Prof. dr. J.C. Goslings MD PhD

Main activities
Patient care, Research, Teaching
Trauma surgery
Focus of research

The Trauma Unit of the Department of Surgery performs research in the broad area of trauma surgery. This research is carried out in close cooperation with various internal and external departments and specialties involved in trauma care. The studies are published in national and international scientific journals and presented on national and international scientific meetings.

The main areas of our trauma research are:
1. Trauma room management
2. Imaging strategies and techniques in trauma care
3. Treatment of pelvic and extremity injuries & complications (e.g. distal radius fractures and calcaneus fractures)
4. Non-operative management / Interventional radiology in trauma
5. Trauma registry and outcome research

The Trauma Unit also partcipates in the following research fields:
1. Acute traumatic coagulopathy / Massive transfusion (International Trauma Research Network;
2. Post-traumatic stress disorder / Intimate partner violence (Dept. Psychiatry;
3. Emergency care (Emergency Dept.)

For a complete overview of current prospective trials see:

Key publications
  • Sierink JC, Treskes K, Edwards MJR, Beuker BJA, den Hartog D, Hohmann J, Dijkgraaf MGW, Luitse JSK, Beenen LFM , Hollmann MW, Goslings JC [Contributors: Saltzherr TP, Schep NWL, Streekstra GJ, van Lieshout EMM, Patka P, Klimek M, van Vugt R, Tromp TJN, Brink M, Harbers JS, El Moumni M, Wendt KW, Bingisser R, Ummenhofer W, Bless N]] , Immediate total-body CT scanning versus conventional imaging and selective CT scanning in patients with severe trauma (REACT-2): a randomised controlled trial. LANCET 2016;388 (10045):673-683 [PubMed]
  • Backes M, Dingemans SA, Dijkgraaf MGW, van den Berg HR, van Dijkman B, Hoogendoorn JM, Joosse P, Ritchie ED, Roerdink WH, Schots JPM, Sosef NL, Spijkerman IJB, Twigt BA, van der Veen AH, van Veen RN, Vermeulen J, Vos DI, Winkelhagen J, Goslings JC, Schepers T, Effect of Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Surgical Site Infections Following Removal of Orthopedic Implants Used for Treatment of Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg Fractures: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC 2017;318 (24):2438-2445 [PubMed]
  • Joosse P, de Jong WJJ, Reitsma JB, Wendt KW, Schep NW, Goslings JC, External validation of the Emergency Trauma Score for early prediction of mortality in trauma patients. CRIT CARE MED 2014;42 (1):83-89 [PubMed]
  • Saltzherr TP, Bakker FC, Beenen LFM, Dijkgraaf MGW, Reitsma JB, Goslings JC [Contributors: Bossuyt PM, Jin PHPFK, Luitse JSK, Ponsen KJ, Henny CP, Giannakopoulos GF]] , Randomized clinical trial comparing the effect of computed tomography in the trauma room versus the radiology department on injury outcomes. BRIT J SURG 2012;99 (1):105-113 [PubMed]
  • Mallee W, Doornberg JN, Ring D, van Dijk CN, Maas M, Goslings JC, Comparison of CT and MRI for Diagnosis of Suspected Scaphoid Fractures. J BONE JOINT SURG AM 2011;93A (1):20-28 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. J. Carel Goslings (1968) did his medical study and surgical training in the Academic Medical Center (AMC) and St. Lucas-Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam. In 2001 he joined the staff of the Trauma Unit dept. Surgery. The Trauma Unit is responsible for the evaluation and (initial) management of all the trauma patients presented to the Level-1 trauma center of the AMC.
Prof. Goslings did a PhD study on external fixation of distal radial fractures and a fellowship in trauma surgery in several trauma centers in the U.S.A. From 2001 - 2017 he was trauma director (TraumaNet AMC), head of the Trauma Unit and, next to clinical and educational duties, involved in the coordination of trauma research. He was also director of the trauma center.
Currently prof. Goslings works as a full time trauma surgeon at the OLVG Level-2 trauma center in Amsterdam and performs his research in collaboration with the AMC. 

