October 2016

In recognition of his research and work, especially in the areas of cardiac imaging and magnetic resonance imaging, Professor Albert de Roos has been invited by the European Society of Radiology to present the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecture at ECR 2014.

Albert de Roos is professor of radiology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Originally from Ermelo, the Netherlands, Prof. de Roos received his medical degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Amsterdam in 1980 and then completed his residency in internal medicine at Zeeweg Hospital Velsen. He then went on to carry out a residency in radiology at St. Elisabeth Gasthuis Haarlem and University Hospital Leiden. In 1985, he was awarded a PhD for his thesis on ‘Biphasic Colon Examination’.

In 1988, Prof. de Roos travelled to the United States to become assistant professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He returned to the Netherlands to become associate professor of radiology at Leiden University Medical Center, where he has held a number of posts, including director of magnetic resonance imaging and director of computed tomography. He also served as co-leader of the Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands’ ‘Cardiovascular MRI’ project.

A well-published researcher, Prof. de Roos has authored or co-authored more than 400 scientific journal articles. In addition to writing articles, he currently serves as deputy editor of the scientific journal Radiology.

Prof. de Roos has been widely recognised for his work and has received honorary membership from the German and Hungarian societies of radiology. He has also been awarded a large number of grants throughout his career.

An active member of many national and international scientific societies, Prof. de Roos served as president of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology in 1997 and the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in 2013. On a national level, he served as scientific secretary of the Dutch Society of Radiology from 1996 to 1999. At ECR 2014 he will deliver the Josef Lissner Honorary Lectureentitled ‘Research in cardiac imaging: how I do it’.