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Meike Vernooij

Dr. Meike W. Vernooij, MD PhD, is a Neuroradiologist, Head & Neck radiologist and assistant professor in Radiology and Epidemiology at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Dr. Vernooij obtained her medical degree cum laude from Erasmus University in 2002. During her medical studies, she completed a Master of Science degree in Health Services Research (Nihes, The Netherlands).

Since December 2002, she has been in training as a resident in Radiology at Erasmus University Medical Hospital, followed by a clinical fellowship in Neuroradiology in 2009. Dr. Vernooij was a visiting resident at the Department of Radiology at Stanford University Medical Center in 2004. She combined her clinical work with a PhD in Neuroimaging/ Neuroepidemiology - completed cum laude in 2009 - and has been working as a clinician-researcher in the internationally renowned Rotterdam Study since 2005.

In 2008, she was awarded the Lourens Penning Prize by the Dutch Society of Radiology for her research on MRI in age-related brain diseases and in 2009, she was awarded the Research Prize of Erasmus University for her PhD work. Since 2010, she is principal investigator of Population Imaging of the Rotterdam Study and as such co-leading the Rotterdam Scan Study. Dr. Vernooij is a referee for various international peer-reviewed journals in the fields of Neurology, Neuroradiology and General Medicine. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the field of Neuroradiology and is currently supervising 5 PhD students.