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Digital Skills, Healthcare Transformation, Digital Transformation, Digital Health, International Masters Program, eHealth, Telemedicine, Healthcare Professional, Medical Informatics, Robotics, Medical Devices, Entrepreneurship, Medical Engineering, Digital Europe, European Commission, Hospital of the future, Innovation,

Our team

Welcome to the DS4Health Team

Digital Skill for Healthcare Transformation (DS4Health) is a project co-funded by the European Commission tasked to design and deliver an international Master’s programme in digital health.


The goal is to improve higher education for healthcare professionals in digital skills and deepen insight in design, use, and development of digital technologies to form a modern, ethically responsible, efficient and citizen-centered healthcare. The program considers specifically soft skills, entrepreneurship and a citizen- centered, application-driven co-design approach supporting to aim the digital agenda, and societal challenges as addressed in European Pillar of Social Rights principles on health, inclusion and care and Sustainable Development Goals.


DS4Health aims to increase the options for students to be trained in advanced technologies with a clear view on digital transformation of healthcare towards a clinical digital ecosystem. The program brings together a unique composition of experienced consortium members to create a world leading, multiple location training programme specializing in digital transformation for healthcare. The consortium will strengthen collaboration in a sustained structural cooperation, bridging training needs, scientific excellence and development of technology in and for the digital health market.

Meet our team

Project Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. med. Gernot Marx, FRCA

Head of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine
University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany

DS4Health Project Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Tal Soffer

Director of Virtual TAU and The Unit for Technology and Society Foresight
School of Education
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Ethics and Quality Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Gonçalves

Full professor and Head of International Relations at FCT NOVA
Research Coordinator at UNINOVA, Portugal

Scientific/Pedagogical Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Fotiadis, FIEEE, FEAMBES, FIAMBE

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Head of the Unit of Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems
University of Ionnina, Greece

Recruitment & Quality/Impact Work Package Leader

Project Partners

Prof. Adriana Tapus

Head of the Department of Intensive Care MedicineFull Professor and Director of the Doctoral School
IP Paris, France

Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Kimberger, MSc. MBA

Interim Head of the Department of General Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Dr. rer. nat. Jörg Lippert

Global head Pharmacometrics, VP
Bayer AG, Germany

Miguel Pestana

Chief of Staff of the Regional Secretary of Health
Secretaria Regional da Saude, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Jan Babič

Head of Neuromechanics and Biorobotics Lab
Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Dr. Andreas Kremer

Managing Director & Co-founder
Information Technology for Translational Medicine (ITTM), Luxembourg

Dr. Giuseppe de Pietro

Director of the Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy

Dr. Arne Peine, MHBA

Director of the Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR)Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder
Clinomic, Germany

Prof. Dr. João Martins

Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Antonio Grilo

Chief Executive Officer
Knowledgebiz, Portugual

Advisory Board

Prof. Pagona Lagiou, MD, MSc, PhD

Chair of the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, USA 

Prof. May Dongmei Wang, PhD

Professor of BME, ECE, and CSE
The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Fellow
Director of Biomedical Big Data Initiative and Georgia Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Petit Institute Faculty Fellow, Kavli Fellow
AIMBE Fellow, IAMBE Fellow, IEEE Fellow Board of Directors of American Board of AI in Medicine

Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, USA

Prof. Metin Akay, PhD

Founding Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department
John S Dunn Endowed Chair Professor at the Cullen College of Engineering
University of Houston, USA

Prof. Dr.sc.hum. Elske Ammenwerth, Dipl.-Inform. Med., MET

Professor of Medical Informatics
Institute of Medical Informatics
UMIT Tirol – Private University for Health Sciences and Technology, Austria

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