Paul J van Diest

University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands


Paul J van Diest studied Medicine at the VU University medical center (VUMC) in Amsterdam from 1981-1988. After his MD graduation, he worked as PhD student in the Department of Pathology of the VUMC. After obtaining his (cum laude) PhD in 1990, he worked for another year as postdoc and was then resident in Pathology from 1991-1996 at VUMC. After obtaining his Board certification in Pathology in 1996, he became Consultant Pathologist at the Department of Pathology of the VUMC and was Head of the Quantitative Pathology Unit. In 1999 he was appointed Associate Professor and was also Head of Pathology, Stichting Artsen Laboratorium, Utrecht, The Netherlands, from 1999-2003. In 2001, he was promoted to full Professor of Oncologic Pathology and 2001- 2003 was appointed as Director of the Oncology Research Institute of the VUMC. 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. From 2009-2012, he was the chairman of the Division of Laboratories and Pharmacy. He is Adjunct Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA. He serves on the editorial board of 23 international journals, was editor of the Journal of Clinical Pathology from 1998-2002, and is academic editor of PlosOne, BMC Cancer and Pathology Research International. He has been active in the board as secretary and president of the International Society for Diagnostic Quantitative Pathology, the European Society of Analytical Cellular Pathology, and the International Society for Cellular Oncology. He is president elect of the European Association of Pathology Chairs and Program directors. He has published 545 papers in peer reviewed journals, personally supervised 43 PhD theses, and has an H-index of 60.

Biography Updated on 28 May 2013

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