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Prof. mult. Dr. med. Andreas Melzer

Executive Director

andreas.melzer@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

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
  • Since Oct 2006 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
  • 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

 

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)

Committee chairman:

  • “MRI Technology in Medicine” Committee at DGBMT
  • “Endoscopic Surgery” AA Committee on German Standards DIN
  • “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)

Committee member:

  • European Association on Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.)ASTM-FDA working group MRI Safety
  • DIN AA Radiology WG Magnetic Resonance Procedures
  • CARS Program Committee
  • SMST Review Committee (2006)

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 (E.A.E.S.)
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

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)

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