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Prof. PhD R. Balm

Position
Full Professor
Main activities
Patient care, Research
Specialisation
vascular surgery
Focus of research

1. aortic pathology / aneurysms / surgery

2. endovascular treatment especially endovascular aneurysm repair, thoracic aneurysms, hybrid procedures

3. vascular imaging

4. laser assisted vascular anastomosis 

Key publications
  • de Bruin Jorg L., Baas Annette F., Buth Jaap, Prinssen Monique, Verhoeven Eric L. G., Cuypers Philippe W. M., van Sambeek Marc R. H. M., Balm Ron, Grobbee Diederick E., Blankensteijn Jan D., Grobbee D. E., Blankensteijn J. D., Bak A. A. A., Buth J., Pattynama P. M., Verhoeven E. L. G., van Voorthuisen A. E., Cuypers P. W. M., Prinssen M., van Sambeek M. R. H. M., Baas A. F., Hunink M. G., van Engelshoven J. M., Jacobs M. J. H. M., de Mol B. A. J. M., van Bockel J. H., Reekers J., Tielbeek X., Wisselink W., Boekema N., Heuveling L. M., Sikking I., de Bruin J. L., Tielbeek A. V., Pattynama P., Prins T., van der Ham A. C., van der Velden J. J. I. M., van Sterkenburg S. M. M., ten Haken G. B., Bruijninckx C. M. A., van Overhagen H., Tutein Nolthenius R. P., Hendriksz T. R., Teijink J. A. W., Odink H. F., de Smet A. A. E. A., Vroegindeweij D., van Loenhout R. M. M., Rutten M. J. Long-term outcome of open or endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm New England journal of medicine 2010;362 (20):1881-1889 [PubMed]
  • Hoornweg L. L., Wisselink W., Vahl A., Balm R. The Amsterdam Acute Aneurysm Trial: suitability and application rate for endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery 2007;33 (6):679-683 [PubMed]
  • Prinssen Monique, Verhoeven Eric L. G., Buth Jaap, Cuypers Philippe W. M., van Sambeek Marc R. H. M., Balm Ron, Buskens Erik, Grobbee Diederick E., Blankensteijn Jan D. A randomized trial comparing conventional and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms New England journal of medicine 2004;351 (16):1607-1618 [PubMed]
  • Reimerink Jorik J., Hoornweg Liselot L., Vahl Anco C., Wisselink Willem, van den Broek Ted A. A., Legemate Dink A., Reekers Jim A., Balm Ron Endovascular Repair Versus Open Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Annals of surgery 2013;258 (2):248-256 [PubMed]
  • Hoornweg L. L., Storm-Versloot M. N., Ubbink D. T., Koelemay M. J. W., Legemate D. A., Balm R. Meta analysis on mortality of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery 2008;35 (5):558-570 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae

STAFF POSITION

  1.  12/2014-present Hoogleraar Chirurgie in het bijzonder Vaatchirurgie (Professor of Vascular Surgery) University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands6/2013-present Chief Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  2. 2006-present Chief of the Vascular Surgical Training Program at the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  3. 2/1996-present Staff surgeon Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  4. 8/1985- 12/1986 General physician Royal Dutch Navy LTZAR2OCKMR

 UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

  1. 1996 PhD Thesis: Transfemoral Endovascular Aneurym Management, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  2. 1978-1985 Medical School Utrecht University, the Netherlands

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

  1. Vascular Surgery Utrecht University Hospital, the Netherlands, 1/1993-1/1996
  2. General Surgery Bosch Medisch Centrum, ‘s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands 1/1990 -12/1992
  3. Utrecht University Hospital, the Netherlands 1/1987-12/1989

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  1. 1993 Registration as general surgeon
  2. 1993-1996 Fellowship Vascular Surgery, Utrecht University Hospital, the Netherlands
  3. 2007 Certification Vascular Surgery, Dutch society for Vascular Surgery

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

  1. Association of Surgeons of the Netherlands
  2. Dutch Society for Vascular Surgery
  3. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe
  4. Dutch Society for Vascular Medicine
  5. Dutch Society for Interventional Radiology
  6. European Society for Vascular Surgery
  7. International Society for Endovascular Surgery
  8. Dutch Transplantation Society

