Peter Ziese, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer and Head of Medical Strategy & Innovation


Dr. Peter Ziese started his clinical career 1990 at the University Hospital of Tuebingen in Germany where he specialized in anesthesiology, with interest in pediatric and cardio-thoracic cases. He further specialized in intensive care and emergency medicine. In 1997 he joined the industry as a clinical consultant with Hewlett Packard, focusing on clinical information systems. In the following years Dr. Ziese took over responsibilities in telemedicine and key account management within the German health care organization of Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies.

Dr. Ziese joined Philips in 2001, working in international management and heading up first the marketing organization for patient monitoring and later on the sales and marketing center for Patient Monitoring and Critical Care Systems for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since 2005, he has been leading international sales and service organizations in different parts of Europe, Middle East and Africa with responsibilities for various Business Groups within Philips. In his previous roles Peter was responsible for global sales and marketing for Monitoring & Analytics and Therapeutic Care at Philips and managed as General Manager the Business Unit of Patient Monitoring and later the Business Monitoring & Analytics. Today he is the Chief Medical Officer and global Head of Medical Strategy & Innovation for PHILIPS.