Konrad Obermann is a medical doctor and economist with more than 25 years’ experience in clinical work, research, and strategic planning and consulting. He studied Medicine and Economics in Bonn, Göttingen, Hannover and Hartford (Connecticut, USA). He was awarded an MD in 1992 from the University of Göttingen and a PhD in economics from the University of Hannover in 1999. After clinical work in psychiatry and transplantation medicine, he specialised in health economics. A postdoctoral fellowship allowed him to do research as a visiting fellow at the Centre for Health Economics in York (UK). In 1997, he joined the Boston Consulting Group and then moved on to the Instiut für Gesundheits- und Sozialforschung (IGES) in Berlin. After being a long-term adviser for German International Cooperation in the Philippines he is now with the Mannheim Institute of Public Health (MIPH) of Heidelberg.
Dr. Obermann’s focus of work is on international health economics, health system development and health care financing/ social health insurance, and rationing health care. He has broad national and international consulting experience, in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on health systems and hospital care, health care financing, social protection, and policy applications with more than 10 years’ experience in international cooperation in non-European countries. Project experience in more than 70 completed assignments spanning over 15 countries in Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central, South and Southeast Asia.
Konrad Obermann has wide-ranging international training and teaching experience as well as in-depth knowledge of university structures, accreditation processes, and the development of innovative/ internet-based curricula in national and international settings with special emphasis on teaching health economics and health care financing in different settings and for different audiences.
He has published more than 100 papers and book contributions and has lectured in front of a total of about 3.000 students from more than 50 nationalities.