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

Professor Emeritus

  • Department of Urological Oncology

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


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 (201)

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

Lymphovascular invasion and presence of embryonal carcinoma as risk factors for occult metastatic disease in clinical stage I nonseminomatous germ cell tumour:A systematic review and meta-analysis

Blok Joost M, Pluim Ilse, Daugaard Gedske, Wagner Thomas, Jóźwiak Katarzyna, Wilthagen Erica A, Looijenga Leendert H J, Meijer Richard P, Bosch J L H Ruud, Horenblas Simon 1 jan 2019, In: BJU International. 125 , p. 355-368 14 p.

Sentinel Node Biopsy in Clinical Stage I Testicular Cancer Enables Early Detection of Occult Metastatic Disease

Blok Joost M, Kerst J Martijn, Vegt Erik, Brouwer Oscar R, Meijer Richard P, Bosch J L H Ruud, Bex Axel, van der Poel Henk G, Horenblas Simon 11 nov 2018, In: BJU International. 124 , p. 424-430 7 p.

Shared Decision Making in Prostate Cancer Care—Encouraging Every Patient to be Actively Involved in Decision Making or Ensuring the Patient Preferred Level of Involvement?

van Stam Marie Anne, Pieterse Arwen H., van der Poel Henk G., Bosch J. L.H.Ruud, Tillier Corinne, Horenblas Simon, Aaronson Neil K. 1 sep 2018, In: Journal of Urology. 200 , p. 582-589 8 p.

Proximal hypospadias treated with a transverse preputial island tube: long-term functional, sexual, and cosmetic outcomes

Rynja Sybren P., de Jong Tom P. V. M., Bosch J. L. H. Ruud, de Kort Laetitia M. O. sep 2018, In: BJU International. 122 , p. 463-471

All Research Output (201)