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curriculum vitae
désirée van der heijde, md, phd


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1958 Désirée Maria Francisca Marcel van der Heijde born
1971 - 1977

Secondary school gymnasium B [extra subject geometry] | Jeanne d'Arc Lyceum Maastricht

1977 - 1984

Medicine | Catholic University Nijmegen


Examination for the 'physicians' degree

1984 - 1993

Training in rheumatology.

1993 Board certified rheumatologist

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1986 - 1991

Research in clinical rheumatology resulting in the thesis entitled: 'Disease activity and outcome in rheumatoid arthritis. A methodological study'. The PhD degree was obtained on the 8th of march 1991.


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1993 - 1994 Medical Advisor in Rheumatology Kabi Pharmacia AB Uppsala, Sweden
1994 - 1998

Assistant Professor in Rheumatology University Hospital Maastricht Maastricht, the Netherlands

1998 - 2001

Associate Professor in Rheumatology University Hospital Maastricht Maastricht, the Netherlands

2000 - 2002

Guest Professor in Rheumatology Limburg University Center Diepenbeek, Belgium

2001 - 2007

Professor in Outcome assessment in musculoskeletal disorders Maastricht University Maastricht, the Netherlands

2007 - present Senior Researcher Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway
2007 - present

Professor in Rheumatology, in particular outcome research Leiden University Medical Center Leiden. The Netherlands


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the Gosling-award was received for the best research in the field of rheumatology for the period 1991-1993

2006 Robert Inman Lecturer, University of Toronto, Canada
2011 Carol Nachman award, Wiesbaden, Germany
2012 Doctor honoris causa, University Gent, Belgium