Klemperer, David

David Klemperer, MD, Professor of Public Health and Health Sciences at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg.

Dr. Klemperer is general internist with more than 30 years of clinical practice. He holds degrees in in Public Health, Social Medicine, Environmental Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He worked as CEO of the Municipal Health Authority (Gesundheitsamt) Bremen-Nord, dealing with public health issues, health care planning, organization and evaluation of community health services.

Since 2001 he teaches public health and health sciences at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg. He is co-editor of the book “Interessenkonflikte, Korruption und Compliance im Gesundheitswesen“ (Conflicts of interest, corruption and compliance in the health system). His textbook „Sozialmedizin – Public Health – Gesundheitswissenschaften“ is in its 3rd. edition since 2010.

His research interests are in evidence-based medicine, patient orientation, appropriateness of health care, shared decision making, geographical variations of health care and conflict of interests. His first publication about overuse dates back to 1989.

He is past president of the German Network for Evidence-based Medicine, and past Member of the Board of the German Society for Social Medicine and Prevention.

He takes part in the annual meetings of the International Roundtable on Choosing Wisely since 2014 and is a member of the ad-hoc Working Group “Gemeinsam Klug Entscheiden” (Choosing Together Wisely) of the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany.