Thomas M. van Gulik

Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Professor Thomas M. van Gulik completed his surgical training at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He received his PhD degree in Experimental surgery in Amsterdam. From 1988-1989, he was a fellow at the Transplantation laboratory of the University of Wisconsin Hospital working with Folkert Belzer and Jim Southard on organ preservation. His interest in organ preservation research stems from this fellowship and continued when returning to The Netherlands. In 1990 he became a member of the surgical staff at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and specialized in surgery of the liver, biliary tract and the pancreas (HPB surgery). He was appointed as professor of surgery in 1997 at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. As the director of the Surgical laboratory in that institution, his main interests in surgical research have focussed on ischemia and reperfusion injury in relation with organ preservation, liver resection/regeneration, and replacement of liver function (i.e. liver transplantation, bioartificial liver and hepatocyte transplantation).