Hans Schnorf, M.D.

Neurologist, FMH

Migraines and headaches
Cerebrovascular diseases
General Neurology

Since 2021 Neurologist, Headache Centre Hirslanden Ltd., Switzerland
2020 Senior Physician, Neurology Cantonal Hospital Baselland, Bruderholz and Cantonal Hospital Liestal, Switzerland
2019 Senior Physician, Neurology Neurological Clinic, University Hospital Basel: Senior Physician at Delémont Hospital
2017 Senior Physician, Neurology Cantonal Hospital Baselland, Bruderholz, Switzerland
2011 – 2015 Senior Physician, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Since 2009 Consultant Neurologist/visiting Consultant, Seychelles Hospital, Mahé Seychelles. Head of Neurological Polyclinic, Epilepsy Clinic/Epilepsy Consultation, Clinical Consultation Service, Training for Local Doctors
2003 – 2009 Chef de Clinique, Hôpital Cantonal de Genève, Service de Neurology and Clinical Senior Physician at the Department and Polyclinic, Switzerland
2001 – 2002 Consultant Neurologist, Princess Margaret Hospital, Roseau, Dominica
2000 – 2001 Chef de Clinique, Hôpital Cantonal de Genève, Service de Neurology and Clinical Senior Physician at the Department and Polyclinic, Switzerland
1998 – 1999 Consultant, Internal Medicine, Rarotonga Central Hospital, Cook Islands.Head of Medical Clinic and Clinical Research Ciguatera fish poisoning
1995 – 1997 Chef de Clinique adjoint, assistant physician, Hôpital Cantonal de Genève Service de Neurologie and Polyclinic, Switzerlandz
1994 Assistant Physician, University Hospital Zurich, Department of Neurology and Clinical Work at the Clinic, Polyclinic, Switzerland
1992 – 1993 Medical Officer, Mont Fleuri Hospital, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles and Assistant Physician in Internal Medicine
1991 – 1992 Assistant Physician, University Hospital Zurich, Department of Neurology and Clinical Activity at Polyclinic, Switzerland
1990 – 1991 Assistant physician, Regional Hospital Scuol, Clinic for Internal Medicine and Clinic for Surgery, Switzerland
1997 Board-certified neurologist
1989 Doctoral thesis: Right hemisphere contribution to gestural performance
1988 Federal Examination of Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland

Certificate for advanced studies (CAS) for Personalized Molecular Oncology
Certificate of cerebrovascular ultrasound
Certificate of Proficiency ENMG
Certificate Electroencephalopgraphy

Emond H, Schnorf H, Poloni C, Vuillemoz S, Lalive P: Syndrome of transient headache and neurological deficits with CSF lymphocytosis (HaNDL) associated with recurrent human herpes visus-6 infection. Cephalgia, 2009;29: 487-491.

Sava E, Schnorf H, Burkhard P: Restless legs syndrome: an early manifestation of Huntington’s disease? Acta Neurol Scand 2009,119: 274-276.

Grötzsch H, Schnorf H, Morris MA, Moix I, Horvath J, Prilipko O, Burkhard PR. Phenotypic heterogeneity of dopa-responsive dystonia in monozygotic twins. Neurology 2004; 62: 637-639

Schnorf H, Taurarii M, Cundy T. Ciguatera fish poisoning: a double blind randomized trial of mannitol therapy. Neurology 2002; 58:873-880.

Frank H, Schnorf H, Genoud D, Pizzolatto G, Landis Th: Creutzfeld Jacob disease presenting as isolated pseudobulbar palsy. Europ Neurology 2000; 44:126-127.

Vassileva E, Schnorf H, Personneni O, Le-Floch Rohr J.: Microembolic signals and early recurrent cerebral ischemia in carotid artery disease. Stroke. 1999 Jul;30(7):1493.

Schnorf H, Rathgeb J, Kohler A. Anti-GQ1b-positive Miller Fisher syndrome in a patient with acute Epstein-Barr virus infection and negative Campylobacter serology.

Schnorf H. A mysterious death. N Engl J Med. 1998 Oct 22;339(17):1248-9.

Kohler A, Magistris M, Schnorf H, Joillet Ph: Two identical episodes of acute quadriparesia in an intensive care unit patient. Intensive Care Med. 1998 Aug;24(8):891-2.

Schnorf H, Diserens K, Schnyder H, Chofflon M, Loutan L, Chaves V, Landis Th. Corticosteroid-responsive postmalaria encephalopathy characterized by motor aphasia, myoclonus, and postural tremor. Arch Neurol. 1998 Mar;55(3):417-20.

Jallon P, Vingerhoets F., Schnorf H et.al. Syncope or epileptic attack? Neurophysiol Clin. 1997;27(2):139-42.

Schnorf H, Bosshard NU, Gitzelmann R, Waespe W. Adult form of GM2-gangliosidosis: a man and 2 sisters with hexosaminidase-A and -B deficiency (Sandhoff disease) and literature review]. Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1996 May 4;126(18):757-64.

Schnorf H, Gitzelmann R, Bosshard NU, Waespe W. Early and severe sensory loss in three adult siblings with hexosaminidase A and B deficiency (Sandhoff disease).J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1995 Nov;59(5):520-3.

Kupferschmidt H, Bont A, Schnorf H, Landis Th, Meyer-Abt J. Transient cortical blindness and bioccipital brain lesions in two patients with acute intermittent porphyria.

Ann Intern Med. 1995 Oct 15;123(8):598-600.

Schnorf H, Landis Th. Motor neuron disease after enflurane/propofol anaesthesia in patient with alcohol abuse. Lancet. 1995 Sep 23;346(8978):850-1.

Schnorf H, Albani C: Hydrocephalus complicating chronic Borrelia burgdorferi meningitis. European J Neurol 1995;2:1-2.

Swiss Medical Association FMH
Association of Swiss Assistant and Senior Physicians (VSAO)
Swiss Working Group on Cerebrovascular Diseases
Swiss Society of Neurophysiology