prof. dr. P.J. (Paul J.) van Diest Full Professor
- Department of Pathology
Paul J van Diest has been a dedicated cancer researcher since the start of his career, obtaining numerous grants a.o. from the NIH and the Dutch Cancer Society. He 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 Adjunct Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA. He serves on the editorial board of >20 international journals. He has been active in the board as secretary and president of several international societies. He has published >700 papers in peer reviewed journals, personally supervised 70 PhD theses, and has an H-index of 66. The main theme of his research is finding ways for prevention, optimized diagnosis and cure of breast cancer, both the male and female forms. He is also active in the field of implementing digital pathology.
From all these activitites for the UMC Utrecht there never is personal income, or - if there is a fee - it is for the department of pathology of Utrecht.
Adjunct Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA
Member of the Breast Cancer Working Group of the University Medical Center Utrecht.
Member of the European Working Group for Breast Screening Pathology
Member of the expert panel quality indicators breast cancer
Member of the Digital Pathology advisory board of Philips and Sectra.
Member of the Board of the Dutch Federation for Medical Scientific Societies
Member of the Program Committee of the Breast Screening Program.
President elect of the European Association of Pathology Chairs and Program Directors
Vice-director of the Pathology Residency Program of the UMC Utrecht
Head of the Utrecht Training program for Experimental Pathobiology
Editorial board activities
World Journal of Surgical Procedures
Member of the Editorial Board of Recent Patents on Biomarkers
Member of the Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Clinicians
Associate editor of BMC Cancer
Member of the Editorial Board of Pathology Research International
Member of the Editorial Board of The Open Plastic Surgery Journal
Member of the Editorial Board of The Open Prostate Journal
Member of the Editorial Board of Laboratory Investigation
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research
Member of the Editorial Board of Biotechnic and Histochemistry
Member of the Editorial Board of Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology
Academic Editor of PlosOne
Associate editor of the Journal of Case Reports in Medicine
Member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Medical Genetics
Member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Clinical Urology
Member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Surgical Procedures
Member of the Editorial Board of Current Biomarker Findings
2005- Member of the breast cancer advisory board of Astra Zenica
2008- Member of the Digital Pathology advisory board of Philips.
2013- Member of the Advisory Council of the Breast Cancer Society Netherlands (BVN)
2014- Member of the advisory board of PathXL
2015- Member of the advisory board of Sectra
Invited Speaker on (Inter)National Meetings 121 in 2003-2019: 1 only 2018-9 below for brevity reasons
Sol Goldman Think-Tank Meeting on Artificial Intelligence as Applied to Pancreatic Cancer. Baltimore, MD, USA, April 16, 2018. Invited speaker.
11th joint meeting of the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology and the Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland. Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 19-22 2018. Invited speaker.
30th European Congress of Pathology, Bilbao, Spain, September 8-12, 2018. Invited speaker.
Hans Peterse Lecture at the NKI breast cancer symposium 2018. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 31, 2018. Invited speaker.
Digital pathology in daily practice: The current status and the future. Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 2 2018. Organizer, speaker.
84th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Pathology. Lugano, Switzerland, November 10, 2018. Invited speaker.
European Congress of Radiology. Vienna, Austria, Febuary 27-March 3, 2019. Invited speaker.
Artificial Intelligence in 2019: Where we are now. London UK, March 22, 2019. Invited speaker.
1e Wad 'n Workshop: Mammacarcinoom, Terschelling, The Netherlands, March 24-26. Invited speaker.
European Working Group of Breast Screening Pathologists. Dublin, Ireland, March 29 2019. Invited speaker.
Pathology week. Veenendaal, The Netherlands, April 9-12. Invited speaker.
5th Digital Pathology & AI congress: USA. NYC, NY, USA. June 13-14, 2019. Invited speaker
1 NVvO Dutch Society of Oncology
2 ODDP, Oncology Drug Development in Practice
3 University of Siena
OncoMark Ltd. Dublin, Ireland, Euro 15,000
Samantree Medical SA, Lausanne, Switzerland, Euro 18.000
Fellowship and Awards
Dutch Cancer Society (KWF)
Health Care Efficiency Research Programme of The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)