Aad van der Lugt, MD, PhD

Department of Radiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Aad van der Lugt, MD, PhD, is Professor of Neuroradiology and Head/Neck Radiology at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam/NL. He is Clinical Section Chief Neuroradiology as well as being director of the neuroradiological research program, which encompasses research into neurovascular, neurodegenerative and neuro-oncological diseases. Prof. van der Lugt’s personal research focuses on vascular imaging (CTA/MRA) with emphasis on the characterization of atherosclerotic disease in the carotid artery with ultrasound, CT, and MRI. His primary interest is in finding imaging parameters that indicate an increased risk of ischemic stroke.

He has expanded his research into imaging biomarkers in large population-based studies. He is responsible for the imaging infrastructure in the “Rotterdam Study”, a prospective population-based cohort study investigating determinants of chronic and disabling diseases in the elderly. Both neurovascular and neurodegenerative disorders are key topics in this study.

Prof. van der Lugt has had a long and distinguished career. Shortly after completely his residency, he was awarded a coveted Clinical Fellowship by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. He has amassed over €2,000,000 in research funding and participated in several large European consortia. He has supervised/is supervising more than 20 PhD students, as well as publishing 13 chapters. He has co-authored >200 peer-reviewed journal articles which have been cited >4000 times. Prof. van der Lugt’s h-index is 34.

Prof. van der Lugt is Director of the Hands-On teaching program of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) and as such Board Member of the ESMRMB. He is also a member of the Research Committee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and Chairman of the ESR Working Group on Personalized Medicine.rship.