Prof. dr. D.T. Ubbink

Main activities
Research, Teaching
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 DA, Koelemay MJW, Ubbink DT, Number Unnecessarily Treated in Relation to Harm: A Concept Physicians and Patients Need to Understand. ANN SURG 2016;263 (5):855-856 [PubMed]
  • Santema TB, Stubenrouch FE, Koelemay MJW, Vahl AC, Vermeulen CFW, Visser MJT, Ubbink DT, Shared Decision Making in Vascular Surgery: An Exploratory Study. EUR J VASC ENDOVASC 2016;51 (4):587-593 [PubMed]
  • Ubbink DT, Legemate DA, Koelemay MJ, The Merits of a Two-Day Evidence-Based Medicine Course for Surgical Residents. WORLD J SURG 2016;40 (8):1809-1814 [PubMed]
  • Knops AM, Legemate DA, Goossens A, Bossuyt PMM, Ubbink DT, Decision aids for patients facing a surgical treatment decision: a systematic review and meta-analysis. ANN SURG 2013;257 (5):860-866 [PubMed]
  • Ubbink DT, Guyatt GH, Vermeulen H, 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

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.


Prof. dr. D.T. Ubbink

PhD Students
Drs. M.S.H. Beerekamp MD
R.J. Brouwer
S.M.L. de Mik
Drs. N.S. van Reijen MD
Drs. M.F. Sier MD (Albert Schweitzer Hospital)
Mr. R.M. Stoekenbroek BSc
F.E. Stubenrouch
Drs. H. van Veenendaal (iBMG)

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

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

Other research related activities
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, Platform Gedeelde Besluitvorming, Implementatie keuzehulpen
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, University of Amsterdam, AMC-working group shared decision-making
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
  • Contribution to training of professionals, University of Amsterdam
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, National Guideline on Acute Wound Care
Current research funding
  • AMC
  • AMC (Vrijgesteld)
  • Springer Media B.V.
  • Verzameldebiteur stortingen
  • ZonMw
  • Zorginstituut Nederland