All-round general surgeon with experience in Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer, Thyroid Surgery and Colorectal Cancer. Experience in all general surgery interventions like laparoscopy, proctology, hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery. Experience in pancreatic and stomach surgery. Experience with basic paediatric surgery, trauma care and surgical fracture treatment. Longstanding experience in a big Dutch Teaching Hospital. Management experience in all levels of the Hospital.

Started his career as a “tropical doctor” working 3 years in a mission hospital in rural Kenya, before he started his training as a surgeon in The Netherlands. Member of the surgical pool of the ICRC. Volunteer Surgeon in LMIC like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania. Member of the GIEESC of the WHO. Active in Global Surgery projects like Gasless Laparoscopy and Sign International. Fellow of the ARSI, Association of Rural Surgeons of India. One of the founders of the International Federation Rural Surgery. Secretary of the Netherlands Society International Surgery.

Wishes to push further the Global Surgery project with the G4. Believes in close cooperation projects, between surgeons and Surgical Institutions from HIC with LMIC.

Happily married with his wife Katinka, father of 3 children Pim, Kitty and Sophie, grandfather of Alma.