prof. dr. L.P.H. (Luke) Leenen Full Professor
- Division of Surgical Specialties
Luke PH Leenen (1957) graduated from medical school of the Radboud University in Nijmegen in 1982. From 1980 until 1985 he was a research fellow in the anatomical department of the Radboud University. He earned his PhD (1985) in basic neuroanatomical research on an electron microscopical analysis of the pyramidal tract of the rat.
From 1985 until 1988 he trained as a surgical resident at the Radboud University Hospital Nijmegen (Program director: Prof de Boer, later Prof Goris). He continued (1988-1991) his training in the Elisabeth Hospital Tilburg (Prof van Vroonhoven, later Prof vd Werken). After completion of his residency he visited Prof Waneboo in Providence for a oncology fellowship, followed by a AO fellowship in Chur (CH) with Prof Ruedi. From 1992 on he was staff surgeon at the Canisius Hospital Nijmegen responsible for Trauma and was appointed director of the Emergency Department.
From June 1993 he returned to Tilburg as a staff surgeon responsible for Trauma and Intensive Care.
He went to Utrecht in 1999 as a staff surgeon for Trauma and Intensive Care. He is the director for Surgical Intensive Care (until 2005), Emergency Department and the Major Incident Hospital (Calamiteitenhospitaal). In 2000 he was appointed professor of “Integral quality management in hospitals”. In 2002 he was appointed Professor of Trauma
Secretary of the Dutch Trauma Society (1993-1999)
Founding board member and secretary of the European Trauma Society (currently ESTES). European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (www.estes-online.org) past president
Board member of the World Coalition for the care of Trauma.
founding father of the Dutch ATLS foundation.
Chairman of the Dutch Advanced Life Support Group
Member of the supervisory board of the Regional Ambulance service (RAVU).
part of the group reengineering the Dutch Medical Disaster organization (GHOR) (1995-1999)