Director of Department of Pathology
University Hospital Cologne, Center for Integrated Oncology
Reinhard Büttner is Professor and Chairman of The Institute of Pathology at University Hospital Cologne, Köln, Germany, and the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of TARGOS Molecular Diagnostics. He completed his medical degree at the University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany, in 1985, before starting a residency at Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany. In 1987, he began post-doctoral work at the Gene Centre Munich and MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, TX, USA (1987‒1990). Returning to Germany in 1991, he took up a residency at the University of Regensburg, before becoming Professor and Chairman for Pathology at RWTH Aachen (1999‒2001). After which, he worked as a Professor and Chairman of Pathology at the University of Bonn (2001‒2011), before being appointed to his current position as Professor and Chairman of Pathology at the University of Cologne in 2011. Reinhard Büttner specialises in molecular pathology and is a member of a number of academic societies including the German Society of Pathology and the International Academy of Pathology. He is the Co-President of the International Academy of Pathology World Congress of Pathology, Cologne 2016. He has more than 450 peer-reviewed papers published in high-impact internationally renowned journals.