Professional life

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

2001-2019 Professor of Social Medicine and Public Health at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg 

2002-2019 Teaching assignment at the Medical Faculty, University of Regensburg  

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 Expert Committee for Transparency and Independence of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association 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

2015–2020 Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Quality Assurance and Transparency in Health Care IQTiG within the framework of  Rahmen of § 137a Social Code Book V (cross-sectoral quality in healthcare)    

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 

2007-2013 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 and 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 

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

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 

2007-2016 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 

German College of General Practitioners and Family Physicians (DEGAM) 

German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM)

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften - GWUP 

Transparency International Arbeitsgruppe Gesundheitswesen 

Mein Essen zahl ich selbst - MEZIS 

German Association of Social Work 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziale Arbeit im Gesundheitswesen 

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