Andrej Zeyfang is Medical Director of the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Palliative Care at medius KLINIKEN OSTFILDERN-RUIT. He studied medicine from 1983 to 1989 at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy, and went on to specialise in internal medicine, clinical geriatrics, and diabetology. He held the post of a senior physician in the geriatric center of Stuttgart, Germany in 1997, and later obtained a second degree in basic research on trace elements from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Before taking on his current role, Dr Zeyfang was a senior doctor at the Clinic for Geriatric Rehabilitation in Aalen, Germany, and at the Bethesda Geriatric Hospital, Ulm, Germany and from 2006 to 2017 Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Diabetology at the Competence Centre for Geriatric Medicine at the Agaplesion Bethesda Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany.
From 2002 to 2015, Dr Zeyfang has been Chairman of the diabetes and geriatrics special interest group of the German Diabetes Society, and since now, he is Head of the diabetes special interest group of the German Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics. He is a member of the EAMA, EUGMS and the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Diabetes Foundation. He is peer reviewer for over twenty international journals. He has also been a researcher at the University of Ulm since 2011, and is the country leader of the MID-FRAIL and the VIVIfrail EU-funded research studies.
Dr Zeyfang’s main research interests include diabetes in old age, educational programmes for those persons. Moreover, the antioxidative system, frailty, cognition, and technical devices for diabetes therapy management in ambient assisted living (AAL) and digital solutions for elderly are his main topics. He is the author of educational programmes for geriatric patients with diabetes, books about geriatric medicine for students, the “evidence-based guideline on diabetes in old age”, and he contributed to hundreds of articles and books.