Dr. med.

Josef Schuster

Central Council of Jews in Germany

Focus of the Commitment in the German Ethics Council

  • Medical Ethics
  • Ethical questions from a Jewish perspective

Born in 1954

Professional Background

  • Since 1988 Internist with medical practice in Würzburg
  • 1980 PhD as Dr. med.
  • 1973-1979 Studies of medicine at the University of Würzburg

Memberships

  • Since April 2020 Member of the German Ethics Council
  • Since 2014 President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany
  • Since 2014 Vice President of the World Jewish Congress
  • Since 2014 Vice President of the European Jewish Congress
  • Since 2002 President of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Bavaria (Landesverband Israelitischer Kultusgemeinden in Bayern)
  • Since 1998 President of the Jewish Communities in Würzburg and Lower Franconia
  • 2002-2017 Member of the Commission for Bioethics of the Bavarian State Government
  • 2001-2016 Member of the Central Ethics Committee of the German Medical Association
  • 2010-2014 Vice President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany
  • 1999-2010 Member of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of Jews in Germany

Distinctions

  • 2010 Bavarian Order of Merit
  • 2006 Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande)
  • Bavarian Constitutional Medal in Gold