I have been working as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute since 2011. I studied medicine and trained to be an anesthesiologist at the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC. I further specialized in pain treatment within the field of anesthesiology.
As an anesthesiologist, it is my job to give our patients proper anesthesia and sedation during their surgery and to monitor their vitals. As a pain specialist, I treat patients who experience pain as a result of cancer or cancer treatment.
Personalized treatment centered around the individual patient is very important to me in my care for oncology patients, both in my role in the operating room, as well as when treating pain. No two patients are alike, after all.