Professor Andreas Melzer, MD, DDS
Director of IMSaT
Leader of MRI-guided Intervention and Surgery
t: +44 (0)1382 386646
e: a.melzer@dundee.ac.uk
Professor Andreas Melzer
Summary
Andreas Melzer was born in 1960 and after studies in Mainz and Tuebingen he qualified in Dentistry in 1989 and as MD in 1993. He has 20 years experiences in the development of medical technology for laparo-endoscopic surgery, interventional radiology, interventional & intraoperative MRI and image guided robotics, surgical instrumentation, surgical robotics and Nitinol devices with more than 60 patents and over 200 publications, more than 500 oral and poster presentations. He has served as co editor of three medical journals, Co-founder and partner of six start-up companies in the medical technology business and consultant for major vendors in medicine. He serves as organizer or chairman of various medical conferences and board member of six medical and technical societies. He currently is Professor of Medical Technology and Director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology IMSaT, a joint venture of the Universities Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland.
1998-2006
Professor of Applied Biomedical Engineering,
Director and Chairman of the Board
Institute for Medical Technologies and Management in Medicine INSITE med.
University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Clinical Position at the Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Dept. of Vascular Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital Buer, Gelsenkirchen
Current position from October 2006
Professor and Chair of "Medical Technology", board member of the "Clinical Research Centre" at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee

Director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology IMSaT of the Universities Dundee and St Andrews, Scotland

Director of the Joint Research Institute Medical Technology of the Northern Research partnership NRP, (Universities Aberdeen, Robert Gordon and Dundee)
  • 20 years experiences in the development on medical technology for laparo-endoscopic surgery, interventional radiology, Interventional and Intraoperative MRI and Robotics, surgical Instrumentation, robotics and Nitinol devices with more than 30 patents and over 200 publications, more than 500 orals and poster presentations.
  • Editorial functions
    • "Co Editor in Chief" Endoscopic Surgery and Allied Technologies ESAT 1993-1996
    • Technology Editor" Surgical Endoscopy 1995 - 2003
    • "Assistant Editor" Minimally Invasive Therapy and Allied Technologies since 1996
    • 2005 Endoskopie Heute, Thieme Publisher
    • 2007 Computer aided Radiology and Surgery
  • Co-founder of six start up companies in the medical technology business and consultant for major vendors
  • Co-organizer, chairman and invited speaker of various medical conferences and board member of medical societies
  • General Secretary of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology SMIT, Chairman of the "SMIT Image" Taskforce
Board Member
German Society for Endoscopy and Imaging Techniques DGE-BV
German Society for Medical Technologies DGBMT,
German Roof Association of Societies of Medical Technologies, DVMT
Committee Chairman
  • "MRI Technology in Medicine" Committee at DGBMT
  • "Endoscopic Surgery" AA Committee on German Standards DIN
  • "MRI Terms and Definitions" working group at Germans Standards DIN AA "Magnetic Resonance"
  • "Microsystems in Medicine" Committee 4.6 of GMM and VDE/VDI (Societies for electrical and mechanical Engineering)
Committee Member
EAES Technology Committee
ASTM working group MRI Safety
DIN AA Radiology WG Magnetic Resonance Procedures
Society Member
German Society for Endoscopy and Imaging Techniques DGE-BV
German Society for Medical Technologies DGBMT
German Roof Association of Societies of Medical Technologies, DVMT
German Society of Radiology DRG
European Association on Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.)
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
Institute for Medical Science and Technology, University of Dundee, Wilson House, 1 Wurzburg Loan, Dundee Medipark, Dundee DD2 1FD
Phone: +44 (0)1382 388355, Fax: +44 (0)1382 386588
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