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Prof. S. (Suzanne) van de Vathorst

Lecturer and Researcher

  • Department
  • Medical Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine



With my background in medicine (MD) and with a PhD in philosophy, medical ethics proved to be my field.

The last few years my areas of interest are end-of life issues, research ethics, scientific integrity, and clinical ethics.

I also work at the Amsterdam UMC, on end-of-life issues exclusively.

Field(s) of expertise

  • medical ethics
  • research ethics
  • scientific integrity
  • ethics at end-of life
  • euthanasia
  • ethics in pediatrics

Education and career

  • Medicine, University Maastricht MD 1987
  • PhD in philosophy Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 'Your money or my life' on justice in health care, 2001
  • BKO-certificate, Erasmus MC 2016


Teaching activities

  • Thesis supervisor,
  • Teacher in ba, ma and postdoctoral courses,
  • Coordinator and teacher of Research Integrity course

Other positions

  • Member of the Dutch Health Council
  • Substitute member of the CCMO
  • Member of advisory board Chroom VI, RIVM,
  • Amsterdam UMC