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Prof. Dr. Antonius Schneider

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Schneider (b. 1969) has been Director of the Institute for General Practice Medicine since 2009, the first general practice medicine professorship in Bavaria. His research focuses on strategies for the improvement of diagnostic methods in general medicine, e.g. on obstructive airways disease, renal insufficiency and recognition of depression. He also conducts research into psychological comorbidity and the challenges of its management in general practice medicine. These research activities are also linked to certain aspects of systematic quality management with the aim of improving the provision of general practice medicine.

Professor Schneider studied at the Universities of Gießen, Freiburg and Heidelberg. His clinical training followed at the Städtische Klinikum Karlsruhe and the University Clinic in Heidelberg, where he acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) at the Institut für Allgemeinmedizin und Versorgungsforschung (2008). From 2007 to 2009 he had his own medical practice in Leimen in Heidelberg. In 2009 he was appointed Chair of the Institute for General Practice Medicine.


    • Goldene Ehrennadel, Bundesverband der Pneumologen (2015)
    • 1. Platz, Dr.-Lothar-Beyer-Preis - Deutscher Forschungspreis für Allgemeinmedizin (2009)
    • Deutscher Forschungspreis Akupunktur für die Studie „Akupunktur bei Reizdarmsyndrom“ (2005)
    • 1. Promotionspreis des Deutschen Kollegiums für Psychosomatische Medizin (2001)

    Key Publications

    Schneider A, Schwarzbach J, Faderl B, Hautmann H, Jörres RA: "Whole-body plethysmography in suspected asthma - a prospective study of its added diagnostic value in 302 patients". Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2015; 112: 405-11.


    Schneider A, Wagenpfeil G, Jörres RA, Wagenpfeil S: "Influence of the practice setting on diagnostic prediction rules using FENO measurement in combination with clinical signs and symptoms of asthma". BMJ Open. 2015; 5(11): e009676.


    Schneider A, Wensing M, Biessecker K, Quinzler R, Kaufmann-Kolle P, Szecsenyi J: „Impact of quality circles for improvement of asthma care: results of a randomized controlled trial”. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2008; 14: 185-190.


    Schneider A, Korner T, Mehring M, Wensing M, Elwyn G, Szecsenyi J: “Impact of age, health locus of control and psychological co-morbidity on patients' preferences for shared decision making in general practice”. Patient Education and Counseling. 2006; 61:292-298.


    Schneider A, Dinant GJ, Szecsenyi J: „Zur Notwendigkeit einer abgestuften Diagnostik in der Allgemeinmedizin als Konsequenz des Bayes´schen Theorems“. Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich. 2006; 100:121-127.