Get to know the Editors & Authors

This eBook was created by three editors who are also professors of medicine: Prof. Dr. Henning Zeidler, Prof. Dr. Sterling G. West and Prof. Dr. Beat A. Michel. A total of 10 authors were involved in this publication. Below you will find more detailed information about all editors and authors. If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you.


Henning Zeidler MD

Professor of Medicine

Born 1942 in Berlin, Germany. Medical training and degree at the University of Mainz, Germany. Specialist in internal medicine, rheumatology and physical medicine. Past full professor and director of the Devision of Rheumatology, Departement of Internal Medicine, Medical School Hannover, Germany. Former President of the German Society of Rheumatology. Currently rheumatologist in the Rheumatologikum Hannover, Germany

Sterling G. West MD, MACP, MACR

Professor of Medicine

Born 1950 in the United States. Undergraduate training at the US Military Academy at West Point. Medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (AMC), and Rheumatology fellowship at Walter Reed AMC. Served 24 years in the US Army as a physician and Chief of Rheumatology and the fellowship program at Fitzsimons AMC as well as Consultant to US Army Surgeon General. Retired as a Colonel to become a tenured Professor of Medicine and the Rheumatology Fellowship Director at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for the next 20+ years. Developed and edited Rheumatology Secrets now in its 4th edition. Currently, an attending physician in the Rheumatology fellows’ clinic at the University of Colorado.

Beat A. Michel MD

Professor of Medicine

Born 1951 in Switzerland. Medical training and degree at the University of Bern and at the Stanford Medical Center, USA. Specialist in internal medicine and rheumatology. Past full professor and director of the Department of Rheumatology at the University of Zurich. Founder of the Swiss Clinical Quality Management (SCQM) registry, founder and president of the Swiss institution Rheuma Schweiz ( Currently medical advisor at the RheumaClinic Bethanien in Zurich, Switzerland.


Brunner, Florian, Prof. Dr. med. et Dr. phil.
Abteilung für Physikalische Medizin und Rheumatologie
Universitätsklinik Balgrist
Zürich, Switzerland

Büchi, Stefan, Prof. Dr. med.
Privatklinik Hohenegg, Spezialklinik für Psychiatrie
Meilen, Switzerland

Hügle, Thomas, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil.
Service de rheumatologie, Hôpital orthopédique
CHUV – Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois
Lausanne, Switzerland

Jenewein, Josef, Prof. Dr. med. univ.
Universitätsklinik für Medizinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Graz, Austria

Kuchen, Stefan, Dr. med.
Berner Rheumazentrum am Viktoriaplatz
Bern, Switzerland

Maurer, Britta, Prof. Dr. med.
Universitätsklinik für Rheumatologie und Immunologie
Bern, Switzerland

Michel, Beat, Prof. Dr. med.
RheumaClinic Bethanien
Zürich, Switzerland

Rubbert-Roth, Andrea, Prof. Dr. med.
Klinik für Rheumatologie
Kantonsspital St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Von Kempis, Johannes, Professor Dr. med.
Klinik für Rheumatologie
Kantonsspital St. Gallen
St. Gallen, Switzerland

Zeidler, Henning, Prof. Dr. med.
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Hannover, Germany