Milan Scheidegger

Milan Scheidegger is a resident physician and a Junior Group leader at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics (University of Zurich). He aims at developing Transformational Psychotherapy as a paradigm-changing treatment approach that advocates a shift from pharmacological substitution towards transformation-based psychiatry. He is driven by the passion to understand the nature of human existence from its molecular basis up to the level of phenomenal consciousness.


Milan Scheidegger has an academic background in medicine, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychiatry. After his MD-PhD training in functional and molecular neuroimaging at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (ETH Zurich) he continues to research the neurobiology and pharmacology of altered states of consciousness. As junior group leader of Psychedelic Research & Therapy Development at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics (University of Zurich), he investigates the therapeutic potential of psychedelics such as ketamine, psilocybin, ayahuasca, and DMT. He co-founded Reconnect Foundation, a non-profit organization with the mission to develop transformative treatments for mental health care. Beyond empirical research, he earned an M.A. degree in History and Philosophy of Knowledge (ETH Zurich) with a focus on the philosophy of mind, epistemology, and phenomenology of consciousness, mindfulness, and deep ecology.

He is a a co-founder of the Reconnect Foundation.

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