Prof. Philipp Schuetz serves as Avalon’s Clinical Director. He was born in Switzerland and studied Medicine at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and the University Kremlin Bicetre in Paris, France. He is a board-certified internist and endocrinologist. He has broad clinical and research interests focusing on the application of new developments in endocrinology, infectious diseases, critical illness and general medicine. He has done extensive research on hormones, “hormokines” and other biomarkers for better diagnostic and prognostic work up of patients with systemic infections. He managed two large nation-wide trials investigating Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic stewardship in primary care and in the Emergency Departments of several Swiss hospitals. He authored and co-authored more than 100 original articles and reviews and published his original work in journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), The Lancet and Archives of Internal Medicine, among others. In 2009, he moved to Boston and obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Harvard School of Public Health while doing clinical research at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Upon his return to Switzerland, he obtained a professorship from the Swiss National Foundation. He currently works clinically at the Medical University department at the Kantonsspital Aarau in the emergency department and the Endocrine unit; and is in charge of clinical studies focusing on clinical nutrition (EFFORT), as well as on improved triage and management of patients throughout their hospital stay with the use of novel biomarkers.