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University Medical Center Groningen

prof. dr. A.J.H. (Albert) Suurmeijer

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Albert J.H. Suurmeijer was born in Veendam, the Netherlands, at 31-07-1955.

After obtaining has M.D. degree (University of Groningen 1979), he was trained as a pathologist in the Department of Pathology of the University of Groningen between 1980 and 1984. In 1984 he completed his Ph.D. thesis on nonseminomatous germ cell tumors of the testis. Between 1984 and 1998 he was head of the Department of Pathology of the Deaconess Hospital / Martini Hospital in Groningen. In 1998 he returned to the academic environment as a senior surgical pathologist and cytopathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the University Medical Center Groningen. He was appointed Professor of Pathology in 2009. His main areas of scientific interest are the pathology of tumors of soft tissue and bone as well as cardiovascular pathology. Albert J.H. Suurmeijer has written more than 150 diverse scientific articles on antigen retrieval techniques in pathology, germ cell tumors, melanomas and sarcomas. Concerning cardiovascular pathology, articles have been published on genetic cardiomyopathies and thrombus aspiration with PCI. He has also written a book, on the Pap Smear (with M.E. Boon). His teaching for university medical students focusses on oncopathology and cardiovascular pathology. Laboratory management responsibilities comprise safety and quality issues n pathology. His diagnostics skills cover various fields of expertise, of which cardiovascular pathology, surgical oncopathology, dermatopathology, and cytopathology are areas of personal interest.

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