Prof. PhD D.T. Ubbink

Full Professor
Main activities
Education, Research
Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Focus of research

Evidence-based practice and Shared decision-making

Communication of evidence to the (surgical) patient

Patient-oriented surgical research


Key publications
  • Legemate Dink A., Koelemay Mark J. W., Ubbink Dirk T. Number Unnecessarily Treated in Relation to Harm: A Concept Physicians and Patients Need to Understand Annals of surgery 2016;263 (5):855-856 [PubMed]
  • Santema T. B., Stubenrouch F. E., Koelemay M. J. W., Vahl A. C., Vermeulen C. F. W., Visser M. J. T., Ubbink D. T. Shared Decision Making in Vascular Surgery: An Exploratory Study European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery 2016;51 (4):587-593 [PubMed]
  • Ubbink Dirk T., Legemate Dink A., Koelemay Mark J. The Merits of a Two-Day Evidence-Based Medicine Course for Surgical Residents World journal of surgery 2016;40 (8):1809-1814 [PubMed]
  • Knops Anouk M., Legemate Dink A., Goossens Astrid, Bossuyt Patrick M. M., Ubbink Dirk T. Decision aids for patients facing a surgical treatment decision: a systematic review and meta-analysis Annals of surgery 2013;257 (5):860-866 [PubMed]
  • Ubbink Dirk T., Guyatt Gordon H., Vermeulen Hester Framework of policy recommendations for implementation of evidence-based practice: a systematic scoping review BMJ open 2013;3 (1):e001881 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae

2018: Professor of Evidence-based medicine and Shared decision-making

2015: Coordinator of Academic Education, as part of the Bachelor training of medical students at the University of Amsterdam 

2014: Principal Investigator dept. of Surgery AMC

2014: Senior researcher dept. of Surgery AMC

2008: Program leader and Staff advisor dept. of Quality Assurance & Process Innovation AMC

2005: Director of the Amsterdam Center of Evidence-Based Practice

2004: Staff member dept. of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics AMC

2000: Research coordinator dept. of Surgery AMC

2000: Clinical epidemiology MSc degree

1993: Head of vascular diagnostic laboratory AMC

1992: PhD degree, Maastricht University

1985: MD degree, Free University Amsterdam

Research programmes

Prof. PhD D.T. Ubbink (Evidence-based medicine (EBM) and shared-decision making (SDM))

The focus is on the implementation the paradigms of EBM and SDM in clinical patient care and generating more evidence on surgery-related conditions and interventions.


PhD Students
H. van Veenendaal

Prof. PhD D.A. Legemate (Vascular surgery)

Prof. PhD P.J.M. Bakker (Research of the department Quality and Process Innovation)

Current research funding
  • AMC (Vrijgesteld)
  • Springer Media B.V.
  • Zorginstituut Nederland