BSW 2021 Faculty: Rob Tollenaar

Rob Tollenaar, MD, PhD

 

Department of Surgery at the Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands

Chair of the board of the Dutch Institute for Clinical Audit (DICA)

 

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Rob Tollenaar is professor of surgery and head of the Department of Surgery at the Leiden University Medical Center. Since the beginning of his surgical career he has been involved in measuring quality of care and improvement projects.

As chair of the Dutch Association of Surgical Oncologists and later as president of the association of Surgeons in The Netherlands he started and fostered the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit from which the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing developed (DICA). DICA is responsible for 23 nationwide health care outcome registries in the Netherlands.

Professor Tollenaar is one of the founders and currently holds the chair of the board of the Dutch Institute for Clinical Audit (DICA). Recently he (together with the co-founders of DICA Eric Hans Eddes, Michel Wouters and medical journalist Arthur van Leeuwen) published a book on big data in health care (Beter Dokteren, ISBN 978 90 446 4379 4).

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