Jiwa, Nazer Mehdi M.D., Ph.D.
Date of birth: 14-01-1961
Contact details:
+31 (0) 6 – 15 40 17 70

Professional summary
After working for many years in clinical pathology labs I focused on the challenges laboratory medicine has to face today. High quality standards require extra resources, continuous education and (sub)specialization to ensure the optimal treatment of individual patients. This is only possible when laboratories work together in a dynamic network organization, sharing expertise and develop and implement new diagnostic methods (including molecular biology) in the routine diagnostics.

Another field of medicine that has my special interest is integrative health. Our current medicine is good when it comes to standardized specialist medicine, but a lot is left behind when it comes to complex problems that require customization. To meet this need, we have established the Dutch Integral Health Institute.

Laboratory management, patient safety, in vitro diagnostics and education/training programs, Integral Health


Comicro B.V., CEO February 2014 – 30-11-2015
Symbiant B.V., co-founder and CEO/pathologist April 2011- 30-11-2015
Chief pathologist a.i. Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn January 2008 – April 2011
Chief pathologist a.i. Zaans Medical Center January 2008 – April 2011
Chief pathologist Medical Centre Alkmaar January 2002 – April 2011
Pathologist Medical Center Alkmaar September 1996 – January 2002
Pathologist Free University, Amsterdam May 1995 – September 1996


Chairman HSMR/mortality data, Medical Center Alkmaar May 2007 – December 2009
Board member DMSA, Medical Center Alkmaar January 2002 – 2010
Board member Medical Staff Governance, Medical Center Alkmaar May 2002 – September 2006

Developing Education programs

  • Pathologists assistant training program in collaboration with de Laboratory High School, Leiden
  • Virtual Cytology Academy (Digital Training Program) in collaboration with Doxero B.V.
  • Laboratory Business Program

Scientific expertise


  • P. Kanavaros: Ph.D. thesis: ‘Pathogenetic aspects of human lymphomas with special emphasis on Epstein-Barr virus, site of origin and expression of the CD30 molecule’ (22 February 1995).
  • J.J. Oudejans: Ph.D. thesis: ‘Epstein-Barr virus in the pathogenenis of lymphoproliferative disorders’ (22 May 1996).
  • A.A.T.P. Brink: Ph.D. thesis: ‘Role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in the genesis of EBV-associated lymphomas’ (16 June 1999).
  • S. Al-Janabi Ph.D. thesis: ‘Whole slide images for primary diagnostics in pathology’ (11 June 2013).
  • Ch. Kuijpers. thesis: ”Quality assessment and improvements in pathology practice” (31 April 2016).

Academic Publications
84 academic publications: for details see


Management for Medics 2002 – 2003, 2005
Residential pathologist, Free University Amsterdam November 1990 – May 1995
Post-Doc: setting up a laboratory for In Situ Hybridization
at the Free University, Amsterdam
November 1989 – November 1990
Ph. D. thesis: ‘Early detection of human cytomegalovirus
in transplant recipients’, Leiden University
March 1987 – November 1989
Medicine study at the University of Amsterdam 1979 – 1987

Extracurricular activities

Chairman of the Foundation of Philosophy and Meditation 1995 – present
Chairman of the Foundation ‘De Cynham’ 1998 – present
Chairman of the Foundation Integraal Gezondheidsinstituut Nederland 2021 – present