Dr. Axel Merseburger presented “Predicting Survival of Men with Prostate Cancer after RP” at the...Read More
Axel Merseburger, MD, PhD
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein
Prof Axel S. Merseburger is currently Chairman of the Clinic of Urology at University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Lübeck, Germany, having previously served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Urologic Oncology and Director of the Urologic Oncology Programme at Hannover Medical School, Germany. Professor Merseburger obtained his medical degree from Hannover Medical School in 2002 following a 1-year academic research programme in Washington D.C., USA, where he finished his M.D. thesis. He completed a residency in surgery and urology at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany, and was a Research Fellow at the Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA, in 2006. Professor Merseburger accepted a position as a staff member in Hannover in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 and full Professor in 2012. Professor Merseburger is board certified in urology and is a member of numerous national and international urological and oncological associations, as well as serving as a reviewer and member of the editorial board for many journals, Professor Merseburger is Associate Editor of the World Journal of Urology. Furthermore, he is a member of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guideline Group for Renal Cancer and Chairman of the EAU Guideline Group for Lasers and Technologies. Professor Merseburger has won multiple awards, stipends and prizes for his molecular and clinical research and has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His main area of interest is urological oncology. Professor Merseburger’s key areas of interest are renal cell carcinoma, prostate cancer and transitional cell carcinoma, with special attention given to novel markers and prognostic factors. He is a principal investigator in German Phase II and III trials.