Contact details:

Prof. J.C. Goslings, MD, PhD, trauma surgeon
Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis
Dept. Surgery

Previous PhD students:
Dr. P.H.P. Fung Kon Jin
Trauma care: times are changing.
UvA 20-11-08

Dr. P. Boele van Hensbroek
Falling in the Netherlands - Prevention, Care, and Follow-up of Fall-related Injury
UvA 06-07-10

Dr. T.P. Saltzherr
Optimizing the initial evaluation and management of severe trauma patients.
UvA 27-05-11

Dr. G.A. Buijze
Scaphoid fractures: anatomy, diagnosis and treatment.
UVA 29-06-12

Dr. C.H. van der Vlies
Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Changing patterns in diagnostic and treatment strategies.
UvA 21-09-12

Dr. M.N. Storm-Versloot
Evidence Based Decisions in Nursing and their effect on Quality of Care.
UvA 26-09-12

Dr. P. Joosse
An evolution of trauma care evaluation. A thesis on trauma registry and outcome prediction models.
UvA 27-06-13

Dr. F.E. Bröllmann
Evidence-based and clinical views on acute wound healing and scar formation.
UvA 11-10-13

Dr. S.A. Sprague
Intimate Partner Violence in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients.
UvA 28-10-13

Dr. D.C. Olthof
Splenic injury diagnosis & Splenic salvage after trauma.
UvA 07-05-14

Dr. I.L.E. Postma
Brace for impact! A thesis on medical care following an airplane crash.
UvA 06-06-14

Dr. W.E. Bruinsma
Classification and management of shoulder and elbow trauma.
UvA 27-06-14

Dr. M.C. van der Linden
Emergency Department Crowding; Factors Influencing Flow.
UvA 05-03-15

Dr. J.C. Sierink
Total-body CT scanning in trauma patients; benefits and boundaries.
UvA 27-03-15

Dr. A. Visser
Registration and Analysis of Surgical Complications.
UvA 17-04-15

Dr. M.M.J. Walenkamp
Wrist Trauma. Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis.
UvA 27-05-16

Dr. A. Slaar
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Trauma. Imaging Strategies Revisited.
UvA 08-06-16

Dr. K. Balvers
Optimising diagnosis and treatment of coagulopathy in severely injured trauma patients.
UvA 24-06-16

Dr. R.J.O de Muinck Keizer
Imaging in fracture surgery.
UvA 27-06-17

Dr. Y.V. Kleinlugtenbelt
Research methodology in distal radius fracture care; 1 step backward, 2 steps forward.
UvA 27-09-17

Dr. M. Backes
Complications in calcaneal fracture surgery and implant removal.
UvA  28-09-17

Dr. M.A.M. Mulders
Distal radius fractures; value based diagnosis, treatment and outcome.
UvA 18-05-18

Dr.S.A. Dingemans
Complications, current practice and controversies in lower extremity fracture surgery.
UvA 08-06-18

Dr. T.L. Nosewicz
Acute and chronic aspects of hindfoot trauma.
UvA 25-09-18

Dr. W.H. Mallee
Diagnostic work-up of suspected scaphoid fractures.
UvA 07-03-19

Dr. M.L. Ridderikhof
Pain management in adult patients with acute traumatic injuries.
UvA 08-03-19

Dr. E. Hermans
Studies on treatment and outcome of pelvic fractures.
Radboud Universiteit/UvA 18-04-19





Research programmes

Trauma surgery

Please see above (Focus of research).

The trauma surgery research programme, together with other related departments, is currently exploring the possibilities to establish a new Research Theme in the AMC for Musculoskeletal and trauma related disorders, all related to the subject of 'Movement disorders' ("Verstoord bewegen").

Prof. dr. J.C. Goslings MD PhD (Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis)
Dr. J.A. Halm MD PhD
Drs. R.W. Peters MD
Dr. T. Schepers MD PhD

Dr. T.P. Saltzherr MD PhD (Haaglanden Medisch Centrum)

PhD Students
Drs. M.S.H. Beerekamp MD
A. Bentohami
M.F.N. Birnie
Drs. J.G. ten Brinke (Gelre Ziekenhuizen Apeldoorn)
Drs. C.A.M. Christiaans MD
Drs. E.A. Clous
T.H. Geerdink
M.I. Kuijpers
D.T. Meijer
H.A.W. Meijer MD MSc
F.R.K. Sanders
C.A. Selles
M.C.J.M. Tol
Drs. K. Treskes
M.R. Wirtz BSc

Other research related activities
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, International Trauma Research Network (INTRN), Research committee
  • Contribution to training of professionals, AO Trauma Netherlands
Current research funding
  • Stichting AO-Nederland