EBPS Examiners

Professor Hugo Heij

Acting head of department of paediatric surgery


  • Medical school at Erasmus University Rotterdam, graduation (MD) 1974
  • Diploma course in tropical medicine at the Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam 1975
  • Specialist training general surgery Erasmus Medical Centre (formerly Dijkzigt University Hospital) Rotterdam 1979 - 1985
  • Fellowship paediatric surgery Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam 1985-1986
  • Specialist training in paediatric surgery (Paediatric surgical center Amsterdam, AMC & VUmc) 1986-1988


  • Specialist paediatric surgeon (Paediatric surgical center Amsterdam AMC & VUmc) 1988 - 1995
  • Medical superintendent & consultant general and paediatric surgeon St Francis’ Hospital, Katete, Zambia 1995 - 1999
  • Professor and head of department (Paediatric surgical center Amsterdam AMC & VUmc) 1999 - 2014
  • Consultant paediatric surgeon Princess Maxima Center for paediatric oncology, Utrecht, 2014-2016
  • Acting head of department of paediatric surgery, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Utrecht, 2015-2016


  • Pancreatic exocrine function (PhD thesis, 1984),
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux,
  • Long term follow-up studies on congenital malformations and malignant tumors in children
  • Management of non-scrotal testis,
  • Non-operative treatment of appendicitis

Other interests and activities

  • Founding Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
  • External examiner at the University of Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Fellow of the EBPS
  • Examiner at EBPS
  • Paediatric surgery in low-income countries (‘primary paediatric surgery’)
  • History of paediatric surgery
European Pediatric Surgery In-Training Examination

Advanced studies

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