M.W. Bekkenk MD PhD

Medical Specialist
Main activities
Education, Patient care, Research
Dermato-oncology, (Mohs) surgery, pigment disorders, Phototherapy
Focus of research

Pigmentcell reasearch and more specific melanoma

Non-melanoma skin cancer, optimization of care for these patients


Key publications
  • Bekkenk M. W., Geelen F. A., van Voorst Vader P. C., Heule F., Geerts M. L., van Vloten W. A., Meijer C. J., Willemze R. Primary and secondary cutaneous CD30(+) lymphoproliferative disorders: a report from the Dutch Cutaneous Lymphoma Group on the long-term follow-up data of 219 patients and guidelines for diagnosis and treatment Blood 2000;95 (12):3653-3661 [PubMed]
  • Grange F., Bekkenk M. W., Wechsler J., Meijer C. J., Cerroni L., Bernengo M., Bosq J., Hedelin G., Fink Puches R., van Vloten W. A., Joly P., Bagot M., Willemze R. Prognostic factors in primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphomas: a European multicenter study Journal of clinical oncology 2001;19 (16):3602-3610 [PubMed]
  • Bekkenk Marcel W., Vermeer Maarten H., Jansen Patty M., van Marion Ariënne M. W., Canninga-van Dijk Marijke R., Kluin Philip M., Geerts Marie-Louise, Meijer Chris J. L. M., Willemze Rein Peripheral T-cell lymphomas unspecified presenting in the skin: analysis of prognostic factors in a group of 82 patients Blood 2003;102 (6):2213-2219 [PubMed]
  • Bekkenk M. W., Jansen P. M., Meijer C. J. L. M., Willemze R. CD56+ hematological neoplasms presenting in the skin: a retrospective analysis of 23 new cases and 130 cases from the literature Annals of oncology 2004;15 (7):1097-1108 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae
2013-present Dermatologist at AMC Amsterdam

2013-present Member of Dutch CME board (NVDV)

2010-present Chairman Dutch-Flemish CME board (SNNDV)

2005-present Chairman Tumor Focus Group Skincancer IK-NL (Western part of the Netherlands)

2012-2014 Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at Mohs Klinieken Amsterdam

2012 Inventor of Huidmonitor app, winner Healthapp Award 2012

2011-2013 Mohs Surgery training at Mohs Klinieken Amsterdam

2005-2012 Dermatologist at Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis, Delft

2000- 2005: Resident dermatology LUMC (Leiden)

1998- 2005 PhD study titled: Clinicopathologic studies underlying the WHO-EORTC classification and new guidelines for the treatment of cutaneous lymphomas.

1998-January 2000: Resident Dermatology, VUmc (Amsterdam) 

1998: Resident Internal Medicine,Hilversum

1995: Dipartimento di Farmacologia preclinica e clinica, Universita degli studi di Firenze (Florence) under Prof. Enrico Mini (Oncologist).

1993-1995:Department of Oncology and Pediatrics VUmc Amsterdam. Classification and circumvention of methotrexate resistance in childhood leukemia.

1989-1997: Medicine Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Research programmes

Prof. R.M. Luiten PhD (Pigment cell disorders of the skin)