Kees Dejong

Kees Dejong trained in Surgery at Maastricht University Medical Center in Maastricht, the Netherlands. He finished his surgical training in 1997. From 1998 until 2000 he worked as a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon at the Department of Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2000, he was appointed consultant surgeon at Maastricht University Medical Center in Maastricht. His clinical focus is on hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and on enhancing recovery after surgery; he was a co-founder of the ERAS Society ( His research interests are on metabolism in relation to liver dysfunction, and on improving clinical outcomes. He currently is vice-chairman of the Dutch Society of Gastroenterology and Secretary General of the European-African HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association, immediate past- president of the Dutch Liver Surgery Group and immediate past-president of the Dutch Chapter of the International HPB Association. In 2008 he was appointed Professor of HepatoPancreatoBiliary Surgery. Since 2008, he has been Editor of the BJS. He is head of the GI surgery unit of the department of surgery in Maastricht. In 2014 he was awarded the Fellowship ad hominem by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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