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Steering committee

Steering committee

Steering committee

Steering committee

Dr. Elisabeth Kauder

Dr. Elisabeth Kauder - President German Doctors

Dr. Elisabeth Kauder, who is a qualified psychotherapist, has been active for the German Doctors since 2002. After studying medicine at the University of Freiburg, she specialized in internal medicine. Dr. Kauder worked as chief physician at Tuttlingen County Hospital until 2007.

At the end of 2006 she started further training in psychoanalysis / psychotherapy at the C.G. Jung Institute in Stuttgart, and from 2007-2010 she worked as an intern at the Vinzenz von Paul Psychiatric Clinic in Rottweil before fully qualifying at the end of 2011.

Since 2012, Dr. Kauder has been running her own practice for psychoanalysis in Stuttgart, where she also holds lectures at the C.G. Jung Institute, where she is deputy chairman.

Having been a member of our charitable organization since 2007, Dr. Kauder was elected to the German Doctors’ Steering Committee in 2008 and has been its Chairman since 2011. She is also very well informed about the organization’s practical work, having attended projects in Kenya and Bangladesh and from her annual missions in India.

Dr. Marion Reimer

Dr. Marion Reimer

Dr. Marion Reimer, born in Berlin in 1951, qualified as a doctor of medicine in 1985 and worked in Freiburg, Berlin and Cologne as an anesthetist and became chief physician in Cologne in 1997.

An article in a German medical journal brought her attention to the German Doctors. She performed her first voluntary medical mission for the German Doctors in 1993 and has served on the Philippine islands Mindanao and Cebu and in Calcutta, India.

Dr. Reimer has been on the German Doctors’ Steering Committee since 2010 and is currently the Committee’s Deputy Chairman.

Dr. Kurt von Rabenau

Dr. Kurt von Rabenau

Dr. Kurt von Rabenau was born in Güstrow ist 1943 and has been working for the German Doctors since 2007.

He initially enrolled to study law and politics before changing to economics. He was awarded his doctorate in 1973 and qualified as a lecturer at Regensburg University in 1981. After a brief period as assistant professor in Regensburg, he joined the Developing Countries Division at the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), where he held various posts. Dr. von Rabenau has been self-employed since 2006.

Dr. von Rabenau has four children. He first worked for the German Doctors in 2007 and has provided active support in India, Kenya, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, and on the Philippines as financial and management advisor.

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf was born near Stuttgart in 1953 and has been working for German Doctors since 2012. She studied law, economics, and politics at the University of Constance and at the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris.

She has held management posts in administration, trade and industry, and international organizations. She was mayor of her home town Kirchheim unter Teck, Undersecretary at the State of Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Further Education and Culture, Women and Families and managing director of Prognos, a business consultancy. She was responsible for the international division in the Federal German Ministry of Health and Social Affairs before being appointed Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organisation in 2006.

From her work for the WHO, Ms. Weber-Mosdorf is well aware of the lack of good medical care in the regions where the German Doctors work, and she knows that the on-going work done by the doctors who volunteer there is invaluable.

Ms. Weber-Mosdorf attaches particular importance to giving continuous further training to doctors and nurses at project sites not only to improve the basic health care that is provided locally, but also to build bridges for communicating sustainable medical knowledge. Together with partner projects, her aim is to increasingly focus on the need to improve living conditions where diseases thrive.

Having meanwhile left the WHO, Ms. Weber-Mosdorf still contributes to international projects organized by the WHO, the World Bank and Transparency International. She is also active in education and cultural institutions, such as the Literature Archives in Marbach and the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy.

Dr. Katja Maschuw

Dr. Katja Maschuw

The surgeon, Dr. Katja Maschuw, was born in Biedenkopf in 1976 and has been a member of the German Doctors since 2012. She performed her first medical mission in Chittagong in 2005, followed by three missions in Calcutta. She has been continually active in Serabu since 2011 and played a leading role in establishing our project there. She has been a member of the German Doctors’ Steering Committee since 2016.

After completing her medical studies in 2002 and gaining experience in Kiel, Marburg, and Ga-Rankuwa (the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in the Republic of South Africa), she worked in the clinic in Offenbach and the Philipps University in Marburg. She was senior physician in Marburg from 2013 to 2017 and academic associate of the Clinic for Visceral, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery. She took as position as senior physician in the Lippe Clinic in Detmold in November 2017 and ended her academic career to have more time to devote to working with the German Doctors.

German Doctors help worldwide

We believe in the right of every human being to get medical care no matter their origin. Therefore our volunteer German Doctors offer medical treatments in developing countries for the poorest of the poor. Whether people infected with HIV, undernourished children deficiency syndromes or people with chronic diseases, we help everyone who needs help.

Our doctors work during their annual leave or retirement for a period of six weeks and waive any compensation. More than 7000 missions with more than 3200 doctors were completed since 1983.