Dr. Otmar Kloiber
After studying medicine at the University of Cologne, Otmar Kloiber joined the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1985. He continued as a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological Research in Cologne until 1991 when he joined the German Medical Association. There he worked in various functions and finally left as Deputy Secretary General. Since 2005 he serves as Secretary General of the World Medical Association (WMA). He has intensely co-operated with the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the World Medical Association, and other national international medical associations. He is interested in the development of deontology under the influence of health system organization and its relation to the provision of medical care. He provided advice to numerous governments and parliaments on medical ethics and socio-medical issues. His personal advocacy focus is on equitable access to quality health care for all people.