Since 1 January 2015, Bela Kubat has been professor holding an endowed chair in Forensic Pathology of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science at Maastricht University.
Dr. Kubat will initially focus on developing a pathology curriculum and teaching medical students and trainee research assistants in this area. Medical specialists who may be confronted with victims of violent crimes are important educational target groups. The specialists concerned include paediatricians, neurologists, surgeons and neurosurgeons, trauma physicians, ER physicians, and family doctors.
The forensic pathologist will also explore the possibilities of radiological examination of the deceased. She will also identify and list which recent techniques are present in Maastricht for establishing the causes of death and whether there are any possibilities for setting up and conducting new studies in this area.
Bela Kubat, born in 1957, studied medicine at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (currently Radboud University in Nijmegen). She worked as a medical research assistant at the Neurology Department of St. Annadal Hospital (currently Maastricht UMC+) and at the Institut für Neuropathologie of the Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Essen.
Dr. Kubat obtained her PhD in 1993 at Rijksuniversiteit Limburg/Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (AZM) in cerebral infarcts. Following this, she worked in AZM as a medical trainee at the Clinical Pathology Department.
Dr. Kubat finished her pathology training in 2002, after which she continued to work in Maastricht as a pathologist/neuropathologist. In March 2003, she joined the NFI as a pathologist/neuropathologist.
In addition to forensic pathologist, Dr. Kubat is also trainer for the internal training for forensic pathologist at the NFI and assessor for the forensic pathology register of the Netherlands Register of Court Experts (NRGD).