Professor Jan Pruim is Full Professor of Medical Imaging at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), in particular hybrid imaging based on positron emission tomography. He stood at the base of the clinical PET program in The Netherlands; from 1990 onwards he was involved in the development of the PET-Center at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), at that time the first center in the country (and one of the few in the world). His research focusses on the use of positron emission tomography in clinical practice, especially in oncology, including cost-effectiveness.
He was Manager of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program at the UMCG, and, after the merger of the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine training programs, of the running residency programs and the new merged program. He is Chair of the Central Training Committee (CTC) at the UMCG, overseeing all residency programs, and Chair of the joint CTCs of all teaching hospitals in the north east of The Netherlands.
Professor Pruim has held an Extraordinary (visiting) Professorship at Stellenbosch University (Tygerberg Hospital) since 2012. He is an IAEA Expert, served as Chair of the European School for Multimodality Imaging and Therapy (ESMIT), and served on the Board of the European Association for Nuclear Medicine (EANM) from 2017 to 2019.