Professional Experience

2016 – now: Consultant Head of Multidisciplinary Consultation Sexual Medicine / Sexual Therapy
2014 – 2016: Head of Department Obstetrics and Gynecology University Hospital Basel
2010 – 2014: Head of Division of Psychosomatic and Psychosexual Medicine Dep Ob/GYN

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Gynecology and Obstetrics General
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (Contraception, Menopause, Sexual Medicine, Teaching. Postgraduate Education)
  • Oncosexology
  • Endocrine treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Biopsychosocial approach in practice
  • Psychotherapeutic approaches in Sexual Medicine
  • Lecturer at the International University Dresden about Preventive Medicine, Women´s Health,Sexual Medicine
  • Guest Professor of the Public Health Department of the University Riga (Latvia) (invited)
  • Languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portugues (spoken and written)
  • Director of knowledge based assessment for the European Exam in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Selected Publications

  1. Davis SR, Baber R, Panay N, Bitzer J, Perez SC, Islam RM, Kaunitz AM, Kingsberg SA, Lambrinoudaki I, Liu J, Parish SJ, Pinkerton J, Rymer J, Simon JA, Vignozzi L, Wierman ME. Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Oct 1;104(10):4660-4666
  2. Female Sexual Dysfunction-Medical and Psychological Treatments, Committee 14. Kingsberg SA, Althof S, Simon JA, Bradford A, Bitzer J, Carvalho J, Flynn KE, Nappi RE, Reese JB, Rezaee RL, Schover L, Shifrin JL., J Sex Med. 2017 Dec;14(12):1463-1491
  3. The pandemic of violence against women – the latest chapter in the history of misogyny. Bitzer J., Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2015 Feb;20(1):1-3
  4. Do gynecologists talk about sexual dysfunction with their patients?, Kottmel A, Ruether-Wolf KV, Bitzer J., J Sex Med. 2014 Aug;11(8):2048-54
  5. Center of excellence for sexual medicine. Bitzer J, Reisman Y, Lowenstein L. J Sex Med. 2013 Sep;10(9):2127-8