UMC Utrecht, Netherlands


Professor Cor J. Kalkman

Professor of Anaesthesiology Research and Clinical Epidemiologist

Professor Kalkman currently divides his time between clinical research and neuroanesthesia; with research interests in perioperative physiological monitoring, patient safety/human factors, perioperative outcomes research, quality of care measurements, cognitive dysfunction following cardiac and non-cardiac surgery and anaesthesia assessment.

Professor Kalkman is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Anaesthesiology and British Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal of Anaesthesia (Journal of the Japanese Society of Anaesthesiologists), and previously of Journal of Neurosurgical Anaesthesiology, Netherlands Journal of Medicine and the Netherlands Journal of Anaesthesiology. Professor Kalkman reviews manuscripts for British Medical Journal, Lancet, Anaesthesiology, Anaesthesia & Analgesia, British Journal of Anaesthesia and grant applications for the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research Health Technology Assessment programme.

Professor Kalkman has published more than 280 peer reviewed research papers and mentored 32 MD’s towards completed PhDs; he currently supervises six doctoral students.

Paul Schrijnemakers

Head of Procurement

Head of Procurement at UMC Utrecht. 

Member of the NEVI Board (Dutch Association for Purchasing Management) section Public Health and member of the Procurement Board NFU (NFU = Dutch Federation of Academic Hospitals). 

In 2015 Paul was selected to participate in the Leadership Programme for Efficiency, Quality and Sustainability in Healthcare through Innovation Procurement, Cambridge, UK.

Karianne Lindenhovius

Innovation Manager

Karianne Lindenhovius has over 10 years experience in industry and is the Innovation Manager at Pontes Medical embedded within UMC Utrecht.

Karianne founded Pontes Medical, an initiative that creates collaborations between healthcare professionals with a clinical need and companies with competencies to develop and commercialise new innovative medical devices. 

Within Pontes Medical Karianne has set up several industry collaborations to translate clinical need into tangible innovations that are implemented in healthcare and improve patient diagnoses and treatment. Pontes Medical has developed ten products that have commercially been introduced on to the market and into the clinic.

Previously, Karianne worked for Philips as a development manager, project manager and as a design engineer.

In 2014 Karianne won the ‘Dutch Engineer of the Year’ award.

Gerben Bekema

Procurement Lead

Gerben Bekema has seven years experience as a medical buyer and project manager within university hospitals. After studying Facility Management, with a specialisation in Purchasing Management, Gerben carried out an internship at University Hospital in Antwerp where his passion for healthcare was born. Gerben won the ‘Purchase Promise Award’, awarded to the most promising students graduating in Procurement Management.

In 2010 Gerben started working as medical buyer in the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. Here Gerben led several European tenders for various medical devices and investments. Gerben also acted as lead buyer in a joint procurement of five Dutch University Hospitals.

Gerben then moved to UMC Utrecht as a project manager with the challenge of setting up and running a complex and extensive European tender of 3,000 different medical devices the hospital uses every day. 

Currently, Gerben is working on a project to improve collecting and sharing transparent management information between the Finance, Purchasing and Medical departments, to be able to make better decisions related to the health service that UMC Utrecht delivers. Gerben will act as the procurement lead for the Nightingale project whilst at the same time studying for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with specialisation in Health Care. 

Martine Breteler

PhD student

PhD student, current project: 'A Safer Pathway from the ICU to home: remote monitoring of vital signs in low care patient wards and after hospital discharge'.

Martine has a particular interest in validation, usability and patient experience of new wireless monitoring devices.

Eline de Graaff

Research and Quality Assurance Officer

Eline is the Research and Quality Assurance Officer in the Division of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine at the UMC Utrecht. Eline is responsible for the policy, quality and finance of scientific research.

Wilma de Jong

Senior Business Controller

Wilma de Jong is a Senior Business Controller in the Division of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine at UMC Utrecht. 

Previously Wilma worked as a financial consultant at several healthcare institutions after starting her career as a financial and  business controller in mental health, where she worked for 10 years at De Grote Rivieren in Dordrecht.

Laurens van Wijck

Legal Counsel

Laurens van Wijck works as legal counsel at UMC Utrecht where he advises on public procurement law and competition law. 

Laurens has completed a Masters in Health Economics and a Masters in Health Law. Prior to joining UMC Utrecht, Laurens carried out an an internship at the academic hospital in Rotterdam.