Arjen Kolk



My research focuses on shoulder pathology and more specifically rotator cuff disorders. The main purpose is to evaluate shoulder kinematics, muscle activity and results of innovative radiologic imaging to characterize subacromial impingement syndrome within the SuSy project  (Dutch Arthritis Association, grant number 2013-1-060). As muscle degeneration plays an important role in various shoulder pathologies, we study shoulder muscle degeneration within the collaboration between the Orthopaedic, Human Genetic and Radiology department. By these projects we aim to improve diagnostic and pathophysiological insight in patients with rotator cuff disease for patient-based treatment optimization.


  • PhD -student, department of Orthopaedics, Leiden University Medical Center (2013 - present)
  • Non-training resident, department of Orthopaedics, Rijnland hospital Leiderdorp (2012-2013)
  • Non-training resident, department of Surgery, St. Antonius hospital Nieuwegein (2010-2012)
  • Medical degree, faculty of Medicine, Utrecht University (2010)


Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Gebouw 1
Kamer B0-57

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: +31(0)71 5263606

Postzone J11-R
Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden