Professor Paul Rheeder is a trained specialist physician with a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology obtained from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He occupied the Medihelp Chair in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Pretoria for 10 years. He is past Acting Head of the School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria. Currently he is employed as Senior Specialist Physician at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine. His main research interest is in improving management and outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus. He is a past member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Prevention in Cardiology. He is married with 3 children.