dr. T.H. Kappen

dr. T.H. Kappen

Associate Professor - medical
dr. T.H. Kappen
  • Anesthesiology

Research Programs



Teus Kappen trained as a medical doctor at Utrecht University (1999-2005). After his graduation, he worked as a senior house officer at the pediatric intensive care unit of the WKZ. In January 2006 he began his residency in anesthesiology at the anesthesiology department of the UMC Utrecht under supervision of prof. dr. J.T.A. Knape. In 2013 he started a fellowship in pediatric intensive care. After his fellowship, he returned to the anesthesiology department of the UMC Utrecht to work as an attending anesthesiologist for both adults and children.

His interest in clinical research started during an elective research project on medically unexplained symptoms at the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL) under supervision of prof. dr. S. van Dulmen. Simultaneously, he started his Ph.D. training and research project on the implementation of a prediction model that provided clinical decision support for postoperative nausea and vomiting prophylaxis, which he completed in May 2015. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Utrecht University in 2009 and registered as an Epidemiologist B in 2021.

June 2015 he started a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Perioperative Informatics Research Group of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. He participated in multiple data-driven research projects, including several projects on the development and implementation of clinical decision support. His central research question became: “how can computers help healthcare providers make better decisions?” For this multidisciplinary research question he collaborates with scientists from various fields, such as Information technology, Statistics, Public Governance, Business Process Management, Usability & Design Thinking, and Artificial Intelligence.

In 2019 he became the Chief Science Information Officer of the UMC Utrecht and was appointed associate professor, focused on how data can be employed to improve healthcare processes. In 2021 he became the product manager of the new dataplatform of the UMC Utrecht.

Research Output (79)

Prognostic factors for multi-organ dysfunction in pediatric oncology patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit

Soeteman Marijn, Fiocco Marta F, Nijman Joppe, Bollen Casper W, Marcelis Maartje M, Kilsdonk Ellen, Nieuwenhuis Edward E S, Kappen Teus H, Tissing Wim J E, Wösten-van Asperen Roelie M 12 Jul 2023, In: Frontiers in oncology. 13 12 p.

Association of a Liberal Fasting Policy of Clear Fluids before Surgery with Fasting Duration and Patient Well-being and Safety

Marsman Marije, Kappen Teus H., Vernooij Lisette M., Van Der Hout Evelien C., Van Waes Judith A., Van Klei Wilton A. 8 Mar 2023, In: JAMA Surgery. 158 , p. 254-263 10 p.

Validation of a modified bedside Pediatric Early Warning System score for detection of clinical deterioration in hospitalized pediatric oncology patients:A prospective cohort study

Soeteman Marijn, Kappen Teus H., van Engelen Martine, Marcelis Maartje, Kilsdonk Ellen, van den Heuvel-Eibrink Marry M., Nieuwenhuis Edward E.S., Tissing Wim J.E., Fiocco Marta, van Asperen Roelie M.Wösten Jan 2023, In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 70

Protocol ter preventie van perioperatieve pulmonale complicaties

Miggelbrink Lynn Ann, Marsman Marije, Senff Jasper R., van Waes Judith A.R., Bronsveld Inez, van Klei Wilton, Kappen Teus 20 Oct 2022, In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 166

Associations between intraoperative hypotension, duration of surgery and postoperative myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery:a retrospective single-centre cohort study

Wesselink Esther M., Wagemakers Sjors H., van Waes Judith A.R., Wanderer Jonathan P., van Klei Wilton A., Kappen Teus H. Oct 2022, In: British Journal of Anaesthesia. 129 , p. 487-496 10 p.

Be Aware: the safety of temporarily pausing propofol to enable intraoperative electrocorticography during epilepsy surgery under general anesthesia

Sun D., van ' t Klooster M., Ringeling E., Schaft E., Van Rijen P., Leijten F., Demuru M., Robe P., Kappen T., Hoff R., Zijlmans M. Sep 2022, In: Epilepsia. 63 , p. 175-175 1 p.

The predictive performance and impact of pediatric early warning systems in hospitalized pediatric oncology patients—A systematic review

Soeteman Marijn, Lekkerkerker Caroline W., Kappen Teus H., Tissing Wim J., Nieuwenhuis Edward E., Wösten-van Asperen Roelie M. 2022, In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 69

Tidal Volume in Pediatric Ventilation:Do You Get What You See?

Koomen Erik, Nijman Joppe, Nieuwenstein B. , Kappen Teus 24 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Clinical medicine. 11 , p. 1-7

Intraoperative hypotension and delirium among older adults undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Wesselink Esther M., Abawi Masieh, Kooistra Nynke H. M., Kappen Teus H., Agostoni Pierfrancesco, Emmelot-Vonk Marielle, Pasma Wietze, Klei Wilton A., Jaarsveld Romy C., Dongen Charlotte S., Doevendans Pieter P. A. F. M., Slooter Arjen J. C., Stella Pieter R. Nov 2021, In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 69 , p. 3177-3185 9 p.

Gastric fluid volume in adults after implementation of a liberal fasting policy:a prospective cohort study

Marsman Marije, Pouw Niels, Moons Leon M.G., van Klei Wilton A., Kappen Teus H. Sep 2021, In: British Journal of Anaesthesia. 127 , p. e85-e87

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