Prof Sven Streit, MD, MSc PhD, is a practicing general practitioner (GP) in a rural community (Konolfingen) and Associate Professor in Primary Care at the University of Bern. In addition to seeing patients, he shares the responsibility to organize the Master program for pharmacist and conducts research into interprofessional primary care. He also promotes the GP specialty to young doctors, e.g., through the postgraduate GP training program of the Canton of Bern and together with Insel Gruppe AG the “Berner Curriculum für Allgemeine Innere Medizin” ( He actively teaches medical students, nurses, residents and young GPs. Prof Streit is past-president of the Swiss Organisation of Young GPs (JHaS, and served as chair of the European Organisation of Young GPs (VdGM, and chairs the committee to promote general internal medicine of SGAIM ( Prof Streit was promoted to medical doctor (MD) and Senior Lecturer (Privatdozent) at University of Bern, is board-certified in General Internal Medicine, and trained in epidemiology (MSc) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine ( and at Leiden University ( in the Netherlands (PhD). He leads international collaborative research projects (he is the PI of the OPTICA and LESS study and others) and represents Switzerland in the European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN,  

  Research interests

  • Hypertension (optimal treatment in old age)
  • Frailty (definition, implications, implementation in guidelines)
  • Polypharmacy (prevalence, optimizing)
  • Cardiovascular health in old age (diabetes, statins, hypertension)
  • Deprescribing (barriers and enablers)
  • Patient Public involvement (PPI)
  • Interprofessional primary care (new tasks for medical assistants, pharmacists)
  • Evaluation of GP training programs
  • Career promotion and implementation research in primary care

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