Babette Simon is Professeur associé at the Faculté de Santé, Université de Paris and has wide national and international experience across the health system in non-private and private organizations with a strong focus on sustainability, innovation and value in health.
Prior she has held the position of the Regional Vice President of Medtronic Germany, served many years as Chief Medical Officer and Chairwomen at the University Medical Center Mainz and is former President of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.
She is member of the Board of Trustees of the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research GEOMAR, the University Council of the Excellence University TU Dresden and the University of Applied Sciences Fulda. She chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ludwig Boltzman Gesellschaft and is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Private Excellence Initiative Johanna Quandt - Stiftung Charité.
Simon served as member in the scientific commission and the medical committee of the German Council of Science and Humanities, in the Senate of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, in the Supervisory Boards of the University Hospital Düsseldorf and the TRON Translational Oncology Mainz gGmbH.
Simon´s initial training was in human medicine at Freiburg University (D) and University Hospital Basel (CH). She earned her MD from Freiburg University and later a Masters degree in Health Care Management from the University of Mannheim/Heidelberg. She completed a Research fellowship in Molecular Biology at the MGH, Harvard Medical School with focus on GI oncology and was trained in Internal Medicine with a specialization in Gastroenterology at the University Hospital Marburg. She is author of numerous international and national publications, invited lectures and review activities.