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

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

Professor Emeritus
prof. dr. T.J.M. (Theo) Verheij
  • Julius Center, dept. General Practice & Nursing Science

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 (432)

Clinical diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection:An observational study of respiratory tract infection in primary care in the early phase of the pandemic

van der Velden Alike W, Shanyinde Milensu, Bongard Emily, Böhmer Femke, Chlabicz Slawomir, Colliers Annelies, García-Sangenís Ana, Malania Lile, Pauer Jozsef, Tomacinschii Angela, Yu Ly-Mee, Loens Katherine, Ieven Margareta, Verheij Theo J, Goossens Herman, Vellinga Akke, Butler Christopher C Dec 2023, In: European Journal of General Practice. 29 9 p.

Using microbiological data to improve the use of antibiotics for respiratory tract infections:A protocol for an individual patient data meta-analysis

Boateng Irene, Stuart Beth, Becque Taeko, Barrett Bruce, Bostock Jennifer, Bruyndonckx Robin, Carr-Knox Lucy, Ciccone Emily J, Coenen Samuel, Ebell Mark, Gillespie David, Hayward Gail, Hedin Katarina, Hood Kerenza, Lau Tin Man Mandy, Little Paul, Merenstein Dan, Mulogo Edgar, Ordóñez-Mena Jose, Muir Peter, Samuel Kirsty, Shaikh Nader, Tonner Sharon, van der Velden Alike W, Verheij Theo, Wang Kay, Hay Alastair D, Francis Nick 2023, In: PLoS ONE. 18

Effect of a multifaceted antibiotic stewardship intervention to improve antibiotic prescribing for suspected urinary tract infections in frail older adults (ImpresU):pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial in four European countries

Hartman Esther A.R., van de Pol Alma C., Heltveit-Olsen Silje Rebekka, Lindbæk Morten, Høye Sigurd, Lithén Sara Sofia, Sundvall Pär Daniel, Sundvall Sofia, Arnljots Egill Snaebjörnsson, Gunnarsson Ronny, Kowalczyk Anna, Godycki-Cwirko Maciek, Platteel Tamara N., Groen Wim G., Monnier Annelie A., Zuithoff Nicolaas P., Verheij Theo J.M., Hertogh Cees M.P.M. 2023, In: BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 380

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

Point of care testing, antibiotic prescribing and prescribing confidence for respiratory tract infections in primary care:a prospective audit in 18 European countries

van der Velden Alike, van de Pol Alma C, Bongard Emily, Cianci Daniela, Aabenhus Rune, Balan Anca, Böhmer Femke, Bralic Lang Valerija, Bruno Pascale, Chlabicz Slawomir, Coenen Samuel, Colliers Annelies, Garcia-Sangenis Anna, Ghazaryan Hrachuhi, Godycki-Cwirko Maciek, Jensen Siri, Lionis Christos, van der Linde Sanne R, Malania Lile, Pauer Jozsef, Tomacinschii Angela, Vellinga Akke, Zastavnyy Ihor, Emmerich Susanne, Zerda Adam, Verheij Theo J, Goossens Herman, Butler Christopher C 6 Apr 2022, In: BJGP Open. 6

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

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