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Univ. Prof. Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer, MD

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Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer
14.5.1955          born in Chevy Chase, MD, Washington DC to Jacob David Dunitz and Barbara Dunitz, nee Steuer. Married to C.                                     Kratky 1977-89 (Anna 1980, Wolfgang 1982, Lilli 1986), married to P. Scheer since 1997 (Samuel 1989, Aaron 1991, Noah 1995).

1956-1957         London, Glasgow
1957-1977        raised in Zürich: 1967-1974 Höhere Töchterschule der Stadt Zürich, Matura Humanistisches Gymnasium. Music                                     Conservatory of Zürich for Piano and Cello, Kindertheater Metzenthin 1960-1976.
1974-1977        University of Zürich, Medical School. Student jobs in Neurosurgery, Gynecology, Geriatric care.
1977                 Child Psychiatric Unit of Mc Lean’s Hospital in Boston
1977-1981        Medical School, University of Graz
1981                 residency in Child surgery, specialization in pediatrics, additional training as Gestalt Psychotherapist, Psychosocial                            medicine, psychosomatic medicine, psychotherapeutic medicine. ÖAGG, ÖÄK, AACAP, WAIMH, GAIMH
1981-2017         Assistant professor Medical University Graz, head of research group, international lecturing. Research project
2006-2016        Wolfson Center and Sheba Hospital, Tel Aviv Israel – consulting.
2001-2016         Director of operas with children for children Next Liberty Theater, Graz.

Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer, MD, studied medicine in Zürich and Graz. During her studies she spent a year at the Child Psychiatric Unit of Mc Lean’s Hospital in Boston and took courses at Harvard Medical school. She graduated in 1981 and completed her specialization in pediatrics in 1986. In 1991 she became a child and adolescent psychotherapist (Gestalt therapy) and received an additional degree in institutional management in 2001. From 1994 to 20017, she was assistant professor at the University of Graz and the Deputy head of the Psychosomatic Division at the University Clinic for Children and Adolescents in Graz.

Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer ran, until her retirement in 2017, the Psychosomatic division together with her husband Peter Scheer, MD, with a special focus on early feeding disorders and tube dependency. In this very field, she has gained more than 20 years of experience and weaned more than 3,000 children off their feeding tubes with her interdisciplinary team. The scientific research that eventually led to the establishment of NoTube was largely performed by the department’s interdisciplinary team. Based on their previously established research, Dr. Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer and Dr. Peter Scheer developed their unique method to help children with severe eating disorders, particularly those with tube dependency. Her main focus is to try to understand the child’s perspective and to encourage and respect the child’s active participation in any encounter with the adult world. She is a frequent public speaker on conferences around the globe and has published extensively on the subject. She is a founding member and past president of the German Society of Infant Mental Health (GAIMH), member of WAIMH, task force member of DC 0-3R and a corresponding member of the American Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She took up music again over 10 years ago and directs children’s operas in her spare time. At NoTube, Marguerite Dunitz-Scheer is the head of medical coaching and consulting together with Peter Scheer, personally taking care of our young patients.

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