Dr. Klaus Reither

Klaus Reither is working as the Head of the Clinical Research Unit and Group Leader ‘Clinical TB Research’ at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. His responsibilities comprise set-up, implementation, coordination and supervision of clinical research projects with emphasis on TB clinical trials at international partner institutes of Swiss TPH, particularly at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. From 2009 to 2013, Klaus Reither was working as the TB Team Leader at the Ifakara Health Institute; employed by Swiss TPH. In this time he was in charge of building up a clinical TB trial site and performing trials on TB epidemiology and immunology, new vaccines and new treatment regimens as well as new TB diagnostic. Prior to this position, Klaus Reither managed TB projects in Mbeya, and mainly malaria studies in Tamale, Ghana for the Universities of Munich and Berlin, Germany. Klaus Reither received his medical degree from the Free University Berlin, earned an academic MD title at the German Heart Centre Berlin, pursued an MSc in International Health and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Public Health from the Humboldt University Berlin and completed a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Basel. He has clinical experience in internal medicine and is a specialist in diagnostic radiology.