Biography Prof. Grotenhuis at EANS website

Professor André Grotenhuis is nominated as president elect of the European Association of Neurological Societies. The EANS gives an overview of his career thusfar in a biography (link here, below the full text of his biography)


“Dr. André Grotenhuis has been appointed full Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery in 2001 at the Department of Neurosurgery at the Radboud UMC (Radboud University Medical Centre) Nijmegen, the Netherlands and from 1999-2010 he has been the chairman of the department and the training program director.

Since 2010 his focus is now away from management and more to clinical work, teaching and research in neurosurgery. The Neurosurgical Centre Nijmegen (NCN) is a bilocation centre located at Radboudumc and the Canisius-Wilhelmina-Hospital (CWZ), a large general hospital in Nijmegen. 

Initially studying medicine at the Catholic University of Nijmegen until 1979, Dr. Grotenhuis later completed neurosurgical residency training at the Academisches Lehrkrankenhaus Stadtische Kliniken in Duisburg, Germany. Board certified in both Germany and the Netherlands, he went on to complete multiple fellowships at the University Clinic in Vienna, Austria in 1985, Karolinska Sjukhuset in Stockhom, Sweden in 1986 and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He began his clinical work in 1987 as Assistant Professor at the University Hospital St. Radboud Nijmegen and Consultant neurosurgeon at the Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital Nijmegen. 

Since 1995, he has been Senior Lecturer at the Medical School of the University of Nijmegen and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital St. Radoud. He defended a PhD thesis in December 2000 on ‘Endoscopic third Ventriculostomy in the treatment of hydrocephalus’.

Not only a lecturer at the University of Twente, Enschede for Technical Medicine since 2004, he currently sits as Secretary and President-elect of EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies), Chairman of the Committee of Medico-Legal Expertise, Chairman of the Consilium Neurochirugicum and member of the Accreditation Committee of the NVvN (Dutch Neurosurgical Society). 

He holds multiple memberships including the AANS, CNS, EANS, European Skull Base Society, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Neurochirurgie (Dutch Neurosurgical Society), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Neurochirurgie (German Society for Neurosurgery), Nederlandse Vereniging voor Schedelbasischirugie (Dutch Society for Skull Base Surgery) and the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. Moreover, he is the Medical Advisor for Nederlandse Hypofyse Stichting (Dutch Foundation of Pituitary Diseases) and has been the delegate for the Netherlands in the EANS Training Committee for ten years and he is also the delegate for the Netherlands at the WFNS.

While co-founder and member of the editorial board for the journal ‘Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery’ for many years and now for ‘Innovative Neurosurgery’, he likewise is an active reviewer for several journals including Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Central European Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Review, Acta Neurochirurgica, to name a few. He has authored two books, 21 book chapters, more than ninety peer-reviewed scientific publications and given more than 400 (international) lectures and presentations”.