Prof. dr. J.A. Reekers

Main activities
Patient care
Interventional radiology. Clinical evaluation of new minimal invasive endovascular treatments
Focus of research

Critical limb ischemia and diabetic dissease

 New minimal invasive interventional techniques

Key publications
  • van der Kooij SM, Hehenkamp WJK, Volkers NA, Birnie E, Ankum WM, Reekers JA, Uterine artery embolization vs hysterectomy in the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids: 5-year outcome from the randomized EMMY trial. AM J OBSTET GYNECOL 2010;203 (2):105.e1-105.13 [PubMed]
  • Met R, Bipat S, Legemate DA, Reekers JA, Koelemay MJW, Diagnostic performance of computed tomography angiography in peripheral arterial disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC 2009;301 (4):415-424 [PubMed]
  • Hehenkamp WJK, Volkers NA, Donderwinkel PFJ, de Blok S, Birnie E, Ankum WM, Reekers JA, Uterine artery embolization versus hysterectomy in the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids (EMMY trial): Peri- and postprocedural results from a randomized controlled trial. AM J OBSTET GYNECOL 2005;193 (5):1618-1629 [PubMed]
  • Met R, van Lienden KP, Koelemay MJW, Bipat S, Legemate DA, Reekers JA, Subintimal angioplasty for peripheral arterial occlusive disease: a systematic review. CARDIOVASC INTER RAD 2008;31 (4):687-697 [PubMed]
  • Stam J, Majoie CBLM, van Delden OM, van Lienden KP, Reekers JA, Endovascular thrombectomy and thrombolysis for severe cerebral sinus thrombosis: a prospective study. STROKE 2008;39 (5):1487-1490 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae ( short version)

Name: Jim Reekers,
Born 1953 Amsterdam.
Medical school University of Amsterdam
Board Certification in Radiology: September 1986

Current position

Staf Radiologist Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands since 1986

Professor of Interventional radiology University of Amsterdam, appointment 1999

PhD-Thesis: New Techniques for percutaneous revascularization below the inguinal
ligament. University of Amsterdam, November 1994.

Clinical appointment at Academic medical centre Amsterdam. Dept Radiology.
Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam , The Netherlands

• Fellow Cardio¬vascular and Interventional Radiological Socie¬ty of Europe

• Member European Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

• Fellow Society of Interventional Radiology

• Current chairman Dutch Society of Interventional Radiology (NGIR) :until 2009

• President CIRSE 2007- 2009

• Chairman Europan School of Interventional Radiology (ESIR) until 2011

• Chairman subspecialty committee ESR ( 2011 -)

• Honourary fellow BSIR

Honourary member DGIR.

• Executive committee European Society of Radiology (ESR)  2010 - 2014.

Erelid Nederlandse vereniging voor Eadiology 2013

Editorial work
- Editorial board Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Editorial board since
- Editorial board European journal of Vascular and Endovascular surgery 2000-2008
- Editorial board journal of Endovascular Therapy

- European Congress of Radiology: Medal for best presentation 1993

- Stauffer Award. Door Society of Academic Radiology voor Best clinical paper in 1996
- Honorary member Greek society of Interventional Radiology
- Honorary member Korean society of Interventional Radiology
- Honory member BSIR.
- 2007 Olbert lecture
- 2008 SIR Dotter lecture

Gold medal CIRSE 2012

German technology investigators award 2012

GORE pioneer award for vascular research. 2014

Research topics
- Treatment of critical ischemia in Diabetic patients
- Vascular malformations
- Uterine artery embolisation.
- EBM and IR

Area of clinical expertise:
- Critical ischemia and diabetes.
- Congenital vascular malformations
- Uterine fibroid treatment.

Publicaties: 173 peer reviewed papers on interventional and vascular  radiology.
Lectures: More than 400 invited lectures.
Editor several books on interventional radiology
More than 30 book chapters

Editorial board: CVIR., European journal of vascular and endovascualr surgery ( until 2009), Editor Interventional IQ ( 2011 -)
Other research related activities
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, JOURNAL OF ENDOVASCULAR THERAPY
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Vascular disease in diabetic patients
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, subspecialty committee Radiological Society of Europe ESR
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, Nederlandse vereniging voor vaatpatienten
Current research funding
  • Philips Medical Systems Nederland BV