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Christoph Thuemmler
Head of the Centre of Care of the Elderly at Park-Klinikum Leipzig


Christoph Thümmler is a Physician specialised in Care of the Elderly and the head of the Centre of Care of the Elderly at Park-Klinikum Leipzig, Germany. 

He studied Medicine, Political Science and Education at Heidelberg University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY and completed a PhD in Neurology. After completion of his medical training in Germany and the UK, he worked as a Consultant Physician in England and Scotland before taking on an academic post at Edinburgh Napier University. Between 2005 and 2016 Christoph was involved in several national and European research project on eHealth. He has been living and working in the United Kingdom for more than 15 years. During this time he was heavily involved in research with a focus on the Internet of things, social technological alignment and eventually 5G specifications and requirements in health care. Christoph took on several roles on behalf of the European Commission in order to farther and enhance eHealth on a European scale. He has been the advisor to the EU at the EU China Round Table on the Internet of Things.

Since 2018 he is back in a clinical capacity in Germany. Alongside teaching in medicine he is currently leading a research project funded by the state of Saxony on 5G campus networks in healthcare (5G-eHealthSax).

He has published around 80 papers and is the co-editor of 2 Springer publications (Fricker, Thuemmler, Gavras (2015) Requirements Engineering for Digital Health, Springer, Thuemmler, Bai (2017) Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare, Springer) and contributed to several strategy documents and white papers on the Internet of Things and 5G.

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