Amsterdam Noord Holland Netherlands
I started my professional career as a medical doctor in Tanzania. After his residency in surgery I specialized in surgical oncology and worked for 16 years in the Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center (DDHCC) in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) as the Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology. In June 2000, I continued my professional career as a Professor in Surgical Oncology and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. From January 1st 2011 I retired form clinical practice.
I co-founded the company INCISION ( www.incision.care/ ) in 2014. The goal of this company is to provide modern teaching and training material (including low cost models) for residents and surgeons worldwide. Courses with an inguinal hernia model have been given in Ghana and Kenya.
I hope to find connections in the further development of low cost models for surgical training with a focus on Low and Middle Income countries.
Commercial organisation with a social enterprise model
- Surgical oncology
Professional affiliations / memberships
- American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
Other membership organisations
European Society Surgical Oncology, Society Surgical Oncology
- Bowel Obstruction (parasitic, adhesive, mass)
- Malignant disease– colon, rectal, anal, carcinoids
- Diverticular disease
- Stomas – colostomies / ileostomies
- End-to-end anastomosis (EEA) circular stapler
- Synthetic or biologic patches/mesh