prof.dr. J.F. Hamming

Subafdelingshoofd Vaatchirurgie

Area(s) of interest

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Surgical Training
  • Vascular Biology
  • Neovascularisation and Angiogenesis
  • Patient Safety


Professor Jaap Hamming got his MD at the University of Leiden in 1987. He became PhD in 1988 also at the University of Leiden on the thesis: "Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Current Considerations on Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment" (promoter Prof. Dr. C. H. J. van de Velde). He was trained in Surgery from 1988 to 1994 in Rotterdam in the Erasmus MC. In 1994 he was appointed as surgeon in the Teaching Hospital St Elizabeth Hospital in Tilburg with as focus areas Vascular Surgery, Endocrine Surgery and Laparoscopic Surgery. He was also closely involved in Surgical Training and became Program Director in 2003. He held the position of Secretary in the Board of the Association for Surgeons of the Netherlands. In 2004 he was appointed as Professor of Vascular Surgery, head of the Department of Vascular Surgery and Program Director of Surgical Training in the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). He is also responsible for the Skillslab of Surgical Disciplines in the LUMC. Between 2008 and 2013 he has been also Program Director of Training in Emergency Medicine in the LUMC. Prof. Hamming is currently President of Concilium Chirurgicum (Council and Board of Surgical Training in The Netherlands) and member of the Executive-, Board of the Dutch Association for Vascular Surgery and he is Dutch delegate in Section General Surgery of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) among several other organisational activities. He is involved in developing the Training of Trainers on Patient Safety for the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG).




"The training surgery 2012 and beyond", Chirurgendagen, Veldhoven
"Aneurysm registration: progress", DISCO congress, Bussum
"Stimulation career female surgeons", meeting VITAL, Leiden
"Stimulation career female surgeons", Surgery EMC, Rotterdam
"Exposure abdominal vascular", Masterclass Abdominal Exposure, Leiden
"Development vascular surgery Leiden", afscheidssymposium, Soestduinen
"Early days or LOSS", Endovascular workshops, "It
"Anatomy trigonum caroticum", Hoofdhals anatomy course, Leiden
"Peripheral arteriovascular disease even in low complaints seriously? ", Claims practice general practitioners, Leiden
"Deployment modernisation", Opleiderssymposium KNMG, Nieuwegein
"Future of differentiation to Vaatchirurg", VAGH symposium, Ede
"Aneurysm treatment", Cleveringalezing, Borne
"Vascular surgical training", ESVS, Amsterdam
"Stemcell therapy for critical limb ischemia
"Anatomy trigonum caroticum", Hoofdhals anatomy course, Leiden
"Surgery 21ST century" Leiden Alumni Gnk, Leiden
'Modernising training Surgery", Regional educational midday, Tilburg
"Duplex surveillance after CEA or PTA, MAx Fee Symposium, Doetinchem
Misc, Teacher The Teacher, Leiden
"The modern training", Symposium Training in practice, Leiden 


"Acute Abdominal Pain: Considerations on Diagnosis and Management", Boudewijn Toorenvliet - 16-11-2011
"Bone Marrow Derived Cells in Collateral Formation: Studies Toward Therapeutic arteriogenesis", Alwine Hellingman - 15/09/2011
"Customized Aortic Repair: an alternative approach to aortic aneurysm repair using injectable elastomer" Willem-Maarten Bosman - 01/09/2011
"Vascular Remodeling: Just Say NO! ", Barend Mathijs Eduard Mees - 01-06-2011
'Assessing Quality or Care in Peripheral Vascular Surgery", Arianne J. Ploeg - 20-04-2011
"Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease: Answering Basic Questions Regarding Cell Behavior", Koen van der Bogt - 16-12-2010
"Quality or provided care in vascular surgery: outcome assessment & improvement strategies", Hans Christiaan Flu - 24-03-2010
"Assessment or Ultrasonography and Computed Tomography in the Diagnostic Strategy or Suspected Appendictis", Pieter Poortman - 29-10/2009
"Characterization or Embryonic Stem Cell Transplantation Immunobiology using Molecular Imaging", Rutger-Jan Swijnenburg - 21-04/2009
"Pitfalls or aneurysm sac pressure monitoring", J. W. Hinnen - 20/11/2007
"Imaging the scaphoid problem: A Diagnostic Strategy for Suspected Scaphoid Fractures", Frank. J. P. Beeres - 14-05-2008
"Maggot Debridement Therapy in Surgery", Pascal Steenvoorde - 09-01/2008
"Patient-based Outcomes in Peripheral Arterial Desease: The Role or Psychological Factors", Annelies Aquarius - 16-12-2005
"Quality of Life and Health Status in Patients with Intermittent Claudication", J. C. Break - 23-01-2004

Membership Associations

Dutch Society of Surgery 
Dutch Society for Vascular Surgery
European Society for Vascular Surgeons
International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
International Society of Surgery

Training / Education / Committee activities


Head-neck anatomy course, Leiden
Teach the Teacher, Leiden
Craft Training general practitioners, Leiden
Masterclass Abdominal Exposure, Leiden
CASH-3 Vascular, Enschede
AAA for ER doctors, Leiden
PATH for cardiologists, Leiden
Basic Surgical skills, Leiden
Vascular sessions education, Oegstgeest
Instructors symposium KNMG, Nieuwegein
Dutch Vascular Course, Edinburgh
Symposium Training in practice, Leiden 


Vaatdagen, Noordwijkerhout, 2012
DICA congres, Bussum, 2012
ATVB congres, Chicago, 2012
Vascular round, Den Haag, 2012
Brok cursus, Leiden, 2012
Opleidingssymposium KNMG, Utrecht, 2012
Vascular Round, Den Haag, 2011
Regionale refereeravond, Den Haag, 2011
Najaarscongres NVvH, Ede, 2011
Endovasculaire themadagen, Brescia It, 2011
Nascholing NVvVaatchirurgie, Michelsgestel, 2011
Legsymposium, Hamburg, 2011
Society Vascular Surgery, Chicago, 2011
Chirurgendagen, Veldhoven, 2011
Opleiderssymposium, Leiden, 2011
Regionale refereeravond, Den Haag, 2011
Charing Cross Vascular Symposium, Londen, 2011
Cursus epidemiologie chirurgen, Zwolle, 2010
Nascholing NVvVaatchirurgie, Den Bosch, 2010
European Society Vascular Surgery, Amsterdam, 2010
European Surgical Association, Budapest, 2010
Max Taks Symposium, Doetichem, 2010

Committee activities

Surgery Management Team (member)
Central Education Committee (member)
Skilslab education LUMC (Chairman)
Anatomist Clinical Curriculum Committee (member)
Commission Minimal Invasive Surgery LUMC (Limit) (Member)
Concilium Chirurgicum (Vice Chairman)
Working Group on Modernization of the Central Training College Medical Specialists (Member)
Working NVvH Endocrine Surgery (Chairman)
Editorial Dutch Journal of Surgery
Regional Training Committee (Chairman)
Commission modular teaching Region 3 (Chairman)
Representative UEMS section NVvH in General Surgery
National Working Group directive thyroid tumors
National Working Group directive thyroid dysfunction


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