Prof. Philipp Schuetz 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, endocrinologist and specialist for clinical nutrition. He is head of internal medicine and emergency medicine at the at the Kantonsspital Aarau and Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology/Nutrition at the University in Basel, in Switzerland. He is also president of the Federal Commission for Nutrition in Switzerland. He has published > 300 studies and research articles in high-impact journals including the Lancet, JAMA, Annals of internal medicine among others. Prof. Schuetz obtained a research professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and was principal investigator of the EFFORT trial, the largest-yet randomized-controlled trial looking at clinical effects of clinical nutrition in medical ward patients.