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Prof. dr. E.J. (Ernst) Kuipers

Ernst Kuipers

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Ernst Kuipers trained in gastroenterology and hepatology. He was appointed as member of the Erasmus MC Board of Directors on 1 December 2012 and has been chairman of the Board since 15 March 2013.  He was educated in the Netherlands (Groningen, Enschede, Deventer and Amsterdam), and worked in Nashville, USA for several years after obtaining his PhD. In 2000, he was appointed as Professor and head of Erasmus MC's department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and in 2006 he also became head of the department of Internal Medicine. He was, among others, the driving force behind the introduction of the national screening program for colon cancer.
His academic and professional interests, combined with his management experience within various international organizations and committees, has brought him a very broad-minded view on national as well international issues. This is vital in his role as chairman.

"Erasmus MC is the largest and most diverse university medical center in the Netherlands. It is a great pleasure and privilege to be chairman of this wonderful organization. We are an international leader in the field of research, our training programs rank high, and within patient care there is an increased focus on patients with highly complex conditions in need of tertiary referral care and innovative medical care. This is what our university medical center can offer. The next step is also treating international patients with these conditions here. This is important so that we can continue to offer high-quality and affordable healthcare. Strengthening the link between Erasmus MC and the outside world further and seeking partnerships; that is what I hope to achieve as chairman."

Portfolio
Themes: Daniel den Hoed, Brain & Senses, Sophia (including the children's hospital), Emergency, Perioperative and Intensive, Thorax
Quality & Patient care
Integrated Building Program
WIN Program (working in the new buildings)
Committees & consultative bodies
Staff Assembly
Staff Council
Board of NFU (The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres)
LNAZ (Dutch Acute Healthcare Network)
BeterKeten Foundation
Holland PTC (Holland Particle Therapy Centre)
(Full overview)

Other positions
Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands
Member of the Program Committee for National Screening Program for Colon Cancer
European Lead in CRC screening, World Endoscopy Organization