Michael B. Zimmermann received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA and did his postgraduate training at the University of California in San Francisco and in Berkeley, USA. He is currently Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He is jointly a Visiting Professor in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition at the University of Zurich Hospital, Switzerland. He has published over 250 papers and has received several awards, including the 2013 International Endocrinology Award from the American College of Endocrinology, and is a 2018 Highly Cited Researcher (top 1%), Web of Science, Cross-Field Category.