Stefan Willich
Founder and conductor of the World Doctors Orchestra

After completing his medical studies in Berlin, Munich, and New York, Professor Willich obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University, USA, and an MBA from INSEAD, France. Following residency and cardiology fellowship he passed his boards in internal medicine. From 1993 to 1995 he served as acting chair of epidemiology at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald and as visiting professor at Harvard University. In 1995 he was appointed professor and director of the Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics at the Charité University Medical Center in Berlin, Germany. In 2006 he was additionally appointed chairman of the Charité Center 1 for Human and Health Sciences.                                  

From 2012 to 2014 he was President of the Music Conservatory Hanns Eisler Berlin.

Professor Willich is member of numerous professional organizations and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the European Society of Cardiology. His research focus is on cardiovascular disease, preventive medicine, health economics, integrative medicine combining conventional and complementary methods, and music and medicine. He is the author and coauthor of more than 500 publications.

In addition to his work in medicine, Stefan Willich is an avid and accomplished musician. He began playing violin at the age of six, supported from the very beginning by his music-loving parents. He studied violin, chamber music, and conducting in Stuttgart and Berlin. Since then, he has participated in prestigious conducting workshops under Sergiu Celibidache in Munich, Leon Fleisher in Boston/Tanglewood, and Leon Barzin in Paris. He regularly engages in conducting activities and chamber music and founded the World Doctors Orchestra in 2007.

Next Concerts

Dec 5, 2015


Program: Mahler Symphony no.4

Conductor: Stefan Willich
Soloist: Jeanine de Bique
World Doctors Orchestra