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prof. dr. R.L.A.W. (Ronald L.A.W.) Bleys

prof. dr. R.L.A.W. (Ronald L.A.W.) Bleys

Full Professor
prof. dr. R.L.A.W. (Ronald L.A.W.) Bleys
  • Department of Anatomy

Biography

Biography

Ronald L.A.W. Bleys (1959) graduated as MD in 1986 at Utrecht University. He has been working as an anatomist at the medical faculty of Utrecht University (now: University Medical Center Utrecht) since 1987. In 1995 he received his PhD degree on the thesis “Innervation of the basal cerebral arteries: pathways and densities”. Part of this research had been performed at the department of anatomy of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London, UK. In 1999 he became registered as medical morphological investigator by the Foundation for Biomedical Scientific Research Training (SMBWO). He became head of department of Anatomy in 2000 and full professor of Clinical Anatomy in 2012.

His recent research work has focused on the interactions between the vascular system and the autonomic nervous system. More specifically, he is investigating the role of the autonomic nervous system in the regulation of inflammatory responses. Furthermore in collaboration with clinicians of especially surgical disciplines he has been participating in clinical anatomical research projects, with special focus on esophageal cancer surgery. 

He is an allround anatomist with an enormous teaching experience, including training of medical residents and specialists. His department has become a centre of excellence for postgraduate anatomical training in the Netherlands and hosts well known international courses. His own specialty is the head and neck region. He is also involved in teaching innovations, one of them being the development and implementation of virtual 3D anatomical models. 

Side Activities

Nederlandse Anatomen Vereniging, president

Medische Arthroscopie en Endoscopie Stichting, president

Member of editorial board of Clinical Anatomy

Stichting Medisch Faculteitsfonds Talma-Eykman, treasurer and secretary

Faculty Club Utrecht University, president

Medische Studenten Faculteitsvereniging Utrecht "Sams", member of supervisory and advisory board

Vereniging Chirurgie voor Medisch Studenten, member of board of recommendation

Fellowship and Awards

Honorary doctorate, Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia, 2015

Outstanding Teacher Award, Utrecht University, 2013

Medal of honor, Medical University Varna, Bulgaria, 1997

Talma Eykman award for Teacher of the year, Faculty of Medicine, Utrecht University, 1990

Research Output (143)

Radiography and Computed Tomography Detection of Intimal and Medial Calcifications in Leg Arteries in Comparison to Histology

Vos Annelotte, Vink Aryan, Kockelkoren Remko, Takx Richard A P, Celeng Csilla, Mali Willem P T M, Isgum Ivana, Bleys Ronald L A W, de Jong Pim A May 2022, In: Journal of Personalized Medicine. 12 , p. 1-7

Identification of the Peri-oral Mimic Muscles on Cadaver Slices and 3 and 7 Tesla MRI Scans

Schutte Hilde, Muradin Marvick S.M., Seubring Karlien, Bleys Ronald L.A.W., Pameijer Frank A., Rosenberg Antoine J.W.P. 15 Feb 2022, In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 10 , p. 1-8

A comparative anatomical and histological study on the presence of an apical splenic nerve in mice and humans

Cleypool Cindy G J, Mackaaij Claire, Verlinde-Schellekens Suzanne A M W, Bleys Ronald L A W Feb 2022, In: Journal of Anatomy. 240 , p. 296-304 9 p.

Computed tomography-based calcium scoring in cadaver leg arteries:Influence of dose, reader, and reconstruction algorithm

de Jong Daan J, van der Star Simone, Bleys Ronald L A W, Schilham Arnold M R, Kuijf Hugo J, de Jong Pim A, Kok Madeleine 1 Dec 2021, In: European Journal of Radiology. 146

Microanatomy of the Frontal Branch of the Facial Nerve:The Role of Nerve Caliber and Axonal Capacity

Ruewe Marc, Engelmann Simon, Huang Chi W, Klein Silvan M, Anker Alexandra M, Lamby Philipp, Bleys Ronald L A W, Tamm Ernst R, Prantl Lukas, Kehrer Andreas 1 Dec 2021, In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 148 , p. 1357-1365 9 p.

Age-Related Variation in Sympathetic Nerve Distribution in the Human Spleen

Cleypool Cindy G.J., Brinkman David J., Mackaaij Claire, Nikkels Peter G.J., Nolte Martijn A., Luyer Misha D., de Jonge Wouter J., Bleys Ronald L.A.W. 14 Oct 2021, In: Frontiers in Neuroscience. 15 , p. 1-14

Targeted muscle reinnervation for Morton Neuroma:An anatomical study

Krijgh David D., Teunis Teun, List Emile B., Van Hecke Wim, Bleys Ronald L.A.W., Coert J. Henk Oct 2021, In: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 74 , p. 2776-2820 45 p.

Quantification of Calcium in Peripheral Arteries of the Lower Extremities:Comparison of Different CT Scanners and Scoring Platforms

van der Star Simone, de Jong Daan J, Bleys Ronald L A W, Kuijf Hugo J, Schilham Arnold, de Jong Pim A, Kok Madeleine 17 Aug 2021, In: Investigative Radiology. 57 , p. 141-147 7 p.

Sympathetic nerve distribution in human lymph nodes

Cleypool Cindy G.J., Mackaaij Claire, Lotgerink Bruinenberg Dyonne, Schurink Bernadette, Bleys Ronald L.A.W. Aug 2021, In: Journal of Anatomy. 239 , p. 282-289 8 p.

Topographic features of nano-pores within the osteochondral interface and their effects on transport properties –a 3D imaging and modeling study

Pouran Behdad, Raoof Amir, de Winter D. A.Matthijs, Arbabi Vahid, Bleys Ronald L.A.W., Beekman Frederik J., Zadpoor Amir A., Malda Jos, Weinans Harrie 23 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Biomechanics. 123 8 p.

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