Health Care Management

Curriculum Vitae

26.03.1963born in Hameln, Germany
1969-1982primary school at the German Embassy School in Ankara, Turkey, and at Havelse Primary School in Garbsen, Germany secondary school at Garbsen Grammar School, Bad Nenndorf Grammar School and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, USA; A-Level examinations at Bad Nenndorf Grammar School on 19.5.1982
1982-1983substitutional service as an ambulance driver
1984-1990medical studies at Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, and at the United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals (University of London)
13.11.1990final medical examination
1985-1990scholar of the German National Scholarship Foundation
20.03.1992Doctorate of Medicine ("Dr. med.") awarded by Philipps University Marburg; title of dissertation: "Medical Informatics in the Medical Cur­riculum - Questionnaires Amongst Students and Professors, Internati­onal Comparisons and Proposals for a Future Curriculum"
1991-1993post-graduate programme in Public Health, Hannover Medical School; oral MPH examination on 23.2.1993; title of thesis: "Public Health in the Medical Curriculum"
23.02.1993Examination for Magister sanitatis publicae (M.S.P.)
06.04.1994Approbation (lifelong license) as physician
14.09.1998Certificate "Epidemiology", awarded jointly by the German Society of Medical Informatics, Biometrics and Epidemiology (GMDS), the German Society of Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP) and the German Region of the International Biometrics Society
21.04.1999Habilitation (Venia legendi) for "Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health System Research" and title "Privatdozent" (= faculty status) awarded by Hannover Medical School; title of thesis: "Application and further development of concepts and methods of health system research in the German context"
13.02.2003Election to Fellowship of the Faculty for Public Health Medicine (now the Faculty of Public Health) of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FFPH)

Professional experience

11/1991-9/1992Scientific staff member, "New Medical Curriculum Planning Group", Rudolf Virchow Medical Center, Free University of Berlin
10/1992-3/1994Physician, Department of Rheumatology, Centre of Medicine and Dermatology, Hannover Medical School
4/1994-7/1999Senior research fellow and head of Health System Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health System Research, Centre of Public Health, Hannover Medical School
10/1996-9/1997Visiting Fellow, LSE Health, Department of Social Policy and Admini­stration, London School of Economics and Political Science
9/1999-3/2002Head of Madrid Hub (based at Escuela Nacional de Sanidad) and Senior Research Fellow, European Observatory on Health Care Systems; concurrently, since 20.10.1999, Visiting Professor at Escuela Nacional de Sanidad, Madrid
seit 1.4.2002Professor and Head of Department for Health Care Management, Faculty of Economics and Management, Technische Universität Berlin;
concurrently: Associate Head of Research Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and Member, Charité - Medical Faculty of Berlin
7/2006-4/2009concurrently Dean on the Faculty of Economics an Management, Technische Universität Berlin