C. Rene LeemansMD, PhD
Professor C. Rene Leemans, MD, Ph.D. is chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam since 2002. He is co-director of the VUmc Cancer Centre Amsterdam and Director of the Otolaryngology Residency Program and the Advanced Fellowship Program in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology at the VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam. His special interests include head and neck oncology, microvascular surgery, and basic research.
Rene Leemans has made a sustained and internationally recognized contribution to cancer care and research in the field of head and neck oncology over the past decades. He has published over 350 papers in high profile journals. His scientific standing has been recognized by election as President of the Netherlands Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the Dutch and, currently European Head and Neck Societies. He also serves on the council of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS).