IBD surgeons

willem-bemelmanWillem Bemelman

Professor Willem Bemelman Graduated from Medical School at the University of Amsterdam in 1986. From 1986 until 1988 he worked as a research resident at the department of Surgical Research at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. From 1988 – 1994 he was trained as a surgical resident (Dr. J.N. Keeman and Prof. H. Obertop) in the St Lucas Andreas Hospital and Academic Medical Centre. In 1989 he achieved his PhD at the University of Amsterdam entitled “Esophageal reconstruction with the stomach”. In 1994 he worked as a fellow in Gastrointestinal surgery at the Department of Surgery in the Academic Medical Center. From 1995 until 1999 he worked as a consultant at the department of surgery at the Leiden University Medical Center, responsible for the benign gastrointestinal surgery, in particular Inflammatory Bowel Disease. From 1999 until now he has worked at the department of Surgery of the Academic Medical Center responsible for the Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery with special interest in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In 2006 he became a professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

christianne-buskensChristianne Buskens

Christianne Buskens graduated at the Medical School at the University of Utrecht in 1999. From 2000 until 2003 she worked as a research fellow at the department of surgery, and the department of experimental oncology at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam. This resulted in her PhD thesis ´The development of new treatment strategies for oesophageal cancer’, which she defended with distinction in 2004. She was trained as a surgeon from 2003 until 2009 at the AMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (Amsterdam), and Gelre Hospitals (Apeldoorn). After completion of her surgical training, she was granted a fellowship from the Dutch Cancer Organization (KWF) at the department of colorectal surgery in Oxford, United Kingdom. Here, she specialized in proctology and minimally invasive surgery. In January 2011, she became a staff member of the AMC colorectal surgeons group, and will combine her clinical work with translational stem cell research in inflammatory bowl disease and colorectal carcinomas. She also has a masters in clinical epidemiology from the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, Free University Medical Center, Amsterdam.

peter-tanisPieter Tanis

Pieter Tanis graduated from Medical School at the University of Rotterdam in 1998. He worked as research resident at the Netherlands Cancer Institute / Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital and defended his thesis ‘Methodology and implications of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymphadenectomy’ at the University of Amsterdam in 2002. He was trained as a surgeon from 2002 until 2008 at the Sint Lucas Andreas hospital, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital (AvL) and Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam.
After a fellowship of two years at the AvL hospital and AMC, he was certified as Oncology Surgeon in 2009. He became a staff member at the AMC in 2010. His clinical and research focus lies on colorectal surgery and liver surgery. He is a member of the advisory board of the Maag Lever Darm Stichting (MLDS) and Lynch-Polyposis society, member of the scientific board of the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit (DSCA), Secretary of the Dutch Colorectal Cancer Group, and Associate Editor of Colorectal Disease and Digestive Surgery.

justin-de-jongJustin de Jong

Justin de Jong graduated from Medical School at the University of Utrecht. From 1999- 2005 he was trained as a surgical resident in the St Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein and the University Medical Center in Utrecht. Following on he was trained as a pediatric surgeon in the Wilhelmina’s Children Hospital in Utrecht. One year after finishing his pediatric surgical training he worked for one year in the Maastricht University Medical Center as a colorectal en pediatric surgeon.
In 2008 he became a staff member of the Pediatric Surgical Center of Amsterdam (AMC/VUMC). In Amsterdam he was involved in the further development of the laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgical program for neonates and children.
His special interests are the surgical treatment of: inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal malformations, Hirschsprungs disease, pseudoobstruction, motility disorders, thoracic wall deformities and pediatric traumatology. In 2009 he defended his thesis: Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding: Effect on gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal motility and gastric function. For many years now he is one of the two pediatric surgeons,who, in close collaboration with the department of surgery and (pediatric) gastroenterology, is treating children with inflammatory bowel disaese.

medew-jamilaJarmila van der Bilt

Jarmila van der Bilt graduated at the University of Utrecht in 2002. From 2002 till 2007 she was a full time research fellow at the Surgical Department and Laboratory of Experimental Oncology at the University of Utrecht for which she received a scientific fund from The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (NWO). Her work resulted in a PhD at the University of Utrecht in 2007. From 2007 till 2013 she followed her surgical training at the Meander Medical Center in Amersfoort and at the University Medical Center Utrecht. During her clinical fellowships at the AMC in Amsterdam, at the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam and at the University Hospital in Leuven Belgium she focussed on minimal invasive surgery of gastrointestinal diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease. In october 2016 she became a staff member of the Flevo Hospital in Almere (NL) and she is part of the gastrointestinal surgery group of the AMC. She plays a pivotal role in the close collaboration between the Flevo Hospital and the AMC delivering a high standard of care to IBD patients and she is closely involved in clinical research projects.