prof. dr. S.M. (Saskia) Imhof
- Department of Ophthalmology
Saskia Imhof was appointed Professor in Ophthalmology and medical Chair of the department Ophthalmology UMC Utrecht at 1st april 2009. She is also head of the medical education of the department of Ophthalmology UMC Utrecht.
She started her career in 1988, after finishing medical school at the University of Amsterdam, as a resident at the Pediatric Oncology Hospital Emma Kinder ziekenhuis, Amsterdam. Saskia Imhof started her residency Ophthalmology in 1989 at the FC Donders Institute for Ophthalmology of the Academic Hospital Utrecht. During her residency she initiated her PhD research in retinoblastoma with Prof Tan. In 1993 she became a staff member at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam. Her PhD research entitled: “Late effects of external beam radiotherapy in children with retinoblastoma” was completed in 1996. During her work as a staff member at the VUmc she has initiated and chaired the Retinoblastoma Center Netherlands were a multidisciplinary team was established centered around the patient and family with retinoblastoma. In 2006 Saskia Imhof was appointed vice president of the Dutch Ophthalmological Society ( NOG), and president from 2009-2012. Saskia Imhof is head of the department Ophthalmology UMC Utrecht which has developed a tertiary academic referral center for patients in the research- and care spearpoints: uveitis, medical retina, cornea/ anterior segment, vitreoretinal surgery, orbita and pediatric ophthalmology. In 2015 the department is certified by the Dutch Federation of UMC’s (NFU) as a Center of Excellence for uveitis and in 2017 as CoE for corneal diseases. At this moment the department counts 8 PhD students and 2 full professors ( de Boer and van Genderen (Bartimeus)), 6 principal investigators, 1 associate professor (Jonas Kuiper) and 2 assistent professors.
Chair Department Ophthalmology UMC Utrecht
Former President of the Educational Committee at the European Board of Ophthalmology
Examinator European Board of Ophthalmology
Former Chair of the board of Directors of Medical Professional Education at the UMC Utrecht
President Commissie Wetenschap Nederlands Oogheelkundig Gezelschap
Scientific Advisory Board CORR (Combined Ophthalmic Research Rotterdam)
President of FC Donders-Binkhorst Foundation, Utrecht
Board of Fischer Foundation, Utrecht
Board UitZicht Foundation
Raad van Toezicht (supervisory board) Koninklijke Visio ( 1/12/2019)
Gezondheidsraad lid commissie rijgeschiktheid
Fellowship and Awards
2007: European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Award
Grants: KWF, Rotterdamse Blindenbelangen, Fischerstichting, ODAS, SNOO
Research Output (113)
Claessens Janneau L J, Geuvers Judith R, Imhof Saskia M, Wisse Robert P L 25 jun 2021, In: Ophthalmology and therapy. p. 1-16 16 p.
Portengen Brendan L., Koenraads Yvonne, Imhof Saskia M., Porro Giorgio L. 1 nov 2020, In: Neuro-Ophthalmology. 44 , p. 361-370 10 p.
Nuijts Myrthe A, Veldhuis Nienke, Stegeman Inge, van Santen Hanneke M, Porro Giorgio L, Imhof Saskia M, Schouten-van Meeteren Antoinette Y N 1 okt 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15
Risseeuw Sara, van Leeuwen Redmer, Imhof Saskia M, de Jong Pim A, Mali Willem P Th M, Spiering Wilko, Ossewaarde-van Norel Jeannette okt 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 , p. 1-12
Risseeuw Sara, Ossewaarde-van Norel Jeannette, van Buchem Colette, Spiering Wilko, Imhof Saskia M, van Leeuwen Redmer 20 jul 2020, In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 220 , p. 82-90 9 p.
Risseeuw Sara, Bennink E, Poirot Maarten, de Jong Pim, Spiering Wilko, Imhof Saskia, van Leeuwen R, Ossewaarde-van Norel J jul 2020, In: Translational vision science & technology. 9 , p. 34 12 p.
Risseeuw Sara, Bartstra Jonas, Ossewaarde-van Norel Jeannette, Geurts Lennart J, Li Catherina H Z, Imhof Saskia M, Spiering Wilko, de Jong Pim A, van Leeuwen Redmer 13 jan 2020, In: Acta Ophthalmologica. 98 , p. 492-499 8 p.
Risseeuw Sara, Bennink E, Poirot Maarten, Imhof Saskia, van Leeuwen R, Ossewaarde-van Norel J 19 dec 2019, 97
Imhof Saskia, Huisman Frank G., ten Cate Olle 6 dec 2019, p. 11-13 3 p.
Nuijts M A, Degeling M H, Stegeman I, Meeteren A Y N Schouten-van, Imhof S M 9 nov 2019, In: BMC ophthalmology. 19