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Tobias Silberzahn


Has dedicated his career to advancing health and wellbeing. Serves healthcare and life sciences organizations with a focus on healthcare innovation and health tech business-building.

Based in Berlin, Tobias is a partner in the firm’s Life Sciences Practice. He is also a trained biochemist and immunologist, with a focus on healthcare innovation, health tech business-building and digital transformation.

Tobias leads the Health Tech Network, a global community of more than 1,500 health tech company CEOs and founders, as well as more than 400 friends of the network. Tobias also hosts the Medtech R&D industry roundtable and co-publishes the “eHealth Monitor Germany”, an annual book about the digitization of the German health system.

Within McKinsey, Tobias co-leads a health and wellbeing program for employees in Germany and Austria—focused on sleep, nutrition, stress management and fitness—that was recently awarded the Brandon Hall HCM Excellence Award in Gold.

Tobias is a member of SCIANA: The Health Leaders Network, and supports Startsocial, a not-for-profit program aimed at advancing social initiatives in Germany.

Published Work

German e-health offerings expand, but adoption remains uneven,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Out of the shadows: A brighter future for pharma technical development,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Germany’s e-health transformation makes uneven progress,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

eHealth Monitor 2021,” MWV Medizinisch Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, 2021

Sleep on it: Addressing the sleep-loss epidemic through technology,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Germany’s e-health infrastructure strengthens, but digital uptake is lagging,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

The European path to reimbursement for digital health solutions,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020


King’s College, London
PhD, immunology

Eberhard Karls University
MA, biochemistry