Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

Last updated: 13.02.2014

Address: Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, the Netherlands

Tel: +31 71 5269111

Web: https://www.lumc.nl/home/

Company description

One of the eight medical centres in the Netherlands, the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) has five core tasks:

patient care
scientific research
study programmes
continuing education.

The LUMC employs 7000 people.

Patient care is largely focused on highly specialised care, the sort of care that cannot be provided anywhere else. The LUMC also offers a broad package of top-level clinical care, including organ transplants, cardiovascular interventions and all types of bone marrow transplants.

The research conducted in the LUMC is both fundamental and patient- and care-oriented. A considerable portion of the research centres on the translation from fundamental research to its use in patient care (from bench to bedside and vice versa). A good example is the recently opened C.J. Gorter Center, one of the world’s prominent centres in the area of MRI research.
The C.J. Gorter Center has installed the first 7Tesla MRI scanner in the Netherlands for use with humans. The research in the LUMC will be aimed at early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, a better understanding of migraine, the energy economy in healthy people and patients with diabetes, and the process of ageing. Important research themes in the LUMC are: ageing, neurosciences, vascular medicine, infectious diseases and immunology, cancer immunotherapy, regenerative medicine, oncogenetics, genetic epidemiology and bio-informatics.

The LUMC offers degree courses in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The training of medical specialists is also a core task of the LUMC. Medical specialists are trained in 27 specialities in collaborative clusters of general hospitals in the vicinity.

The Boerhaave Committee is another part of the LUMC. Its focus is the provision of high-quality training at post-academic and post-graduate as well post-vocational levels.

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patient care
scientific research
study programmes
continuing education



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