About Us

Leadership Team

Renate Walter-Kirst, President

Renate Walter-Kirst is the President of Palleos healthcare services. She is also the founder of SKM clinical research, a clinical research organization (CRO), which was acquired by i3 in 2005. She has held the position of CEO for the German branch of i3. Overall, Ms. Walter-Kirst has over 23 years’ experience in building companies in the clinical outsourcing sector and managing up to 250 people in project related organizations.

Dr. Philip Räth, Vice President

Dr. Philip Räth is the Vice President of palleos healthcare services. He has a doctorate in the area Management Information Systems with previous positions held at IBM and SAP and focusses on the development of digitalization strategies in clinical research.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Räth, Clinical Development

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Räth is responsible for clinical development. He acquired his MD and PhD at the University of Heidelberg where he serves as an adjunct Professor of medicine. Prof. Räth has been the president of SKM CRS and head of medical and scientific affairs with i3 research. Overall, he has over 30 years of experience in clinical drug development as principal investigator and in academia and industry. He is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and hematology/medical oncology.

Project Team


  • Team
  • palleos healthcare services comprises of a strong multidisciplinary team with national and international backgrounds. Our specialists, with, on average, more than 10 years experience in different areas of expertise, offer a full range of services specialising in project management, regulatory affairs, data management, protocol design, medical writing, statistics, monitoring, and safety monitoring. palleos’ project managers aid in the development of the clinical protocol, coordinate the start-up of the project and oversee all aspects of the project through completion. A detailed project plan is developed at the beginning of the study, which outlines in detail the responsibilities, timelines and deliverables. We provide regulatory expertise (both EMA and FDA) to our local and international clients. palleos’ monitors conduct pre-study site selection and initiation, risk-based site monitoring, and site close out according to designated Standard Operating Procedures. Our project managers, trial managers and clients are able to monitor the project and study site performance while the study is running.