He did his medical study at the Amsterdam University and his orthopaedic training in The Hague. Between 2002 and 2017 he worked in the HagaZiekenhuis, but he switched to the Alrijne Hospital recently. Since 2017 he combines this job with working in the Park Medical Centre, a private clinic in Rotterdam. He started the Direct Anterior Approach in 2006 and performed more than 3000 surgeries till now. He is often invited as a speaker about this approach for international congresses, gives workshops at the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) and is teacher for other surgeons. Beside that, he is specialized in knee protheses (>1000) and revision surgeries of hip prostheses (>500).
He is living in The Hague and married to Lenneke. They have four sons.
He likes cycling and woodworking
After finishing his medical study at the Leiden University, he did a great part of his orthopaedic training in The Hague. Simultaneously he performed his PhD study about elbow prostheses at het Leiden University.
During his orthopaedic training he became interested in the Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) for hip surgery because of the fast rehabilitation process postoperatively. Since 2010 he is registered as an orthopaedic surgeon and started as a staff member in the HagaZiekenhuis in The Hague, a high level training hospital for orthopaedic surgeons. Since 2012 he is the medical manager of this orthopaedic department and teacher for orthopaedic surgeons in training.
He is specialized in primary hip prostheses by the DAA (>2000) and knee prostheses (>1000), but also in revision surgery of hip (>200) and knee prostheses (>200). Finally, he is still charmed of elbow problems like ‘golfers elbows’ and ‘tennis elbows’ because of his PhD study.
He is living in The Hague and married to Maria Dolores. They have one daughter and two sons. and are frequently in Marbella because of their second home in the center of the city.
He likes playing tennis/padel, skiing and reading books.