Resident Medical Microbiology

LeidenUniversity Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands

Suzanne van Asten was born on May 31, 1988 in Bilbao, Spain. After finishing her medical degree in 2014 at the Rijksuniversity Groningen, she became a research fellow at the UT Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, USA. For 2.5 years she worked with prof. Lawrence Lavery, studying diabetic foot infections and osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot. She participated in several research projects and joined the infection group of the International Working Group of the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) in 2015. In March 2018 she defended her dissertation titled: ‘Diagnosing and monitoring diabetic foot osteomyelitis’ at the Free University of Amsterdam. After finishing two years of Internal Medicine residency, she started her Medical Microbiology training at the Leiden University Medical Centre in 2019. Suzanne has developed an interest in diabetic foot infections and is constantly striving to improve research in this area.