Sebastian F. Winter, M.D. Ph.D.

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I am a practicing physician-scientist working at the intersection of medicine, social entrepreneurship, and academia with a vision to shape healthcare and inspire a lasting social impact. My journey as a medical doctor, entrepreneur, and researcher across 10 countries led me to thrive in change and embrace new challenges.

I am passionate about addressing eminent societal issues through impact-driven work. Beyond the clinical setting, I co-founded and co-lead a social venture that promotes refugee wellbeing, have a keen interest in health and education policy (past projects at WHO Europe and UNESCO), as well as academic research, including projects in neurotoxicity, clinical oncology, and refugee mental health.

A globally trained MD-PhD with exposure to various healthcare systems across four continents, I am equally passionate about global health policy, especially NCD prevention, value-based healthcare, public health ethics, and digital health solutions.

My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Neuro-Oncology, Neurology, the European Journal of Cancer, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and the International Journal of Health Policy and Management, and I have gathered substantial experience as a public speaker at international conferences and platforms including TEDx.

An alumnus of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung) and researcher at Charité Berlin and the MGH Cancer Center at Harvard Medical School, I hold a Ph.D. (summa cum laude; '22) and M.D. (Distinction; '20) from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and a B.Sc. (1st Class Honours; '13) in Neuroscience from King’s College London, UK.