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Biography

Dr. Gertjan Kaspers

Pediatric Oncology

Netherlands

24 years of experience

Specialty

Specialties:

Pediatric Oncology

Subspecialties:

Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Procedures performed:

Diagnostics on Acute Leukemias

Work Experience

Pediatric Oncologist

Princess Máxima Center

Utrecht, Netherlands.

from 2018

Director

Princess Máxima Center Academy & Outreach

Utrecht, Netherlands.

from 2015

Full professor of Pediatric Oncology

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands.

from 2006

Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologist

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2000 - 2018

Dutch Cancer Society Clinical Fellow

Leiden University Medical Center, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, EKZ/AMC-Amsterdam

Netherlands and United Kingdom.

1998 - 2000

House Officer

Department of Pediatrics, Sophia Children’s Hospital

Rotterdam, Netherlands.

1989 - 1989

Biography

Dr. Gertjan Kaspers is an experienced Pediatric Oncologist focusing on acute myeloid leukemia and acute promyelocytic leukemia. He received his medical degree from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with honors and completed PhD research on "Glucocorticoid response in vivo and in vitro in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia" at Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Dr. Kaspers held the position of a Pediatric Oncologist/Hematologist for nearly 20 years at Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where he is currently a Full professor of Pediatric Oncology.

Dr. Kaspers has more than 500 publications and is the author of 6 books. He is also an active member of various national and international scientific associations including the Royal Dutch Society of Medicine and the International Society of Pediatric Oncology.

Education

PhD research, Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: “Glucocorticoid response in vivo and in vitro in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia"

1993

MD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1988

Awards

Royal award "Knight in the order of the Dutch Lion"

2022

Recognition as ‘Melvin Jones Fellow’ by Lions Club International Foundation, for “dedicated humanitarian services”

2021

Winner, best poster award at “Acute Leukemias” symposia, Münster, Germany

1994

Winner, Dutch PHARMACIA Research Grant

1993

Winner, best poster award at “Acute Leukemias” symposia, Münster, Germany

1991

Affiliations

Chairman of the Board, Dutch Association for Pediatrics (NVK), section Oncology

Member, ALL 10 protocol Committee Dutch Childhood Oncology Group (DCOG)

Chairman, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Committee, DCOG

Chairman, DCOG Protocol Committee for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Chairman, International Outreach program, Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology

Member, ‘Centrale Raad’, DCOG

Member, registration committee, NVK, section Oncology

Supervisor fellowship program pediatric oncology, Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology

Board Member, Rotaryclub Amsterdam-Spinoza

Royal Dutch Society of Medicine

Dutch Pediatric Association

Dutch Society of Hematology

Dutch Society of Oncology

American Society of Hematology

European Hematology Association

International Society of Pediatric Oncology

Publications

Dr. Gertjan Kaspers has more than 500 publications