dr. R.P. (Roderick P.) Venekamp

Associate Professor

  • Department of General Practice
  • Julius Center Research Program Infectious Diseases

dr. R.P. (Roderick P.) Venekamp


Roderick Paul Venekamp was born on the 21th of June 1983. After his graduation as MD in 2008, he started to combine his GP vocational training with a PhD programme at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the UMCU. During this combined programme he also successfully finished a master programme Epidemiology Postgraduate at the UU Graduate School of Life Sciences.

At present, he works as a GP which he combines with an Assistant Professor position at the Julius Center with the objective to develop and supervise the conduct, analysis and report of clinical trials on the effectiveness of various interventions for common ear, nose and throat conditions, especially in children.

He is member of the evidENT team at the University College London (UCL) thereby contributing to the strong links between UMCU and UCL.

He is an active reviewer for the Cochrane Collaboration and has joint the editorial team of the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) Group as an Editor in 2014 and Cochrane ENT as an editor in 2016.

He has participated in the 2014 revisions of the practice guidelines on Acute Otitis Media in Children, Otitis Media with Effusion in Children and Acute Rhinosinusitis issued by the Dutch College of GPs.

Side Activities

  • Editor of the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) Group and Cochrane ENT.

    Member of the Dutch College of GPs practice guideline group Acute Otitis Media in Children, Otitis Media with Effusion in Children and Acute Rhinosinusitis.

    Board of Directors International Society of Otitis Media

    Member of Medical Ethical Committee Utrecht

Fellowship and Awards

  • 2013 SBOH Academisation Prize for the best scientific article written by GP trainee

    2017 ZonMw/NWO Veni

Research Output (76)

Acute otitis media in children

Venekamp Roderick P, Schilder Anne G M, van den Heuvel Maaike, Hay Alastair D 18 nov 2020, In: BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 371 , p. m4238

Accuracy of signs, symptoms and blood tests for diagnosing acute bacterial rhinosinusitis and CT-confirmed acute rhinosinusitis in adults:protocol of an individual patient data meta-analysis

Venekamp Roderick, Hansen Jens Georg, Reitsma Johannes B, Ebell Mark H, Lindbaek Morten 3 nov 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10 , p. e040988

Improving pain management in childhood acute otitis media in general practice:a cluster randomised controlled trial of a GP-targeted educational intervention

van Uum Rick T, Venekamp Roderick P, Zuithoff Nicolaas Pa, Sjoukes Alies, van de Pol Alma C, Schilder Anne Gm, Damoiseaux Roger Amj 24 aug 2020, In: The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 70 , p. E684-E695

Inactivated influenza vaccine does not reduce all cause respiratory illness in children with pre-existing medical conditions

de Hoog Marieke L A, Venekamp Roderick P, Meijer Adam, Sanders Elisabeth A M, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia C J L 9 apr 2020, In: Vaccine. 38 , p. 3397-3403 7 p.

Tonsillectomy for periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome (PFAPA)

Burton Martin J, Pollard Andrew J, Ramsden James D, Chong Lee-Yee, Venekamp Roderick P 30 dec 2019, In: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2019

Panel 5:Impact of otitis media on quality of life and development

Homøe Preben, Heidemann Christian H, Damoiseaux Roger Amj, Lailach Susen, Lieu Judith E C, Phillips John S, Venekamp Roderick P 20 dec 2019, In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 130 10 p.

Pijnbestrijding bij kinderen met otitis media acuta

van Uum Rick, Venekamp Roderick, Schilder Anne, Damoiseaux Roger, Anthierens Sibyl 1 dec 2019, In: Huisarts en Wetenschap. 62 , p. 18-23 6 p.

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in children

Fortanier Alexandre C, Venekamp Roderick P, Boonacker Chantal Wb, Hak Eelko, Schilder Anne Gm, Sanders Elisabeth Am, Damoiseaux Roger Amj 28 mei 2019, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews . 5

Does pneumococcal conjugate vaccination affect onset and risk of first acute otitis media and recurrences?:A primary care-based cohort study

Fortanier Alexandre C, Venekamp Roderick P, Hoes Arno W, Schilder Anne G M 6 feb 2019, In: Vaccine. 37 , p. 1528-1532 5 p.

Pain management in acute otitis media:A qualitative study of parents' views and expectations

Van Uum Rick T., Venekamp Roderick P., Schilder Anne G.M., Damoiseaux Roger A.M.J., Anthierens Sibyl 23 jan 2019, In: BMC Family Practice. 20

All Research Output (76)