Prof. dr. Philip Scheltens studied at the VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands, gaining his MD in 1984, and PhD (Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Alzheimer's disease) in 1993. Clinical residencies in neurosurgery at the Municipal Hospital Slotervaart, and at the VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, supported his academic development.
Dr Scheltens is Professor of Cognitive Neurology and Director of the Alzheimer Center at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. His main clinical and research interests are Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, magnetic resonance imaging, PET imaging and biomarkers. He is active in the field of biomarkers and clinical trials and has been the national PI for many studies, including fase 1-3 multicenter clinical trials. He founded and directs the Alzheimer Center since 2000, from which over 40 PhD theses have appeared since then.
Dr Scheltens is an active member of several societies including the Dutch Society for Neurology, the International Psychogeriatric Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the Alzheimer Imaging Consortium, the ISTAART consortium and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has been instrumental in organising several national and international conferences among which the Imaging symposium attached to ICAD. He chaired the dementia panel of the European Federation of Neurological Societies. He was associate editor of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and is now the co-editor-in-chief of Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy.
He has authored over 615 peer reviewed papers and > 50 book chapters. Dr Scheltens co-edited the books on Magnetic Resonance in Dementia and Neuroimaging in dementia (Springer), Neuroimaging in Dementia (Springer) and co-edited the book on Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Clinical Applications (Oxford University Press). He wasTreasurer of the International Society for Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders (Vas-Cog) until 2011. In 2011 he was elected as member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).