Prof. Dr. med. Axel S. Merseburger is the chairman of the Department of Urology, Campus Lübeck, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Professor Merseburger obtained his medical degree from Hannover Medical School in 2002 after a one-year academic research programme in Washington DC, USA, where he completed his MD thesis. In 2008, he accepted a staff position in Hannover and was promoted to associate professor in 2009; he obtained full professorship in 2012.
Professor Merseburger is board certified in urology and is a member of numerous national and international urological and oncological associations. In addition to serving as a reviewer and member of the editorial board of many journals, Professor Merseburger is the associate editor of the World Journal of Urology and Editor-in-Chief of the “Advanced Prostate Cancer Resource Centre”. Furthermore, he is a member of the European Association of Urology (EAU) Guideline Groups on Renal Cell Cancer. He serves as national and international principal investigator in several phase II/III clinical trials.
Professor Merseburger has won multiple awards, stipends and prizes for his molecular and clinical research and has authored and co-authored more that 200 publications.