prof. dr. B.C.J.M. (Bart) Fauser

prof. dr. B.C.J.M. (Bart) Fauser

Professor Emeritus
  • Reproductive Medicine & Gynecology - Medical



Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Chair Division of Woman & Baby (Dpts Reproductive Medicine & Gynecology, Obstetrics, Neonatology), University Medical Center, Utrecht (since 2004).

Former Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology and director Center of Reproductive Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (1996-2003).

Saal van Zwanenberg Professor, of Free University, Brussels, Belgium (2003-2008);

Visiting Professor, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA (1993-1995); Fulbright post-doctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego, California (1987-1988). Visiting Professor University of Siena, Italy (2011-); Visiting Professor, University Southampton, UK (2010-); Visiting Professor University of Adelaide, Australia (9 December 2013)

Former Editor-in-Chief ‘Human Reproduction Update’ (2001-2007). Major research interest; pathophysiology of human ovarian function.

Chair WHO steering committee infertility guidelines (2011 - )

Senior Editor: Reporductive Biomedicine Online (2015 - )

Research line

Female health and aging (infertility, anovulation & Child Health).

Most recent key publications

1: Janse F, Donnez J, Anckaert E, de Jong FH, Fauser BC, Dolmans MM (2011). Limited value of ovarian function markers following orthotopic transplantation of ovarian tissue after gonadotoxic treatment. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 96; 1136-44
2: Stolk L,et al., Meta-analyses identify 13 loci associated with age at menopause and highlight DNA repair and immune pathways. Nat Genet. 2012;44(3):260-268
3: Donnez J, Vázquez F, Tomaszewski J, Nouri K, Bouchard P, Fauser BC, Barlow DH,Palacios S, Donnez O, Bestel E, Osterloh I, Loumaye E; for the PEARL III and PEARL III Extension Study Group. Long-term treatment of uterine fibroids with ulipristal acetate. Fertil Steril. 2014: 101; 1565-1573
4: Broer SL, Broekmans FJ, Laven JS, Fauser BC. Anti-Mullerian hormone: ovarian reserve testing and its potential clinical implications. Hum Reprod Update. 2014; 20: 688-701
5: Daan NM, Jaspers L, Koster MP, Broekmans FJ, de Rijke YB, Franco OH, laven JS, Kavousi M, Fauser BC. Androgen levels in women with various forms of ovarian dysfunction: associations with cardiometabolic features. Hum Reprod. 2015 Oct;30(10):2376-86

Side Activities

Visiting Professor University of Siena, Italy (2011-);

Visiting Professor, University Southampton, UK (2010-);

Fellowship and Awards

Honorary fellow Royal College Obstetrics & Gynecology (RCOG 2015 -)
COGI / Bob Edwards award 25 October 2013
Dexeus clinical scientist award, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
IVI clinical science award, Valencia, Spain (2011)
Awarded No. 10 most cited European researcher in Reproductive Biomedicine, publication analysis 1996- 2007 (
Arnoldo Bruno Award
SGI award

Research Output (362)

Trabecular bone density in middle-aged women with reproductive disorders

van Zwol-Janssens Charissa, Hage Aglaia, van der Ham Kim, Velthuis Birgitta K., Budde Ricardo P.J., Koster Maria P.H., Franx Arie, Fauser Bart C.J.M., Boersma Eric, Bos Daniel, Laven Joop S.E., Louwers Yvonne V., Nov 2023, In: Endocrine connections. 12

Change in Androgenic Status and Cardiometabolic Profile of Middle-Aged Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

van der Ham Kim, Koster Maria P.H., Velthuis Birgitta K., Budde Ricardo P.J., Fauser Bart C.J.M., Laven Joop S.E., Louwers Yvonne V. Aug 2023, In: Journal of Clinical medicine. 12 , p. 1-11

Female Infertility: Evaluation and Management

Broekmans Frank J.M., Fauser Bart 3 Nov 2022, 2

Incidental findings on coronary computed tomography in women with selected reproductive disorders

van der Ham Kim, van Zwol-Janssens Charissa, Velthuis Birgitta K., Koster Maria P.H., Louwers Yvonne V., Goei Dustin, Blomjous Maurits S.H., Franx Arie, Fauser Bart C.J.M., Boersma Eric, Laven Joop S.E., Budde Ricardo P.J., 4 Jun 2022, In: Insights into Imaging. 13

The ethics of embryo donation:what are the moral similarities and differences of surplus embryo donation and double gamete donation?

Huele E H, Kool E M, Bos A M E, Fauser B C J M, Bredenoord A L 1 Oct 2020, In: Human Reproduction. 35 , p. 2171-2178 8 p.

Next steps toward AMH as a robust biomarker for assessing ovarian aging in individual women

Fauser Bart C J M, Nelson Scott M 21 Apr 2020, In: The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 105 , p. E2643-E2644

The cardiovascular risk profile of middle age women previously diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency:A case-control study

Gunning Marlise N, Meun Cindy, van Rijn Bas B, Daan Nadine M P, Roeters van Lennep Jeanine E, Appelman Yolande, Boersma Eric, Hofstra Leonard, Fauser Clemens G K M, Rueda-Ochoa Oscar L, Ikram Mohammad A, Kavousi Maryam, Lambalk Cornelis B, Eijkemans Marinus J C, Laven Joop S E, Fauser Bart C J M, 5 Mar 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 17 p.

Chief Editor's 2019 annual report

Fauser Bart C. J. M., Ahuja Kamal K. Mar 2020, In: Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 40 , p. 345-346 2 p.

Circulating Neutrophils Do Not Predict Subclinical Coronary Artery Disease in Women with Former Preeclampsia

Meeuwsen John A.L., de Vries Judith, Zoet Gerbrand A., Franx Arie, Fauser Bart C.J.M., Maas Angela H.E.M., Velthuis Birgitta K., Appelman Yolande E., Visseren Frank L., Pasterkamp Gerard, Hoefer Imo E., van Rijn Bas B., den Ruijter Hester M., de Jager Saskia C.A. 18 Feb 2020, In: Cells. 9

The cardiovascular risk profile of middle-aged women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Meun Cindy, Gunning Marlise N., Louwers Yvonne, V, Peters Henrike, Roos-Hesselink Jolien, van Lennep Jeanine Roeters, Rueda Ochoa Oscar-Leonel, Appelman Yolande, Lambalk Nils, Boersma Eric, Kavousi Maryam, Fauser Bart C. J. M., Laven Joop S. E., Baart Sara, Benschop Laura, Brouwers Laura, Budde Ricardo, Cannegieter Suzanne, Dam Veerle, Eijkemans Rene, Fauser Bart C. J. M., Ferrari Michel, Franx Arie, de Groot Christianne, Gunning Marlise N., Hoek Annemieke, Koffijberg Erik, Koster Wendy, Kruit Mark, Lagerweij Giske, Laven Joop, Linstra Katie, van der Lugt Aad, Maas Angela, van den Brink Antoinette Maassen, Middeldorp Saskia, Moons Karel G. M., van Rijn Bas, Scheres Luuk, van der Schouw Yvonne T., Steegers Eric, Steegers Regine, Terwindt Gisela, Velthuis Birgitta, Wermer Marieke, Zick Bart, Zoet Gerbrand 1 Feb 2020, In: Clinical Endocrinology. 92 , p. 150-158 9 p.

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