Stephan Harbarth is a full professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. A position he has held since 2018 and he is board certified in infectious diseases.

After serving as a clinical fellow in the Infectious Diseases Division in the Department of Internal Medicine at Geneva University Hospitals, Stephan completed his master’s degree in epidemiology at Harvard University in Boston, USA. Stephan’s work has garnered several awards. His group is currently conducting several clinical and epidemiological studies to evaluate key questions related to the control of the acquisition, transmission and infection by multidrug-resistant microorganisms. He participates in several ongoing large-scale EU-funded studies (R-GNOSIS, AIDA, COMBACTE) and coodinates the DRIVE-AB project to address this public health threat.

Stephan earned in 1993 his medical degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and completed his residency in internal medicine and tropical medicine at Munich University Hospitals.