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Andreas Reis

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Andreas Alois Reis (PD, MD, MSc) is...[1]

He is an external faculty member of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) teaching Ethics in Medicine.

Early life and education[edit]

Reis was born in Pfreimd, Germany, to Alois Reis and Anita Lang, and has fond memories of his childhood and humble upbringing. He recalls however the grief from remaining an only child after the loss of the family's first-born, daughter Maria, who died mere days after birth due to health complications, and his mother's health being too frail for another pregnancy.

Throughout his school years, he consistently achieved high marks and was awarded a scholarship from Germany's largest and most prestigious scholarship foundation, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

After 18 months of civil service at the hospital, Andreas Reis enrols in medical studies at the University of Regensburg, University of Heidelberg, Université de Montpellier and in Santiago de Chile. In 2001, Reis was awarded a Doctor of Medicine (Dr. med.) from the University of Heidelberg.

Until 2003, he was a junior doctor and assistant physician at the Clinic I for Internal Medicine at the University of Cologne. He also graduated as MSc in health economics from the University of Cologne.

Ethics at WHO[edit]

In 2003, he moved to Geneva to create an Ethics division at the WHO, alongside colleagues such as Dr Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau and Dr Nikola Biller-Andorno, becoming the Medical Officer im Department of Ethics and Social Determinants of Health at WHO's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Personal life[edit]

Andreas Reis is happily married and has three children.


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