Institute of Clinical Economics e.V.

Board Members

Prof. Dr. Franz Porzsolt

Clinical Economist, President of ICE e.V.

Franz Porzsolt graduated from the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto, Ontario after his medical state examination in Marburg and a DFG grant from the Ontario Cancer Institute. Franz Porzsolt completed his training as a specialist in internal medicine and specialisation in haematology and internal oncology with Prof. Herrmann Heimpel in Ulm. He was a member of the board of directors of the Tumour Centre Ulm for 10 years and at that time he was responsible for the basic considerations of clinical economics, which are published in three books and more than 500 scientific articles. Together with various European and Brazilian teams, he has developed a method to test which of the health effects achievable under ideal conditions can be reproduced under everyday conditions (External Link).

Dr. Susanne Isabel Becker

Psychiatrist, Vice President of ICE e.V.

For ten years, Susanne Becker worked as cancer epidemiologist within the framework of the French-German Initiative Chernobyl investigating the aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident in the countries most highly contaminated. She got both a postgraduate Master’s degree in Public Health and her PhD from the University of Munich before training as a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist. Ms Becker gained extensive experience as a consultant and worked as chief physician in Saxony before taking up her current position. She is now entrusted with building up a psychiatric clinic in North Rhine-Westphalia. She takes a keen interest not only in individual care but in all aspects of delivering preventive measures and high quality care to populations.

Prof. Dr. Christel Weiß

Biomathematician, Secretary of ICE e.V.

  • studies in mathematics and physics at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
  • researcher at the Institute for Experimental Surgery, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
  • 1991 – PhD. Doctor scientiarum humanarum; recognition as medical computer scientist by GMDS
  • since 1999 – Head of the Department of Medical Statistics and Biomathematics at the Mannheim Medical Department of Heidelberg University
  • 2011 – Venia Legendi in the subjects of Biomathematics and Epidemiology
  • since 2014 – Professor (apl.) at Mannheim Medical Department, Heidelberg University
  • author or co-author of about 300 specialist articles and two books (“Basiswissen Medizinische Statistik”, published by Springer-Verlag, and “Promotion. Die medizinische Doktorarbeit – von der Themensuche bis zu Dissertation”, published by Thieme-Verlag).

Christopher J. Geier

Assessor iur., Assessor of ICE e.V.

Christopher J. Geier studied law with a focus on bio, health and medical law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and at the University of Augsburg. During his studies, he worked as a member of the Joint Federal Committee in Berlin and in the legal department of DAK Healthcare in Hamburg. During his legal traineeship and following his second state examination, Mr. Geier worked for an internationally oriented medical law firm in Munich (lawyer's office). He is currently employed as a legal advisor at the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Bavaria.