Axel S Merseburger is the chairman of the Department of Urology, Campus Lübeck, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Prof. 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.
Prof. 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, Prof. 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. Prof. Merseburger has won multiple awards, stipends and prizes for his molecular and clinical research and has authored more the 200 peer review publications.