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Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp, MD, MSc, PhD, Leiden, the Netherlands

Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp, MD, MSc, PhD is a Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon in Leiden, the Netherlands. She is the head of the Spine research group: the Spine Intervention Prognostic Study group. She has been a senior member of staff since 2007. She has joined the CSRS-Europe board since 2013.

She was born in the Netherlands in 1969. She received her MSc grade in Pharmacy in 1995 and afterwards graduated from medical school at the University of Utrecht in 1998. She did her residency in Neurosurgery at the Leiden University Medical Centre from 1998-2006. In 2006 she obtained her PhD degree on evaluation of peripheral nerve regeneration. In 2006 she started to specialize in spine surgery and changed her research focus to spine. Currently she coordinates a research group with numerous PhD students that work on research themes varying from cervical to lumbar and from degenerative to congenital spine diseases. She and her research group received several research prices (NASS award 2014, Eurospine award 2014, ISSLS award 2013, Eurospine research grant 2012, Mario Boni Award 2010). She is specialized in spine surgery with special interest for craniocervical deformities and reconstruction, and achondroplasia.

She has a long list of scientific publications and invited guest lectures behind her. She is actively involved in spinal teaching, he has supervised several PhD trajectories and is involved in spine training programs of the European Association of Neurological Surgeons. She is a reviewer for Reviewer for European Radiology, the European Spine Journal and the Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences