Dr. von Stillfried is CEO of the Central Research Institute for Ambulatory Health Care in Germany (Zi). He had been its Managing Director from 2008 until 2019. The Zi is the research institution of the Associations of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) in the legal form of a foundation. The Zi focuses on care research with medical billing data and drug billing data of its sponsors.
From 1998 to 2008, Dr. von Stillfried headed the department of fundamental issues of the KBV. He joined KBV after working for a statutory health insurance company and a health insurance association. Dr. von Stillfried has been trained as a health economist at the Universities of Bayreuth (Germany) and York (UK). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Bayreuth which was jointly supervised by Prof. Peter Oberender (Bayreuth) and Michael Arnold (Tuebingen) while Dominik von Stillfried was a research fellow at the medical faculty at the University of Tuebingen (Germany).