In recognition of his significant research and work in the areas of MRI, CT and cardiovascular imaging, Professor Albert de Roos from Leiden, the Netherlands, was invited to deliver the Josef Lissner Honorary Lecture entitled, ‘Research in cardiac imaging: how I do it’.
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.