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 (460)

Antitrombotica ter preventie van cardiovasculaire complicaties:De voor- en nadelen van ‘dual pathway inhibition’

Nugteren Michael J., de Borst Gert J., van den Broek Wout W.A., Ten Berg Jur M., Kappelle L. Jaap, Ünlü Çağdaş 22 Jun 2022, In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 166 , p. 1-8

Safety and feasibility study of non-invasive robot-assisted high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for the treatment of atherosclerotic plaques in the femoral artery:protocol for a pilot study

Simons Michelle V., Groen Marijn H.A., de Borst Gert J., Leiner Tim, Doevendans Pieter A.F., Ebbini Emad, Slieker Fons J.B., van Es René, Hazenberg Constantijn E.V.B. 2 May 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12 , p. 1-10

Ceramides and phospholipids in plasma extracellular vesicles are associated with high risk of major cardiovascular events after carotid endarterectomy

Timmerman Nathalie, Waissi Farahnaz, Dekker Mirthe, de Borst Gert J., van Bennekom Joelle, de Winter Robbert J., Hilvo Mika, Jylhä Antti, Pasterkamp Gerard, de Kleijn Dominique P.V., Laaksonen Reijo 1 Apr 2022, In: Scientific Reports. 12 , p. 1-13

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Which Is the Most Protective Antithrombotic Therapy of Them All?

Rantner Barbara, de Borst Gert J Apr 2022, In: European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery. 63 , p. 556-556 1 p.

Mortality following elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in women

Tedjawirja V N, Alberga A J, Hof M H P, Vahl A C, Koelemay M J W, Balm R, , de Borst Gert Jan, Hazenberg CEVB, van Herwaarden Joost A., Petri Bart-Jeroen, Teraa Martin, Toorop RJ, van Hattum Eline 15 Mar 2022, In: The British journal of surgery. 109 , p. 340-345 6 p.

Management of atherosclerotic extracranial carotid artery stenosis

Bonati Leo H, Jansen Olav, de Borst Gert J, Brown Martin M Mar 2022, In: The Lancet Neurology. 21 , p. 273-283 11 p.

The relation between urinary sodium and potassium excretion and risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease

Groenland Eline H., Vendeville Jean Paul, Bots Michiel L., de Borst Gert Jan, Nathoe Hendrik M., Ruigrok Ynte M., Blankestijn Peter J., Visseren Frank L.J., Spiering Wilko Mar 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17 , p. 1-16

Nailfold Capillaroscopy in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease of the Lower Limb (CAPAD study)

Wijnand Joep G J, van Rhijn-Brouwer Femke C C, Spierings Julia, Teraa Martin, de Borst Gert J, Verhaar Marianne C 22 Feb 2022, In: European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery. 63 , p. 900-901 2 p.

Editor's Choice - European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2022 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Venous Disease of the Lower Limbs

De Maeseneer Marianne G, Kakkos Stavros K, Aherne Thomas, Baekgaard Niels, Black Stephen, Blomgren Lena, Giannoukas Athanasios, Gohel Manjit, de Graaf Rick, Hamel-Desnos Claudine, Jawien Arkadiusz, Jaworucka-Kaczorowska Aleksandra, Lattimer Christopher R, Mosti Giovanni, Noppeney Thomas, van Rijn Marie Josee, Stansby Gerry, Esvs Guidelines Committee Guidelines Committee, Kolh Philippe, Bastos Goncalves Frederico, Chakfé Nabil, Coscas Raphael, de Borst Gert J, Dias Nuno V, Hinchliffe Robert J, Koncar Igor B, Lindholt Jes S, Trimarchi Santi, Tulamo Riikka, Twine Christopher P, Vermassen Frank, Wanhainen Anders, Document Reviewers Reviewers, Björck Martin, Labropoulos Nicos, Lurie Fedor, Mansilha Armando, Nyamekye Isaac K, Ramirez Ortega Marta, Ulloa Jorge H, Urbanek Tomasz, van Rij Andre M, Vuylsteke Marc E Feb 2022, In: European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery. 63 , p. 184-267 84 p.

Intersecting single-cell transcriptomics and genome-wide association studies identifies crucial cell populations and candidate genes for atherosclerosis

Slenders Lotte, Landsmeer Lennart P L, Cui Kai, Depuydt Marie A C, Verwer Maarten, Mekke Joost, Timmerman Nathalie, van den Dungen Noortje A M, Kuiper Johan, de Winther Menno P J, Prange Koen H M, Ma Wei Feng, Miller Clint L, Aherrahrou Redouane, Civelek Mete, de Borst Gert J, de Kleijn Dominique P V, Asselbergs Folkert W, den Ruijter Hester M, Boltjes Arjan, Pasterkamp Gerard, van der Laan Sander W, Mokry Michal Jan 2022, In: European heart journal open. 2

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