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Dr. Haiko van der Marel

Dr. Haiko van der Marel

  • Medical Doctor’s degree (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Master of Science degree (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Specialization in General Practice (Three-year fulltime specialization after obtaining medical doctor’s degree)

Clinical Interests

General Practice


Internal Medicine

Emergency Care

Dr. Profile

Dr. Haiko van der Marel obtained his medical doctor’s degree at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After this he worked as a resident in paediatrics, and then specialized in general practice, also in the Netherlands. He has also done several years of scientific research in Shanghai (China), successfully completed postdoctoral education in internal and tropical medicine, and has been awarded a scholarship for medical ethics.

With over 15 years of clinical experience in the Netherlands, China and Cambodia, Dr. Haiko has been working as a medical doctor in Phnom Penh since 2016, looking after both the expatriate and local community.

Personal information

“After living a large part of my childhood in Malaysia and as an adult in China, I knew I wanted to eventually live and work in this region again. When the opportunity came to move to Phnom Penh, after having worked here on a temporary basis, it was quite an easy choice for me and my family.
We (me, my Dutch wife, our two daughters of nine and eight and son of four years old) moved to Phnom Penh the end of 2016 and haven’t regretted it a single day. 

Although I have a specific interest in the medical areas as mentioned above, in the early phase of my medical study I already knew I eventually would want to specialize in general practice. The medical broadness of this specialization really appeals to me. Also, the continuity of the relationship with the patient and the central role of a general practitioner in the family are aspects that I really enjoy in my work.”