Jacques Lenders, MD PhD FRCP

Jacques Lenders

Chair, Medical Advisory Board

Jacques Lenders received his MD Degree in 1975 at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. After his training as internist he served as staff member of the Department of General Internal Medicine of the Radboud University Medical Centre. He was deputy-chair of the department from 2005 until he retired at the end of 2012. Since 2008 he works also as a part-time affiliate staff member of the Department of Internal Medicine III, University Medical Center Gustav Carus, Dresden, Germany.

In 1988 he defended his thesis ‘Blood pressure and catecholamine reactivity to adrenergic stimulation in essential hypertension’. From 1-8-1991 to 31-12-1992 he worked as a visiting associate in the Clinical Neuroscience Branch of the NINDS at the NIH in Bethesda, USA, under supervision of Dr. I. Kopin. There he developed, together with Prof. Graeme Eisenhofer, an assay for measurements of plasma free metanephrines as a diagnostic test for pheochromocytoma. On his return to Nijmegen as staff member, he focused his research on diagnostic and clinical aspects of catecholamine-producing tumors. In Nijmegen he was one of the founders of the Radboud Adrenal Center. He initiated the Working Group on Endocrine Hypertension of the European Society of Hypertension and he is a member of the executive board of the Pheochromocytoma Research Support Organization. He has (co-)authored over 260 research articles, reviews and book chapters. Recently he served as chairman of the Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma Clinical Practice Guideline Task Force of The Endocrine Society.