Andreas Gerber-Grote, MD, PhD, born in 1964, holds a Master’s degree in Protestant theology both from University of Hamburg and from the Lutheran Church of Hannover (Erstes Theologisches Examen), Germany, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
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. In 2010, he received the title of Privatdozent (Adjunct Professor) 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.
Since May 2016, Andreas Gerber-Grote is director of the school of health professions at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). He has also be serving as vice president of research of ZHAW since early 2017. As of December 2017, he holds the title of an adjunct professor at the Medical School of the University of Zurich. Among his major achievements is the PhD-program "Rehabilitation and Care Sciences" offered by the University of Zurich Medical School in cooperation with the School of Health Professions at ZHAW which started in September 2018.
Until end of 2015, Andreas Gerber-Grote was head of the health economics unit at the national institute of quality and efficiency in health care (IQWiG) in Cologne. In 2003, Andreas Gerber-Grote joined the Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology (Director Prof. Karl W. Lauterbach, Interim Director: Prof. Markus Lungen) as a research fellow. After finishing medical school at University of Hamburg he received his training in paediatrics at the University of Hamburg Children’s Hospital where he focused on neuropediatrics under the attending Prof. Karl H. P. Bentele and continued his residency at the Bult Children’s Hospital in Hannover in neonatal intensive care with Prof. Evelyn Kattner.