Dr. med. Gustav Ferdinand Preller
Research Associate

University of Potsdam,
Campus Golm,
Am Mühlenberg 9,
Building 62 (H-Lab), rm. 201,
14476 Potsdam

University Education

  • 2017-2019: Doctoral thesis (Dr. med.) University of Greifswald
  • 01/2017: Medical license to practice as a physician
  • 2010-2016: Medical Degree (German medical state exam), University of Leipzig
  • 2007-2010: B.A. (majoring in Law, Philosophy and English) University of Pretoria, South Africa und University of Constance (Germany)

Professional Experience

  • Since 03/2022: Research associate at the Junior Professorship for Medical Ethics with a Focus on Digitization, Faculty of Health Sciences Brandenburg
  • Since 08/2018: Resident doctor, Clinic for Psychiatry and psychotherapy, Alexianer Krankenhaus Hedwigshöhe, Berlin
  • Since 08/2019: Psychotherapy training in cognitive behavioral therapy and systems therapy
  • 04/2017-07/2018: Resident doctor, Clinic for Neurology, University Clinic Halle (Saale)

Research focus and interests

  • Ethics in psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • Ethics of digitalization in healthcare
  • Clinical ethics


Preller, G.; Salloch, S. (2018). Melanoma in the shopping mall. A utilitarian argument for offering unsolicited medical opinions in informal settings. In Bioethics 32: (3), pp. 193–198.

Preller, G; Salloch, S (2018): Der ärztliche Blick nach Dienstschluss – Der ärztliche Blick nach Dienstschluss – Blickdiagnosen außerhalb von Klinik und Praxis und ihre ethischen Fragen. In: Ärzteblatt Baden- Württemberg 2018 (01), S. 12–14

Preller, G; Seidlein, A; Salloch, S (2018): Unsolicited Diagnosis of Mental Disorder Epistemic and Normative Perspectives. In The American Journal of Bioethics 18 (5), pp. 34–35.

Source of the photo: private

Joint faculty
The University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg