prof. dr. J.L.H.R. Bosch

Professor Emeritus
prof. dr. J.L.H.R. Bosch
  • Department of Urological Oncology



J.L.H. Ruud Bosch received his MD degree from the University of Utrecht in 1977. He subsequently worked as a tropical doctor in Tanzania, Africa. After this he did his general surgery and urology residency training in Enschede and at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.  In 1987-1988 he was a fellow at the department of urology, University of California at San Francisco, USA. Following this, he joined the staff of the department of urology at Erasmus University Hospital in Rotterdam. He did his PhD thesis on "Epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects of benign prostatic hyperplasia" and is a fellow of the European Board of Urology. In 2004 he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the department of Urology at the University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

He is a member of several international societies: the European Association of Urology, the American Urological Association, the International Continence Society and the Societé International d’ Urologie. In 2007 he was the meeting chairman of the ICS annual meeting, held in Rotterdam [NL].

For his research he received several prizes such as the Lapides prize for Neurourology and Urodynamics research and the Dantec-Medtronic prize of the International Continence Society [2x]. His research interests are minimally invasive diagnostic techniques and treatments for bladder and kidney cancer and urethral reconstruction through tissue engineering.

Side Activities

  • Member of the advisory board of the International Continence Society

    Chairman International Consultation on Urologic Diseases [ICUD] Committee on

    “Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms [LUTS]”

    Member of the EAU guidelines committee on urinary incontinence

    Chairman of the Dutch [NVU] guidelines committee on urinary incontinence

    President of the Dutch Urological Association [NVU]

    Chairman of the Continence Foundation of the Netherlands [CSN].

    Consultant GSK

    Speaker for GSK, Astellas

Fellowship and Awards

  • Fellowship granted by the "Sophia foundation for medical research", NL.

    Travel grant "Fulbright Foundation", USA.

    Ziekenfondsraad [Health Insurance council] Ontwikkelingsgeneeskundeproject  (OG 90.005;) Neuromodulation as treatment of patients with urge-incontinence due to detrusor instability or hyperreflexia

    KWF [Dutch cancer society] project [UU-2007-3922]: Fluorescence guided Raman spectroscopy in the diagnosis of bladder cancer

Research Output (205)

Dose-Dependent Effect of Platinum-Based Chemotherapy on the Risk of Metachronous Contralateral Testicular Cancer

Blok Joost M, Groot Harmke J, Huele Eline H, de Wit Ronald, Horenblas Simon, Nuver Janine, Groenewegen Gerard, Bosch J L H Ruud, Witjes J Alfred, Tromp Jacqueline M, de Brouwer Peter J M, van den Berg Hetty A, Vanneste Ben G L, Smilde Tineke J, Aarts Maureen J B, Gietema Jourik A, Meijer Richard P, Schaapveld Michael 29 okt 2020, In: Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 39 , p. 319-327 9 p.

Unmet expectations in prostate cancer patients and their association with decision regret

Wollersheim Barbara M, van Stam Marie-Anne, Bosch Ruud J L H, Pos Floris J, Tillier Corinne N, van der Poel Henk G, Aaronson Neil K 1 okt 2020, In: Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 14 , p. 731-738 8 p.

Incidence and risk factors for contralateral testicular tumor

Blok Joost Marijn, Groot Harmke J., Huele Eline H., De Wit Ronald, Gietema Jourik A., Groenewegen Gerard, Witjes Fred, Van den Berg Hetty, Nuver Janine, Tromp Jacqueline Maria, De Brouwer Peter, Smilde Tineke Jacoba, Aarts Maureen J. B., Vanneste Ben G. L., Bosch Ruud J. L. H., Horenblas Simon, Schaapveld Michael, Meijer Richard P. 20 feb 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Oncology. 38

Patient-reported Outcomes Following Treatment of Localised Prostate Cancer and Their Association with Regret About Treatment Choices

van Stam Marie Anne, Aaronson Neil K., Bosch J. L.H.Ruud, Kieffer Jacobien M., van der Voort van Zyp Jochem R.N., Tillier Corinne N., Horenblas Simon, van der Poel Henk G. 1 feb 2020, In: European Urology Oncology. 3 , p. 21-31 11 p.

Do functional changes occur in the bladder due to bladder outlet obstruction? - ICI-RS 2018

Bosch Ruud, Abrams Paul, Averbeck Marcio Augusto, Finazzi Agró Enrico, Gammie Andrew, Marcelissen Tom, Solomon Eskinder 1 dec 2019, In: Neurourology and Urodynamics. 38 Suppl 5 , p. S56-S65

De FUTURE trial; een multicenter RCT naar MRI-geleide prostaatbiopten:Vergelijking van drie technieken van target biopten en vergelijking met systematische biopten

Wegelin O., Exterkate L., Barentsz J. O., van der Leest M. G., Kelder J. C., Kummer J. A., Vreuls W., de Bruin P. C., de Vocht T. F., Nuininga J. E., Bosch J. L.H.R., Somford D. M., van Melick H. H.E. 1 dec 2019, In: Tijdschrift voor Urologie. 9 , p. 146-156 11 p.

Coping styles in patients with hypospadias

Rynja Sybren P., Bosch J. L.H.Ruud, de Jong Tom P.V.M., van der Werf-Kok Esther T., de Kort Laetitia M.O. 1 dec 2019, In: Journal of Pediatric Urology. 15 , p. 625.e1-625.e8

Complications and Adverse Events of Three Magnetic Resonance Imaging-based Target Biopsy Techniques in the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Among Men with Prior Negative Biopsies:Results from the FUTURE Trial, a Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial

Wegelin Olivier, Exterkate Leonie, van der Leest Marloes, Kelder Johannes C, Bosch J L H Ruud, Barentsz Jelle O, Somford Diederik M, van Melick Harm H E nov 2019, In: European Urology Oncology. 2 , p. 617-624 8 p.

The FUTURE Trial:A Multicenter Randomised Controlled Trial on Target Biopsy Techniques Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer in Patients with Prior Negative Biopsies

Wegelin Olivier, Exterkate Leonie, van der Leest Marloes, Kummer Jean A, Vreuls Willem, de Bruin Peter C, Bosch J L H Ruud, Barentsz Jelle O, Somford Diederik M, van Melick Harm H E apr 2019, In: European Urology. 75 , p. 582-590 9 p.

Comparison of preputioplasty and circumcision in distal hypospadias correction: long-term follow-up

van den Dungen I. A. L., Rynja S. P., Bosch J. L. H. R., de Jong T. P. V. M., de Kort L. M. O. feb 2019, In: Journal of Pediatric Urology. 15 , p. 47.e1-47.e9

All research output