prof. dr. N.J. de Wit Full Professor
- Department of General Practice
- Julius Center Research
Niek de Wit has been working as a general practitioner for more than 25 years. In 2009 he was appointed as professor in General Practice at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, the Netherlands. From 2010 until July 2019 he has been manager of the Julius Health Centers, the academic general practice in Utrecht. Since June 2019 he is Division chair ad interim of the Julius Center of Health Sciences and Primary Care at the UMC Utrecht.
His research focus is on health care innovation, gastrointestinal disease and oncology in primary care. He is co-author of national and international guidelines on IBS, dyspepsia, diverticulitis and colorectal cancer. In the past years he has been involved in the development of a regional health care network , aiming at primary- hospital care collaboration, optimizing health care pathways and facilitating health care innovation initiatives in the Utrecht region.
From 2010-2012 he was visiting professor at Kings’ College, London, UK. From 2012 he is visiting professor at the University of Durham, UK , and in 2014 he was inaugurated as fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburg, UK.
member of the advisory board of the Quality Institute of the Dutch Ministry of Health
co-author of the Future Strategy 2022 ofthe Dutch College of general Practice (NHG)
member of the Woudschoten committee on core value and tasks of Dutch GPs.
member of the NHG guideline committee on dyspesia, diverticulitis and IBS
member of the Quality of care research program committee of the Dutch Research Foundation ZON/MW)
member of the scientific advisory board of the Dutch Cancer Foundation.
member of the international advisory board of the Norwegian Primary Care Research Network
member if the advsory board of the German General Practice research network
international partner of UK based CANTEST consortium for cancer diagnosis in primary
member of the board of trustees of the General Practitioners organisation Gelderse Vallei.
- member of the editorial board of Family Practice
- member of the executive committee of the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology
- member of the scientific committee of WONCA 2022