Ronald F. Van VollenhovenMD, PhD
Ronald F van Vollenhoven is the Director of the Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center and Chief of the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the Academic Medical Center, and the Department of Rheumatology at Vrije Universiteit Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is also Chair of the Rheumatology Research Council at Reade and continues some of his responsibilities as Chief of the Unit for Clinical Therapy Research (ClinTRID) at the Karolinska Institute.
He received his MD and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. After graduating in 1984 he did immunology research at Cornell Medical College in New York, followed by residency (specialty training) in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a fellowship in Rheumatology at Stanford University in Palo Alto following which he received American Board of Internal Medicine certification in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. From 1993 to 1998 Professor van Vollenhoven was Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Medical Services Chief and Fellowship Director in the Division of Immunology and Rheumatology at Stanford University.
In 1998 Professor van Vollenhoven moved to Stockholm, Sweden, where he worked as a Senior Physician and Chief of the Clinical Trials Unit in the Department of Rheumatology at the Karolinska University Hospital and Associate Professor of Rheumatology; and in 2010, he was appointed as Professor and Unit Chief at the Karolinska Institute.