has been part of numerous national and international research projects, has acted as editor, reviewer and consulting expert for several international journals and continues to be a member / board member of many national and international (psychiatric) societies, associations, centers, journals, and other institutions.