PROFESSIONAL OFFICES AND COMMITTEES

  1. 3/2014- present Council member of the Section and Board of Vascular Surgery of the European Union of Medical Specialists
  2. 9/2015- present President Dutch Society for Vascular Surgery
  3. 9/2013- present Examiner for the European Board of Vascular Surgery exams (FEBVS)
  4. 2006- present Member “commissie opleiding vaatchirurgie” Dutch Society of Vascular Surgery
  5. 2006- present Instructor and teacher for vascular surgery fellows. Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  6. 2006- present Steering committee, Benchmark Operating Theatres, Dutch University Hospitals (NFU)
  7. 2004- 2009 Congress Committee Nederlandse Vaatdagen, 2007-2008 chairman
  8. 1998- 2005 Board member Endovascular Forum

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

  1. 2013- present Owner of the domain “planning” of the new electronic patient dossier, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  2. 2013- present Chairman core-team vascular surgery of new electronic patient dossier, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  3. 2010- 2011 Chairman working group “zorg-proces” new electronic patient dossier, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  4. 2008- 2011 ICT Committee Domain Patient-Care, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  5. 2007- present Chairman working group hybrid operating theatre, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  6. 2007- present Steering Committee new OR-center, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  7. 2005- present Management Team Operating Theaters, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  8. 2005- 2006 Chairman Project Group Introduction Electronic Patient Dossier Vascular Surgery, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
  9. 1997- 12/2014 Chief of the surgical ward vascular surgery, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam


RESEARCH INTEREST

  1. Abdominal and thoracic aortic pathology especially aneurysms, acute aortic syndrome and minimally invasive surgical techniques. This line was started in 1994 and is ongoing.
  2. Novel techniques in vascular anastomosis, started in 2004 in cooperation with the Technical University Eindhoven, department M@TE (Materials and Technology). Completed 2013


RESEARCH GRANTS

  1.  2014- ongoing private grant through AMC foundation for Aneurysma related research. 4 year start-up program funding of 1.000.000 euro
  2. 2009- ongoing private grant (AMC foundation), 2009-2012, € 200.000 and from 2013 € 50.000 yearly.
  3. 2002 Dutch Heart Association NHS 2002B197: Acute endovascular treatment to improve outcome of ruptured aortoiliac aneurysms Muticenter RCT, “The AJAX-trial” € 200.000,00

 EDITORIAL BOARD AND PEER REVIEW FOR MEDICAL JOURNALS

  1. 2003- 2010 Editorial Board Journal of Endovascular Therapy
  2. 2005- 2009 Editorial Board European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  3. On the reviewers list of European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Journal of Vascular Surgery,British Journal of Surgery,
    New England Journal of Medicine, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde.British Medical Journal

 TRIAL DATA SAFETY MONITORING BOARDS

  1. 2011-present Cordis ‘Inspiration trial’
  2. 2007-2011 Medtronic ‘Endurant trial’


co-PROMOTORSHIPS

  1. S.C. van Beek: Prediction models and outcome in Aneurysm Surgery , University of Amsterdam 09-10-2014.
  2. J.J. Reimerink: Diagnosis and Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms University of Amsterdam, 04-07-2014
  3. D.R. Pabbitei; Optimization of in vitro sutureless laser-assisted vascular anastomosis, University of Amsterdam, 12 February 2013
  4. L.L. Hoornweg; Aortic Ruptures, Acute Endovascular Management. University of Amsterdam, 1 Oktober 2008

 

Research programmes

Prof. PhD R. Balm (The Aneurysm Program)

Faculty
L.C. Huisman
PhD M.M. Idu
PhD M.J.W. Koelemaij
Prof. PhD D.A. Legemate
PhD M.M.A. Lensvelt
M.C.M. Willems

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

Current research funding
  • Endologix Clinical Affairs Department
  • New England Research Institutes Inc.
  • Stichting AMC Foundation
  • Stichting AMC Foundation (Vrijgesteld)
  • ZonMw (Vrijgesteld)