Steven W. M. Olde Damink
Maastricht University Medical Center+, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Steven WM Olde Damink obtained a Master of Science degree in Health Science (’92) and a Medical Degree (’95) at Maastricht University. His PhD degree in Medicine (‘05 Cum Laude) focused on metabolic changes in patients with liver failure and was performed between Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC) and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK. In 2015 he was appointed as Professor of Surgery on the chair of Translational Research Gastrointestinal Surgery and became Research Line leader at the Research School Nutrition & Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM).
His clinical work has always been focused on Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery and the care for the (metabolically) compromised surgical patient. His key motivation is to improve patient outcome by transferring the knowledge acquired in basic research into everyday clinical practice, and vice-versa to translate the clinical questions into basic research questions.