Paul J. van Diest, M.D, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology
Head of Department of Pathology
University Medical Center Utrecht

Paul J van Diest studied Medicine, did his PhD and pathology residency at the VU University medical center (VUMC) in Amsterdam. After obtaining his Board certification in Pathology in 1996, he became Consultant Pathologist at the Department of Pathology of the VUMC. In 1999 he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2001 to full Professor. In 2003 he moved to Utrecht to become Head of the Department of Pathology at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) where he is currently still working. He is Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA, and visiting professor at the University of Siena in Italy. He serves on the editorial board of 23 international journals. He has been active in the board as secretary and president of several international societies. He has published almost 700 papers in peer reviewed journals, personally supervised 60 PhD theses, and has an H-index of 65.

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