Prof. Peter E. H. Schwarz

Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Educational training and professional experience

09/1977 – 08/1989             secondary and extend secondary school Eisenberg, Thuringia, Germany
09/1991 – 11/1998            Medical Training, Germany, Namibia and USA
08/1996                                United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
01/1999 – 11/2007            Department of Endocrinopathies and Metabolic Diseases, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus at the Technical University Dresden, Germany
06/1999 – 09/2000            postdoc at Howard-Hughes-Medical Institute, University of Chicago, USA
12/2007 – 06/2008            Specialist in Internal Medicine at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus
07/2008                                Habilitation in Internal Medicine
07/2008 – 11/2008             Research Director of Public Health research at University of Helsinki
12/2008 – ongoing              Professor of Internal Medicine, Head of the Department of Prevention and Care of Diabetes at the Technical University Dresden
03/2015                                Master of Business Administration (MBA) for international business
11/2018 W2 Professor for Prevention and Care of Diabetes

Research and other commitment

Dissertation:                         Predictive analysis of mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2
06/2003                                 Chairmen of the German workgroup of diabetes prevention
01/2005                                 scientific secretary of the European DE-PLAN project group
01/2006                                 member of the Diabetes Policy Working Group Europe
05/2007 – 04/2010             PI of the European Diabetes Prevention Group “IMAGE” to develop prevention guidelines and training curricula for prevention managers
03/2008 – 02/2010            Member of the Expert Advisory committee of the DIAMAP project do establish a European Roadmap for Diabetes Research
03/2009 – ongoing              PI of the FUSION Consortium at the National Institute of Health, USA
01/2010                                endowed professor for Prevention and Care of Diabetes
04/2010                                President of the 6th World Congress on the Prevention of Diabetes
06/2010 – ongoing              member of the Expert group to develop a European Diabetes Plan
08/2010                                member of IDF Working Group for the United Nations Declaration on NCD
01/2011 – ongoing              elected member of the WHO Health City council at the City of Dresden
11/2012                                President of the German National Diabetes annual meeting
05/2013 – 05/2016            PI of the European Disease management project MANAGE CARE
03/2014 – 03/2016            executive member of the Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG)
11/2020 – ongoing              CHAIR of the Strategic Forum on Self-care, Technology & Digitalization at the European Diabetes Forum (EASD/IDF)
02/2021 – ongoing              Coordinator of the evaluation of diabetes digital therapeutics in Germany
ongoing                                 leading and supporting various initiatives to develop national diabetes prevention programs and strategies to improve diabetes care in several countries as well as global diabetes research projects and international diabetes training initiatives
12/2022 – ongoing               President elect of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)


Peter Schwarz has 283 peer reviewed publications, (135 as first and senior author, 34 reviews), with a total impact factor of 2145. His citations include 15998 articles without self-citations and are represented by a Hirsch index 52. He has written 48 book chapters. Peter Schwarz was invited to more than 350 presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences.