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    Rob P.A. Janssen, MD, PhD, Prof.

    Orthopedic Knee Surgeon - Máxima Medisch Centrum (Máxima MC)
    22 years
    avg. ACL operations yearly
    Máxima MC
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    About Rob P.A. Janssen, MD, PhD, Prof.

    Rob Janssen studied Medicine in France, USA and The Netherlands. He obtained his MD degree in 1994 and then trained as an orthopedic surgeon. Since 2002, Janssen is consultant orthopedic knee surgeon at Máxima Medical Center, where he chairs the tertiary referral STZ Center of Expertise for Complex Knee Injuries and the European ESSKA PAMI Research Center for Pediatric ACL Injuries. He treats elite sports injuries, traumatic disorders, meniscus and cruciate ligament lesions, multi-ligament injuries, cartilage disorders and osteoarthritis of the knee. Janssen also works as knee consultant for the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB). He is Course Director of the annual international Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Utrecht Courses. Rob Janssen is an international keynote speaker on topics of pediatric and adult ACL injuries.
    He received the MedNet Toparts Orthopaedic Surgeon Award in the Netherlands in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is Past President of the Dutch Arthroscopy Society (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arthroscopie 2011-2014).

    In 2016, Rob Janssen obtained his PhD at Maastricht University entitled Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction & Accelerated Rehabilitation. Hamstring tendons, Remodelling and Osteoarthritis.
    In 2016, he was appointed Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at Máxima Medical Center. In 2017, he studied Value Measurement in Health Care at Harvard Business School, USA. In April 2019, He was appointed Professor Value-Based Health Care at Fontys University of Applied Sciences (Eindhoven, The Netherlands). In November 2019, Rob Janssen joined Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) as Associate Professor Knee Reconstruction in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics group, Department of Biomedical Engineering.

    He has been involved in clinical and fundamental research since 1998, focusing on adult and pediatric ACL injuries, complex knee ligament injuries, sports medicine, cartilage and osteoarthritis. Rob Janssen co-authored various national knee guidelines for doctors and physiotherapists. He has a special interest in translational research – using fundamental research results to generate meaningful health outcomes – on the topic of remodelling of human tendon autografts in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. His research ambition is to develop biomechanical, biological and imaging models for personalized medicine in adult and pediatric anterior cruciate ligament knee reconstructions.
    “Combining fundamental scientific research with orthopaedic clinical practice is like eating 'Surf & Turf'. They may seem different, but translational research raises their level of excellence.”

    Work experience

    • 2002-present - Orthopedic Knee Surgeon | Coöperatie Orthopedie Groot Eindhoven | Máxima MC Eindhoven-Veldhoven, The Netherlands
    • 2016-present - Director of Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program | Máxima MC Eindhoven-Veldhoven, The Netherlands
    • 2018-present - Chair ESSKA PAMI Research Center | Máxima MC Eindhoven/Veldhoven, The Netherlands
    • 2018-present - Chair STZ Center for Complex Knee Ligament Injuries | Máxima MC Eindhoven/Veldhoven, The Netherlands
    • 2019-present - Professor Value-Based Health Care | Dept. of Paramedical Sciences | Fontys University of Applied Sciences | Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    • 2019-present - Associate Professor Knee Reconstruction | Orthopaedic Biomechanics | Dept. of Biomedical Engineering | Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    • 2017-present - Course Director Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Utrecht Courses, The Netherlands
    • 2014-present - ESSKA Accredited Teacher
    • 2016 - PhD Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction & Accelerated Rehabilitation. Hamstring tendons, Remodelling and Osteoarthritis. | Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    • 2011-2014 - President Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arthroscopy (Dutch Arthroscopy Society)

    Memberships of professional organizations

    • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
    • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
    • European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS)
    • Nederlandse Orthopaedische Vereniging (NOV)
    • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arthroscopie (NVA)
    • Werkgroep Knie (NOV)
    • Werkgroep Denktank AI (NOV)
    • Vereniging voor Sportgeneekunde (VSG)
    • Federatie Medisch Specialisten (FMS)
    • Koninklijke Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot bevordering der Geneeskunst (KNMG)


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