Prof. Matthias P. Schönermark, M.D., Ph.D., is a trained head & neck surgeon with a Ph.D. in molecular oncology. In 1998, he left his job as an Associate Professor at Hannover Medical School for a position as project leader & manager at The Boston Consulting Group, where he spent several years, supporting clients in the health care industry in Europe and overseas. In 2003, after a year as Associate Partner with A.T. Kearney, he founded the SKC Beratungsgesellschaft mbH (SKC). He was appointed as Professor of Health Care Management at Hannover Medical School in 2001. He spent several years at Columbia University in New York and at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire and lectures at universities & business schools in Europe and the U.S. on strategic issues in health care.
In his function as managing partner, he is a permanent consultant to numerous leadership personalities of international health insurance and provider organizations, as well as of medtech and pharmaceutical companies on strategic management, innovation management and change management issues. He holds an unrivalled track record of solving complex and demanding market access challenges, especially in the orphan drug and oncology sector and is one of the most experienced negotiation leaders in reimbursement and pricing procedures.