Christoph Zindel, M.D., has been a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens Healthineers since October 2019. Christoph Zindel joined the healthcare business of Siemens in 1998 as Segment Manager and served in diverse management positions with increasing responsibility within the magnetic resonance business unit. 


From 2012 on he served as Chief Executive Officer of PETNET Solutions based in Knoxville, TN, United States, before joining Beckman Coulter to head the hematology and urinanalysis business as Senior Vice President, based in Miami, FL, United States.

After he returned to Siemens Healthineers in 2015, he served as Senior Vice President and general manager of the magnetic resonance business line and became President of the diagnostic imaging business in 2018.

Christoph Zindel holds a Doctor of Medicine M.D. (Dr.) from the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1961.

Christoph Zindel

Successful teams need a psychological sense of safety with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Attenberger | Christoph Zindel
25 min
Diversity and inclusion are big topics in business today. While it’s something many organizations are striving for, it’s not always understood on a statistical or emotional level. But why is this so important?

The Future of Robotics in Healthcare with Dr. Tejas Patel, MD, DM, FACC, FESC, FSCAI, FCSI | Christoph Zindel
31 min
When we think of robots being used in surgical procedures, the concept may seem futuristic. But in reality, this type of technology has been in place for a number of years, especially in operating rooms occupied by doctors who have been personally interested in exploring the possibilities and benefits of robotic assistance.

How Finland is Leading the Digital Healthcare Revolution with Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, PhD, eMBA | Christoph Zindel
41 min
Every country is unique in its healthcare operations. Large parts of Europe have a long history of socialized medicine based on the Bismarck Model, a German system dating back to 1883 which guarantees healthcare to citizens. Programs in Europe and Asia are mostly adaptations of this model.

A Visionary for Change: Ophthalmology and Accessibility with Aravind Srinivasan MS, MBA | Christoph Zindel
30 min
Over half of the world's population lacks access to basic healthcare. Beginning to tackle this problem requires more than structural change in the way we provide care. A true sense of purpose to create and direct those changes is vital for the structural DNA of a healthcare system to be rewired.

Pandemics, Globalization, and How To Improve Healthcare through Innovation and Digitalization with Noel Yeo, MD | Christoph Zindel
47 min
In an increasingly globalized world, viral spread has been difficult to avoid. Large numbers of people are moving constantly from place to place for business and leisure, and as economic prosperity grows, movement follows suit.

Leadership in Times of Crisis with Zahi A Fayad, PhD | Christoph Zinde‪l‬‬‬‬‬
39 min
When COVID-19 hit the United States back in January of 2020, New York was one of the first cities to really feel the pressure. Hospitals had to quickly adapt to a new set of working conditions as the virus spread rapidly. It was truly a race against time in an environment where the rules kept changing as we learned more and more about how COVID-19 was transmitted.

COVID-19: How Decentralization Can Improve Healthcare with Dieter R. Enzmann, MD | Christoph Zinde‪l‬‬‬‬‬
31 min
As the COVID-19 pandemic has made its way across the globe, it has brought with it lessons the medical community continues to learn daily. The shared experience in hospitals across the globe has opened lines of communication and collaboration that have been strengthened. The early arrival of COVID-19 on the East Coast of the United States allowed the West Coast to be more prepared through an effective information network. It has reminded us of how connected we truly are.

What COVID-19 is Teaching us about Technology with Howard B. Chrisman, MD, MBA, FSIR | Christoph Zinde‪l‬‬‬‬‬‬
31 min
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to teach us lessons, and there’s no doubt more are on the way. One thing we have learned already is that technology can be pandemic-proof. It’s helped to keep workplaces active and communication flowing despite physical offices being closed.

How to be Prepared for a Crisis with Prof. Frederik Wenz, MD | Christoph Zinde‪l‬‬‬‬‬‬
26 min
In times of crisis, one of the best advantages an organization can have is to be prepared. Readiness doesn’t just mean knowing what to expect. It’s really about having efficient processes, transparency, and open communication already in place, so that when a crisis strikes, you’re used to performing your job in a way that seamlessly adapts in an emergency.

Impact of COVID-19 in Hospitals with Alexander Norbash, MD | Christoph Zindel
37 min
The current pandemic has made hospitals ground zero across the globe. If we haven’t personally been admitted into hospital by the virus, we can easily imagine scenes of medical staff rushing through crowded corridors, shuffling past one another, concealed head to toe in blue PPE anonymity. At some point over the past three months, this has been the daily reality in every hospital.

102. Deutscher Röntgenkongress
March 26, 2021
Christoph Zindel's keynote at 12:15 p.m. on what interdisciplinary networking, artificial intelligence, guidelines, and oncological diagnostics and intervention have in common: New paths can only be taken together, and intelligent solutions for the well-being of patients can only be developed through close exchange.

Masters of Digital
February 2, 2021
Christoph Zindel will give fresh views and answers to the question how digitalization can help to recover from COVID-19 and to strengthen Europe. This digital policy-community conference in the EU is hosted by DIGITALEUROPE, an international non-profit association.

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