Geert D’Haens

Since 2011 Geert D’Haens has been Professor of Gastroenterology at the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam. After graduation at the University of Leuven, Belgium, he was trained in gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy and inflammatory bowel diseases at the University Hospitals in Leuven and at the University of Chicago Hospitals under the mentorship of Paul Rutgeerts and Steven Hanauer, respectively. He finished his PhD thesis in 1996 on mechanisms causing postoperative recurrence of Crohn’s disease. After that, most of his research efforts went into the mechanism of action of new IBD drugs, the development of endoscopic endpoints and surrogate markers for IBD and the effect of early intervention with anti-TNF. In 1999, he was one of the founders of ECCO, the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization. Currently, D’Haens leads a group of more than 35 IBD researchers in the AMC ( Presently he is also Director of European Operations of Robarts Clinical Trials and deputy chairman of IOIBD, the International Organization for the Study of IBD ( He authored more than 250 peer reviewed articles so far.


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