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Bas Groot Koerkamp

Institute: Erasmus MC

Country: The Netherlands


As a surgical oncologist, Bas Groot Koerkamp specializes in the care of patients with tumors of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. He graduated cum laude in 2002 from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He spent a year researching the genetics of pancreatic cancer with Dr. Kern at Johns Hopkins University. He then obtained his PhD at Erasmus University with Professor Hunink on the subject of “Uncertainty in medical decision-making”, for which he did a year’s research with Professor Weinstein at the Harvard School of Public Health. After a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology, he is registered with the SMBWO as an Epidemiologist.

He was trained as a surgeon at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam and Gelre Hospitals in Apeldoorn and has been registered as a surgeon since 2011. With a clinical fellowship from the Queen Wilhelmina Fund (KWF), he specialized in oncological surgery with a focus on tumors of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts (hepato-pancreato-biliary or HPB surgery). As a KWF fellow, he worked for 8 months at the AMC (Professor Busch) and 4 months at the European Pancreas Center (Professor Büchler) in Heidelberg, Germany. He then worked as a clinical fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA for 2 years: the first year as a KWF fellow in oncology (Dr. DeMatteo), the second year as an HPB fellow (Dr. Jarnagin).

Since 2014, Dr. Groot Koerkamp has been a staff member at the Department of Surgery of Erasmus MC in the HPB and Transplantation Surgery department. Within a multidisciplinary team, he treats patients with tumors of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. In addition, he performs organ removals for donation, as well as kidney and liver transplants within the multidisciplinary transplant team.

Dr. Groot Koerkamp leads several national clinical studies, including the PREOPANC-2 trial and the PUMP trials.