Professional life

since 2001 Professor for Social Medicine and Public Health at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg 

Teaching assignment at the Medical Faculty, University of Regensburg 

Medical Doctor, specialist for Internal Medicine; degrees in in Public Health, Social Medicine, Environmental Medicine and Emergency Medicine 

1983-1991 resident physician, various posts 

2000-2001 Consultant for health planning with Senator für Arbeit, Frauen, Gesundheit, Jugend und Soziales in Bremen 

1997-2001 Teaching assignment for quality management of health and social services´, University of Bremen 

1996-2000 Director of the Task Force for the Development of Concepts for the Surveillance of the Non-medical Health Professions, Municipal Health Authority Bremen 

1991-1996 CEO of the Municipal Health Authority Bremen-Nord 

1982-1991 House Medical Officer in the following hospitals and clinics:
Kreiskrankenhaus Grevenbroich, Department for Internal Medicine; Klinik Roderbirken, Clinic for Cardiology; Marienhospital Düsseldorf, Department for Radiology and Oncology; St. Marien-Krankenhaus Ratingen, Department for Internal Medicine; der LVA Rheinprovinz (Herz-Kreislauf-Rehabilitation), Kreiskrankenhaus Grevenbroich 

1998 EFQM-Assessor 

1997 Specialist for Public Health 

1997 Specialist for Environmental Medicine 

1998 Specialist for Social Medicine 

1990 Internal Medicine 

Boards, Committees

since 2015 ad-hoc Working Group „Gemeinsam Klug Entscheiden“ (Choosing Together Wisely) AWMF Website (under construction) 

since 2015 AWMF Permanent Commission "Guidelines" Website

since 2015 Fachausschuss für Transparenz und Unabhängigkeit in der Medizin Website 

since 2015 Scientific Committee Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference Website

2014/15 Planning Committee Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference 2015 Washington DC

since 2014 Choosing Wisely International Roundtable Website 

since 2011 Drug Commission of the German Medical Association Website

2010–2015 Scientific Advisory Board AQUA-Institute within the framework of  Rahmen of § 137a Social Code Book V (cross-sectoral qualiity in healthcare)    

since January 2009 National Cancer Plan, Speaker of the working group "high quality information for cancer patients" 

since 2008 Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF), delegate for the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention and for the German Network for Evidence Based Medicine 

since 2007 Expert panel for drug evaluation of the Stiftung Warentest (Consumer Association) 

since 2006 scientific advisory board for the model project "Independent Consumer and Health Advisory Servive" UPD (Social Security Code § 65 b) 

1994-1996 und 2000-2001 Committee for Quality Assurance, Chamber of Physicians, Bremen Bremen 

1991-1996 Committee on Health and Environment, German Medical Association 

1991-1996 Chairman of the Committee of Health and Environment, Chamber of Physicians, Bremen Bremen 

1991-1998 Elected member of the Bremen Chamber of Physicians Assembly 

Delegate to the Federal Assembly of Physicians 1986-1990, 1992, 1994, 1996 

1985-1991 Elected member of the Northrhine Chamber of Physicians, AIDS Committee, Hospital Committee 

1984-1991 Municipal Hospital Committee of the Citizens' Council of Düsseldorf 


German Network for Evidence Based Medicine - DNEbM 

2011-2013 Vice President 

2009-2011 President 

since 2007 executive board 

2005-2009 Speaker of the Department Patient Information and Patient Involvement 

German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention - DGSMP
since 2007 executive board 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemeinmedizin und Familienmedizin (DEGAM) 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin (DGIM)

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften - GWUP 

Transparency International Arbeitsgruppe Gesundheitswesen 

Mein Essen zahl ich selbst - MEZIS 

No free lunch We are health care providers who believe that pharmaceutical promotion should not guide clinical practice. Our mission is to encourage health care providers to practice medicine on the basis of scientific evidence rather than on the basis of pharmaceutical promotion. (...) Our goal is improved patient care. 

Healthy Skepticism Healthy Skepticism aims to improve health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion. 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozialarbeit 

Deutsche Vereinigung für Sozialarbeit im Gesundheitswesen 

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