Andreas Gerber-Grote, MD, PhD, born Andreas Gerber, holds a Master’s degree in Protestant theology both from University of Hamburg and from the Lutheran Church of Hannover, Germany, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
After finishing medical school at University of Hamburg he did his training at the University of Hamburg Children’s Hospital where he focused on neuropediatrics under the attending Prof. Karl H. P. Bentele, M.D., Ph.D. Later he continued his residency at the Bult Children’s Hospital in Hannover in neonatal intensive care with Prof. Evelyn Kattner, M.D., Ph.D.
Also, Andreas Gerber-Grote holds a doctorate from the University of Hamburg for a thesis in immunology (Prof. Friedrich Haag, M.D., Ph.D.) and a Master’s degree in health economics from the University of Cologne. Furthermore, he is a university lecturer/ adjunct professor (Privatdozent) at the University of Cologne in the fields of health economics and health services research based on a thesis on environmentally attributable costs of diseases in children and adolescents in Germany.
In 2003, Andreas Gerber-Grote joined the faculty at the Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology (Director Prof. Karl W. Lauterbach, M.D., Sc.D., Interim Director: Markus Lungen, Ph.D.). In addition to research and teaching, Andreas Gerber-Grote has been very involved with the coordination of the interdiscplinary network Child at Risk at the University of Cologne.
Until end of 2015, Andreas Gerber-Grote was head of the health economics department at the national institute of quality and efficiency in health care at Cologne.
As of May 1st, 2016, Andreas Gerber-Grote serves as director of the department of health at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).