prof. dr. R.A.M.J. (Roger) Damoiseaux

prof. dr. R.A.M.J. (Roger) Damoiseaux

Full Professor
prof. dr. R.A.M.J. (Roger) Damoiseaux
  • Julius Center, dept. General Practice & Nursing Science

Research Programs

Infection & Immunity



Roger Damoiseaux started his medical career in Africa. He worked for 4 years as a medical officer in a mission hospital in Malawi (Central Africa). Since 1995 he works as a general practitioner. In 2000 he finished his PhD thesis ‘acute otitis media in infancy in general practice, a therapeutic and prognostic study’. In 2011 he became a teacher at the specialty training in general practice at the University Medical Center in Utrecht. In 2013 he was appointed as head of the GP specialty training in Utrecht. In 2014 he was appointed as professor of General Practice at the University Medical Center in Utrecht.

His research focuses on the treatment of otitis media and upper respiratory tract infections in children. Further there is an ongoing search for prognostic factors for these medical problems. He also is involved in research on medical education.

He is co-author of professional guidelines and Cochrane reviews on otitis media and colorectal blood loss. He is member of the editorial board of the Cochrane group ‘acute respiratory infections’. From 2003 until 2007 he was member of the editorial board of ‘Huisarts en Wetenschap’ and from 2012 until 2020 he was member of the editorial board of 'het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde'. From 2007 until 2011 he was member of the Commission Pharmaceutical Help (CFH) of the Health Care Insurance Board (CVZ). From 2014 until 2016 he was a member of the Registration Board of Medical Specialists (RGS). From 2016 he is a member of the Legislative Board of Medical Specialists (CGS).


Side Activities

Member of the Legislative Board of Medical Specialists (CGS), vice chair.

Member of the editorial board of the Cochrane group ‘acute respiratory infections’

Partner General Practice 'de Hof van Blom' Hattem.

Chair Concilium GP specialty training Netherlands

Member board of owners 'Huisartsopleiding Nederland'

Bestuurlijke adviescommissie Opleiden 2025 (FMS)

Member werkgroep opleidingsstructuur (Opleiden 2025 FMS)

Lid raad van toezicht Leidsche Rijn Julius Gezondheidscentra

Research Output (175)

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, alone or combined, for pain relief in acute otitis media in children

de Sévaux Joline L.H., Damoiseaux Roger A.M.J., van de Pol Alma C., Lutje Vittoria, Hay Alastair D., Little Paul, Schilder Anne G.M., Venekamp Roderick P. 18 Aug 2023, In: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2023

Effectiveness of analgesic ear drops as add-on treatment to oral analgesics in children with acute otitis media:study protocol of the OPTIMA pragmatic randomised controlled trial

de Sévaux Joline L H, Damoiseaux Roger A M J, Hullegie Saskia, Sanders Elisabeth A M, de Wit G Ardine, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, Yardley Lucy, Anthierens Sibyl, Little Paul, Hay Alastair D, Schilder Anne G M, Venekamp Roderick P 22 Feb 2023, In: BMJ Open. 13 9 p.

Oorpijn bij kinderen

de Sévaux Joline, van Uum Rick, Venekamp Roderick, Damoiseaux Roger Jan 2023, In: Huisarts en Wetenschap. 66 , p. 42-45 4 p.

Development and validation of a prediction rule for patients suspected of acute coronary syndrome in primary care: a cross-sectional study

Wouters Loes T. C. M., Zwart Dorien L. M., Erkelens Daphne C. A., Adriaansen Elisabeth J. M., den Ruijter Hester M., De Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger A. M. J., Hoes Arno W., van Smeden Maarten, Rutten Frans H. 5 Oct 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12

Een acuut loopoor:Laat het niet op zijn beloop

Hullegie Saskia, Schilder A.G.M., Damoiseaux Roger, Venekamp Roderick P. 7 Sep 2022, In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 166

Versterkende factoren bij ouderen met een doodswens

Pluim Ilse, Zomers Margot, van Wijngaarden Els, Sachs Alfred, Damoiseaux Roger, van Thiel Ghislaine Mar 2022, In: Huisarts en Wetenschap. 65 , p. 10-14 5 p.

Missed Acute Coronary Syndrome During Telephone Triage at Out-of-Hours Primary Care:Lessons From A Case-Control Study

Erkelens Daphne C., Rutten Frans H., Wouters Loes T., Kirkels Harmke G., Poldervaart Judith M., de Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger A., Hoes Arno W., Zwart Dorien L. 1 Jan 2022, In: Journal of Patient Safety. 18 , p. 40-45 6 p.

Topical or oral antibiotics for children with acute otitis media presenting with ear discharge:study protocol of a randomised controlled non-inferiority trial

Hullegie Saskia, Venekamp Roderick P, van Dongen Thijs M A, Mulder Sanne, van Schaik Willem, de Wit G Ardine, Hay Alastair D, Little Paul, Moore Michael V, Sanders Elisabeth A M, Bonten Marc J M, Bogaert Debby, Schilder Anne Gm, Damoiseaux Roger A M J 16 Dec 2021, In: BMJ Open. 11

Common infections and antibiotic prescribing during the first year of the covid-19 pandemic:A primary care-based observational cohort study

Boeijen Josi A., van der Velden Alike W., Hullegie Saskia, Platteel Tamara N., Zwart Dorien L.M., Damoiseaux Roger A.M.J., Venekamp Roderick P., van de Pol Alma C. 13 Dec 2021, In: Antibiotics [E]. 10 , p. 1-12

Immediate oral versus immediate topical versus delayed oral antibiotics for children with acute otitis media with discharge: the REST three-arm non-inferiority electronic platform-supported RCT Introduction:the REST three-arm non-inferiority electronic platform-supported RCT

Hay Alastair D, Moore Michael V, Taylor Jodi, Turner Nicholas, Noble Sian, Cabral Christie, Horwood Jeremy, Prasad Vibhore, Curtis Kathryn, Delaney Brendan, Damoiseaux Roger, Domínguez Jesús, Tapuria Archana, Harris Sue, Little Paul, Lovering Andrew, Morris Richard, Rowley Kate, Sadoo Annie, Schilder Anne, Venekamp Roderick, Wilkes Scott, Curcin Vasa 1 Nov 2021, In: Health technology assessment (Winchester, England). 25 , p. 1-76 76 p.

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