August 2020

Doctor Bernd Montag from Erlangen, Germany, has presented the Plenary Lecture entitled ‘Digitalisation: the journey to a more human healthcare’ at ECR 2020.

Bernd Montag, PhD, is CEO of Siemens Healthineers in Erlangen, Germany. He was born in Munich in 1969 and completed his studies in physics at the Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he earned a PhD in theoretical multi-particle physics in 1995.

Dr. Montag started working as a scientific assistant at the institute of theoretical physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Erlangen in 1993.

Two years later, he joined Siemens, where he held positions in corporate quality management and sales in the hearing aid division. In 1999 he moved to imaging systems, where he served as a product manager for computed tomography and as the head of marketing for magnetic resonance business. In 2004 he assumed overall responsibility for computed tomography and in 2008 he was named president of the Imaging & Therapy Division, which combined the overall business of diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapies.


In February 2015 he was named CEO of Siemens Healthcare. As of March 2018, the company is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as Siemens Healthineers AG (SHL).

Siemens Healthineers has already received a number of awards for the quality and innovation of its products and solutions.