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headline-markerProf. Dr. Andreas Melzer

Executive Director | Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Interventions – division leader

andreas.melzer@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

+49 341 97-12026

Background and Position

Schooling

  • Study of Medicine and Dentistry in Mainz and Tübingen
  • 1989 Graduation in Dentistry
  • 1993 Graduation in Medicine

Medical and Scientific Activities

  • 20 years experiences in the development of: Medical technology for laparo-endoscopic surgery, Interventional radiology, Interventional and intraoperative MRI Image guided robotics, Surgical instrumentation, Surgical robotics, Nitinol devices– More than 100 patents and over 300 publications– Co-founder and partner of six start-up companies in the medical technology business– Consultant for major vendors in medicine
  • 1986 – 1993 Technology Director at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Lab of Prof Gerhard Buess in Mainz and Tübingen
  • 1993 – 2000 Training Radiology and Leader Interventional MRI research; Mülheim Radiology Institute University Witten-Herdecke
  • 2000 – 2006 Clinical Position at the Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Dept. of Vascular Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital Buer, Gelsenkirchen-
  • 1998 – 2006 Professor of Applied Biomedical Engineering
  • 2003 – 2006 Founding Director and Chairman of the BoardInstitute for Medical Technologies and Management in Medicine INSITE med.University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • 2006 – 2014 Professor of “Medical Technology” and head of Division, Founding Director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) of the Universities Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland
  • since 2006 Board member of the “Clinical Research Centre” at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee
  • Director of the Joint Research Institute Medical Technology of the Northern Research Partnership (NRP) (Universities Aberdeen, Robert Gordon and Dundee)
  • Since Sep 2014 Executive director of ICCAS
  • 2015 – 2017 Professor of focused ultrasound, surgery and drug delivery (1000 Plan)
  • Visiting professor by the National Cancer Center Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy in South Korea (since 2019)

Affiliations

  • Professor of Medical Technology and Founding Director of IMSaT at the University Dundee, UK
  • Director of the Joint Research Institute Medical Technology of the NRP, UK
  • Professor of Computer Assisted Surgery and Director of ICCAS at the University of Leipzig, Germany

Awards and Appointments

  • Honorary Clinical Professor NHS Tayside, Scotland
  • Invited Visiting Professor at BWH AMIGO, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Visiting Professor at Sheba Medical Center, Israel
  • Visiting Professor at Children‘s National Medical Center, Washington DC, USA
  • Visiting Professor 1000 Plan “Therapeutic Imaging” at Chonquing University of Technology, China
  • General Secretary of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT)
  • General Secretary of the „European Focused Ultrasound Society“ (EUFUS)

Membership, Functions

Board member:

  • German Society for Endoscopy and Imaging Techniques (DGE-BV)
  • German Society for Medical Technologies (DGBMT)
  • German Roof Association of Societies of Medical Technologies (DVMT) (1998 – 2012)
  • Chairman of the board and general secretary Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, SMIT e.V. (since 1999)
  • Chairman of the board European Focused Ultrasound Charitable Society EUFUS e.V.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board for Internal Affairs, High Tech Surgery Association (HTC) (since 2018)
  • Board of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (BMT) ‘Clinical Application’ (since 2018)

Committee chairman:

  • “MRI Technology in Medicine” Committee at DGBMT (1998)
  • “Endoscopic Surgery” AA Committee on German Standards DIN (1990 – 1999)
  • “MRI Terms and Definitions” working group at Germans Standards DIN AA “Magnetic Resonance”
  • “Microsystems in Medicine” Committee 4.6. of GMM and VDE/VDI (Societies for electrical and mechanical Engineering) (1999 – 2005)

Committee member:

  • European Association on Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) Technology Committee (1995 – 2015)
  • ASTM-FDA working group MRI Safety (1996)
  • DIN AA Radiology WG Magnetic Resonance Procedures (2000)
  • CARS Program Committee (2006)
  • SMST Review Committee (since 1994)

Society member:

  • German Society for Endoscopy and Imaging Techniques (DGE-BV)
  • German Society for Medical Technologies (VDE DGBMT)
  • German Roof Association of Societies of Medical Technologies (DVMT)
  • German Society of Radiology (DRG)
  • European Association on Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
  • Fellow of the British ‘Adacemy of Medical Sciences’ (since 2019)

Editorial Functions:

  • Co-Editor in Chief Endoscopic Surgery and Allied Technologies ESAT (1993 – 1996)
  • Technology Editor Surgical Endoscopy (1995 – 2003)
  • Assistant Editor Minimally Invasive Therapy Allied Technologies (since 1996)
  • Thieme Publisher Endoskopie Heute (2005)
  • Computer aided Radiology and Surgery (2007)
  • Editorial Board Surgical Endoscopy (2009)
  • Reviewer:  ERC (LS7 panel member 2010 – 18), Welcome Trust, UK MRC and EPSRC; Dutch, Norwegian, Italian and Polish Research Councils