Hans de Wilt, MD, PhD

Prof. Dr. Hans de Wilt started his surgical training in 1994 and completed his PhD studying isolated limb- and liver perfusion techniques in preclinical models in 1999. For this he received a Dutch Cancer Society research grant for clinical residents. After he obtained his board certification in General Surgery in the Netherlands in 2000 he was awarded a Dutch Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship. During this fellowship he worked as a clinical research fellow in Surgical Oncology at the Sydney Melanoma Unit, Sydney, Australia. From 2001 on he worked as a staff surgeon at the Department of Surgical Oncology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam. In June 2009 he started as the Division Head and Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is a former president of the Dutch Society of Surgical Oncology. He published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and his clinical interest is in early and advanced colorectal cancer and surgical oncology. He is principal investigator of several (inter)national colorectal, breast and GI cancer studies.