prof. dr. T.J.M. (Theo) Verheij

prof. dr. T.J.M. (Theo) Verheij

Professor Emeritus
prof. dr. T.J.M. (Theo) Verheij
  • Department of General Practice

Research Programs

Infection & Immunity



After his medical training at the Leiden University Medical Center, Theo Verheij worked as general practitioner in Noordwijk from 1987 to 1997. He got his PhD at Leiden University in 1995 after writing a thesis on Acute Bronchitis in General Practice. In 1997 he was appointed full professor of general practice at the UMC Utrecht. His focus of research is infectious diseases in primary care and antibiotic use in outpatients. Until now he supervised 25 PhD students and co-authored 208 peer-reviewed papers (H-index 32). He was and still is involved in the implementation of research in clinical practice for instance by contributing to guidelines on infectious diseases and by advising on monitoring and improving antibiotic use in the Netherlands and Europe. He combines his scientific work with part-time clinical work at one of the academic primary care health centres of the Julius Center, UMC Utrecht.

Side Activities

Member on the funding committee for infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
Member of the Research Committee Prevention and Care of the Dutch Lung
Member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of General Practice
Member of the board of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy 
Adviser of the Coordination Group of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial
Member of the Consumption Network of the ECDC (European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control)
Member of the steering committee of TRACE (Translational Research on Antimicrobial resistance and Community-acquired infections in Europe)
Member of the Supervisory Board of IZER, a large cooperative of GPs in Rotterdam

Research Output (428)

Methenamine hippurate to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections in older women:protocol for a randomised, placebo-controlled trial (ImpresU)

Heltveit-Olsen Silje Rebekka, Sundvall Pär Daniel, Gunnarsson Ronny, Snaebjörnsson Arnljots Egill, Kowalczyk Anna, Godycki-Cwirko Maciek, Platteel Tamara N., Koning Hilde A.M., Groen Wim G., Åhrén Christina, Grude Nils, Verheij Theo J.M., Hertogh Cees M.P.M., Lindbaek Morten, Hoye Sigurd 1 Nov 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12

Added Diagnostic Value of Biomarkers in Patients with Suspected Sepsis:A Prospective Cohort Study in Out-Of-Hours Primary Care

Loots Feike J., Smits Marleen, Jenniskens Kevin, van Zanten Arthur R.H., Kusters Ron, Verheij Theo J.M., Hopstaken Rogier M. 1 Sep 2022, In: The journal of applied laboratory medicine. 7 , p. 1088-1097 10 p.

The Opportunity of Point-of-Care Diagnostics in General Practice:Modelling the Effects on Antimicrobial Resistance

van der Pol Simon, Jansen Danielle E M C, van der Velden Alike W, Butler Christopher C, Verheij Theo J M, Friedrich Alex W, Postma Maarten J, van Asselt Antoinette D I 29 Jun 2022, In: PharmacoEconomics. 40 , p. 823-833 11 p.

Decisions on antibiotic prescribing for suspected urinary tract infections in frail older adults:A qualitative study in four European countries

Hartman Esther A.R., Groen Wim G., Heltveit-Olsen Silje Rebekka, Lindbæk Morten, Høye Sigurd, Sundvall Pär Daniel, Skoglund Ingmarie, Snaebjörnsson Arnljots Egill, Gunnarsson Ronny, Kowalczyk Anna, Godycki-Cwirko Maciek, Kosiek Katarzyna, Platteel Tamara N., Van De Pol Alma C., Verheij Theo J.M., Monnier Annelie A., Hertogh Cees M.P.M. 1 Jun 2022, In: Age and ageing. 51

New clinical prediction model for early recognition of sepsis in adult primary care patients:a prospective diagnostic cohort study of development and external validation

Loots Feike J., Smits Marleen, Hopstaken Rogier M., Jenniskens Kevin, Schroeten Fleur H., Van Den Bruel Ann, Van De Pol Alma C., Oosterheert Jan Jelrik, Bouma Hjalmar, Little Paul, Moore Michael, Van Delft Sanne, Rijpsma Douwe, Holkenborg Joris, Van Bussel Bas C.T., Laven Ralph, Bergmans Dennis C.J.J., Hoogerwerf Jacobien J., Latten Gideon H.P., De Bont Eefje G.P.M., Giesen Paul, Den Harder Annemarie, Kusters Ron, Van Zanten Arthur R.H., Verheij Theo J.M. Jun 2022, In: British Journal of General Practice. 72 , p. E437-E445

Performance Assessment of a Rapid Molecular Respiratory Syncytial Virus Point-of-Care Test:A Prospective Community Study in Older Adults

Zuurbier Roy P, Korsten Koos, Verheij Theo J M, Butler Chris, Adriaenssens Niels, Coenen Samuel, Gruselle Olivier, Vantomme Valerie, van Houten Marlies A, Bont Louis J, Wildenbeest Joanne G, 4 Feb 2022, In: The Journal of infectious diseases. 226 , p. S63-S70

Contact With Young Children Increases the Risk of Respiratory Infection in Older Adults in Europe-the RESCEU Study

Korsten Koos, Adriaenssens Niels, Coenen Samuel, Butler Chris C, Pirçon Jean-Yves, Verheij Theo J M, Bont Louis J, Wildenbeest Joanne G, 15 Dec 2021, In: The Journal of infectious diseases. 226 , p. S79-S86

World Health Organization Influenza-Like Illness Underestimates the Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Korsten Koos, Adriaenssens Niels, Coenen Samuel, Butler Chris C, Verheij Theo J M, Bont Louis J, Wildenbeest Joanne G, 14 Dec 2021, In: The Journal of infectious diseases. 226 , p. S71-S78

Clinical presentation, microbiological aetiology and disease course in patients with flu-like illness:a post hoc analysis of randomised controlled trial data

Verheij Theo, Cianci Daniela, van der Velden Alike, Butler Christopher C, Bongard Emily, Coenen Samuel, Colliers Annelies, Francis Nick, Little Paul, Godycki-Cwirko Maciek, Llor Carl, Chlabicz Slawomir, Lionis Christos, Sundvall Pär-Daniel, Bjerrum Lars, De Sutter An, Aabenhus Rune, Jonassen Harbin Nicolay, Lindbaek Morten, Glinz Dominik, Bucher Heiner, Kovacs Bernadett, Seifert Bohumil, Radzeviciene JUrgute Ruta, Touboul Lundgren Pia, de Paor Muireann, Matheeussen Veerle, Goossens Herman, Ieven Margareta 13 Dec 2021, In: The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 72 , p. e217-e224

Does C-reactive protein predict time to recovery and benefit from oseltamivir treatment in primary care patients with influenza-like illness?:A randomized controlled trial secondary analysis

Harbin Nicolay Jonassen, Rystedt Karin, Lindbaek Morten, Radzeviciene Ruta, Westin Johan, Gunnarsson Ronny, Butler Christopher C, van der Velden Alike W, Verheij Theo J, Sundvall Pär-Daniel 30 Nov 2021, In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care. 39 , p. 527-532 6 p.

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