Ass Professor of Surgery
Amsterdam University Medical Center
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jurriaan Tuynman, MD, PhD, professor of oncological colorectal surgery, is a colorectal surgeon at Amsterdam UMC since 2013. His priorities are optimizing the treatment of colorectal carcinoma and in particular early rectal cancer, advanced and recurrent rectal cancer and peritoneal metastases. He has been chairman of the colorectal carcinoma patient research group since 2014 and in this position he is committed to transmural care pathways within the region. The regional network that has been formed is an important basis for top care, research and education. He is principal investigator of several large international studies (COLOR3, TESAR, RIGHT and OLIPEC trial) and has supervised many PHDs. He also teaches assistants in training at national level; laparoscopic colon surgery, but also at an international level for minimally invasive rectal surgery.