dr. K. (Kathelijn) Fischer Associate Professor - medical
- Hematology/Van Creveldclinic
Kathelijn Fischer has been working at the University Medical Center Utrecht, both as a Paediatric Haematologist and a Clinical Epidemiologist.
Dr Fischer finished her medical training in 1988 is a registered paediatrician since 1994. Dr Fischer specialized in paediatric haematology and oncology in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Subsequently, she performed PhD research in haemophilia while training as a clinical epidemiologist. She published her thesis on ‘Treatment strategies in severe haemophilia: in search for the optimal treatment’ in 2001.
Dr Fischer supervises four PhD students and served as co-promotor for seven other PhD students in the field of haematology, neurology and gynaecology.
Dr Fischer is principal investigator in several international studies on long-term results of haemophilia treatment, and is the epidemiologist for the European Haemophilia Safety Surveillance Study (EUHASS-member of the steering committee) as well as for the European PedNet registry.
The specific areas of expertise and interest of dr Fischer include the epidemiology of haemophilia (including use of registries), prophylactic treatment, and outcome assessment in haemophilia care.
- Membership of international working groups: International Prophylaxis Study Group (IPSG), European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders (EAHAD; former EC member), she is a former co-chair of the FVIII/IX SSC subcommittee of the ISTH and participated in the group that drafted the Principles of Haemophilia Care.
- Member of the National Haemophilia Registry Committee of the Dutch Haemophilia Treaters Board (NVHB)
- Membership professional organisations: NVK (Dutch Paediatric Society,- section benign haematology), ISTH (International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis), WFH (World Federation for Haemophilia)
- Section editor for Thrombosis and Haemostasis journal, member of the editorial board for Haemophilia journal
Fellowship and Awards
Bayer Haemophilia Special Project Award (2005)