Reinhard Büttner is Professor and Chairman of The Institute of Pathology at University Hospital Cologne, Köln, Germany, and the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of TARGOS Molecular Diagnostics. He completed his medical degree at the University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany, in 1985, before starting a residency at Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany. In 1987, he began post-doctoral work at the Gene Centre Munich and MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, TX, USA (1987-1990). Returning to Germany in 1991, he took up a residency at the University of Regensburg, before becoming Professor and Chairman for Pathology at RWTH Aachen (1999-2001). After which, he worked as a Professor and Chairman of Pathology at the University of Bonn (2001-2011), before being appointed to his current position as Professor and Chairman of Pathology at the University of Cologne in 2011.
Reinhard Büttner specialises in molecular pathology and is a member of a number of academic societies including the German Society of Pathology and the International Academy of Pathology. He is the Co-President of the International Academy of Pathology World Congress of Pathology, Cologne 2016. He has more than 450 peer-reviewed papers published in high-impact internationally renowned journals.