prof. dr. G.J. (Gert Jan) de Borst

prof. dr. G.J. (Gert Jan) de Borst

Full Professor
prof. dr. G.J. (Gert Jan) de Borst
  • Department of Vascular Surgery



Gert Jan de Borst was born in Utrecht , the Netherlands on December 14th, 1970. Following medical school at the University of Utrecht he obtained his medical degree at the University of Utrecht in 1996 and graduated in September 1999. Subsequently he became a research fellow at the Department of Vascular Surgery of the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht where he participated in a substudy of the Dutch Bypass Oral anticoagulant or aspirin study (BOA trial). In the same period he performed animal experiments on endovascular venous valve transplantation.

In 2001 he started his residency in general surgery at the department of Surgery (Prof dr IHM Borel Rinkes). Between January 2007 and December 2009 he did a fellowship in Vascular Surgery  (Prof dr FL Moll). Within this timeframe he finished his PhD on carotid artery revascularization in August 2007.

Since april 2009 he works as a vascular surgeon at the department of Vascular Surgery of the UMC Utrecht. He is actively involved in the training of surgical residents (co-supervisor) and training of vascular fellows (supervisor). His area of main clinical and research interest is cerebrovascular pathology. As a result, most of his research activities focus on carotid artery revascularization. In February 2015 he had 161 Pubmed registered publications, and in may 2015 he will be co-promotor for the eighth PhD student defending her thesis. 

Besides, he is the director of the vascular animal experimental laboratory in Utrecht. He is associate editor of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and editor of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy and Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. Furthermore, he is regular reviewer for the most relevant journals in his field of expertise (JAMA, Stroke, Journal of Neurology, Journal of Vascular Surgery, etc). Since 2012 he is secretary of the Dutch Association of Vascular Surgeons.

He is married with three kids and lives in Bilthoven, the Netherlands.

Side Activities

2014 - present                         Editorial board Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
2012 - present                         Associate editor European Journal Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
2011 - present                         Editorial Board International Journal of Angiology
2009 - present                         Editorial Board Journal of Endovascular Therapy
2009 - 2013                            Editorial Board Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Heelkunde
2008                                       Director of Cerebrovascular Surgical Programme UMC Utrecht
2008                                       Director of Animal Vascular Research programme

Fellowship and Awards

NVVG-MSD prijs 2013

FP 7 Health Grant

Research Output (412)

Low-grade inflammation as a risk factor for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes

Sharif Shahnam, Van der Graaf Y, Cramer M J, Kapelle L J, de Borst G J, Visseren Frank L J, Westerink Jan, 9 nov 2021, In: Cardiovascular Diabetology. 20 , p. 220

Long Term Restenosis Rate After Carotid Endarterectomy:Comparison of Three Surgical Techniques and Intra-Operative Shunt Use

Cheng Suk F, Richards Toby, Gregson John, Brown Martin M, de Borst Gert J, Bonati Leo H, okt 2021, In: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 62 , p. 513-521 9 p.

External applicability of SGLT2 inhibitor cardiovascular outcome trials to patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Smidt Lisanne C.A., Visseren Frank L.J., de Ranitz-Greven Wendela L., Nathoe Hendrik M., Kappelle L. Jaap, de Borst Gert J., de Valk Harold W., Westerink Jan, 8 sep 2021, In: Cardiovascular Diabetology. 20

Clinical Response to Procedural Stroke Following Carotid Endarterectomy:A Delphi Consensus Study

Meershoek Armelle J A, de Waard Djurre D, Trappenburg Jaap, Zeebregts Clark J, Bulbulia Richard, Kappelle Jaap L J, de Borst Gert J, sep 2021, In: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 62 , p. 350-357 8 p.

The Global Limb Anatomic Staging System (GLASS) for CLTI:Improving Inter-Observer Agreement

Wijnand Joep G J, Zarkowsky Devin, Wu Bian, van Haelst Steven T W, Vonken Evert-Jan P A, Sorrentino Thomas A, Pallister Zachary, Chung Jayer, Mills Joseph L, Teraa Martin, Verhaar Marianne C, de Borst Gert J, Conte Michael S 4 aug 2021, In: Journal of Clinical medicine. 10 , p. 1-9

A narrative review of plaque and brain imaging biomarkers for stroke risk stratification in patients with atherosclerotic carotid artery disease

Donners Simone J A, Toorop Raechel J, de Kleijn Dominique P V, de Borst Gert J aug 2021, In: Annals of Translational Medicine. 9 , p. 1-15

Response to the Comment on "Meta-analysis of Effect of Volume (Hospital and Operator) on Carotid Revascularization Outcomes"

Poorthuis Michiel H.F., Brand Eelco C., Halliday Alison, Bulbulia Richard, Bots Michiel L., de Borst Gert J. 1 jul 2021, In: Annals of surgery. 274 , p. e107

Apparent treatment resistant hypertension and the risk of recurrent cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with established vascular disease

Groenland Eline H, Bots Michiel L, Asselbergs Folkert W, de Borst Gert J, Kappelle L Jaap, Visseren Frank L J, Spiering Wilko, 1 jul 2021, In: International Journal of Cardiology. 334 , p. 135-141 7 p.

Outcomes after transfemoral carotid artery stenting stratified by preprocedural symptom status

Solomon Yoel, Varkevisser Rens R B, Swerdlow Nicholas J, Li Chun, Liang Patric, Siracuse Jeffrey J, de Borst Gert J, Schermerhorn Marc L jun 2021, In: Journal of Vascular Surgery. 73 , p. 2021-2029 9 p.

European Stroke Organisation guideline on endarterectomy and stenting for carotid artery stenosis

Bonati Leo H, Kakkos Stavros, Berkefeld Joachim, de Borst Gert J, Bulbulia Richard, Halliday Alison, van Herzeele Isabelle, Koncar Igor, McCabe Dominick Jh, Lal Avtar, Ricco Jean-Baptiste, Ringleb Peter, Taylor-Rowan Martin, Eckstein Hans-Henning jun 2021, In: European Stroke Journal. 6 , p. I-XLVII

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