Biography & Research:
Department of Neurology, Alzheimer Center
VU University Medical Center
Dr Philip Scheltens studied at the VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, gaining his MD in 1984, and PhD (Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Alzheimer’s disease) in 1993.
Dr Scheltens is Professor of Cognitive Neurology and Director of the Alzheimer Center at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, as well as Honorary Professor of Neurology at University College London. From 2011-2015 he has been the scientific director of the Dutch Pearlstring Institute (PSI). In 2012 he initiated the Dutch “Deltaplan Dementie” and was appointed as vice-chair of the board in 2013. He is founder of, and has directed since 2000 the VUmc Alzheimer Center, which under his directorship produced to date over 54 PhD theses.
He has authored >695 peer reviewed papers and >50 book chapters and co-edited several textbooks. In 2015 his first Dutch book entitled “het Alzheimer Mysterie” was published (Arbeiderspers), which entered the bestseller list in 2 weeks.
He was elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and was elected as member of the board in 2015.