Roland Werner (b. 1925 – ) holds degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry, namely DDS, 1949; MD, 1951; DTM&H, 1956 and MB, BS and EDS. He qualified as an Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgeon and as an Otorhinolaryngology Specialist in 1963. During the period 1956 and 1973, Werner worked and researched at University Airlangga, Surabaja, Java, Indonesia, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, University Baghdad, Iraq and the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. During the period 1973-88, he held the appointment of Chief Medical Director at the Ministry of Health, Bremen, Germany, and was responsible for Teaching Hospitals and medical aid to developing countries. He was also associated with the University of Bremen for lectures about Transcultural Healing Systems of the World.
In 1978, Werner was made an Honorary Member of Traditional Malay Healers. Besides his specialist work at various universities overseas, Werner has spent 35 years of research work on the subject of Traditional Healing Systems of the World in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania. The author of a monograph and co-author of two medical handbooks, he has also published seven books on Traditional Transcultural Healing Systems. He has also contributed over 150 articles to scientific journals and is the holder of four medical patents. In 1991, Werner initiated the project “Culture of Healing / Preservation of Culture and Recording of Traditions”.