prof. dr. J.A.J.W. (Jan) Kluijtmans

Full Professor

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Infectious Diseases

prof. dr. J.A.J.W. (Jan) Kluijtmans

Research Programs


Jan Kluytmans did his medical training as well as specialization in Clinical Microbiology at Erasmus Medical University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The title of his PhD thesis in 1996, was: Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: the key to preventing staphylococcal disease. 

His scientific career focuses on the epidemiology and control of nosocomial infections, with a special interest in Staphylococcus aureus, surgical site infections and antimicrobial resistance. He has been involved in many national and international guidelines on infection control, especially those dealing with the control of MRSA and the prevention of surgical site infections. In 2006 he was appointed as Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at the VU university medical center in Amsterdam. In 2014 he moved to the University Medical Center Utrecht, Julius Center, where he leads several work packages within the Combacte program.Since November 2013 he is the chair of the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology.

At present he is also working in the Amphia Hospital in Breda/Oosterhout, St. Elisabeth Hospital and TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg.

He has more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and given more than 500 presentations and lectures.

Side Activities

  • Physician-microbiologist, Amphia hospital, Breda

    Trainer Medical Microbiology, Elisabeth Tweesteden hospital, Tilburg

    Chair Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology

    Projectleader i41-health, project the Nederlands-Flanders


    Deputy Editor Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control

    Section Editor: Infection

    Editorial Board Member of PLOS ONE

    Member of Program Committee of ESCMID

Research Output (122)

A framework to develop semiautomated surveillance of surgical site infections:An international multicenter study

Van Rooden Stephanie M., Tacconelli Evelina, Pujol Miquel, Gomila Aina, Kluytmans Jan A.J.W., Romme Jannie, Moen Gonny, Couvé-Deacon Elodie, Bataille Camille, Rodríguez Banõ Jesús, Lanz Joaquín, Van Mourik Maaike S.M. feb 2020, In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 41 , p. 194-201 8 p.

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and non-ESBL-producing Escherichia coli isolates causing bacteremia in the Netherlands (2014 - 2016) differ in clonal distribution, antimicrobial resistance gene and virulence gene content

van Hout Denise, Verschuuren Tess D, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia C J, Bosch Thijs, Schürch Anita C, Willems Rob J L, Bonten Marc J M, Kluytmans Jan A J W 1 jan 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 14 p.

Development of an algorithm to discriminate between plasmid- and chromosomal-mediated AmpC β-lactamase production in Escherichia coli by elaborate phenotypic and genotypic characterization

Coolen Jordy P.M., Den Drijver Evert P.M., Kluytmans Jan A.J.W., Verweij Jaco J., Lamberts Bram A., Soer Joke A.C.J., Verhulst Carlo, Wertheim Heiman F.L., Kolwijck Eva 1 dec 2019, In: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 74 , p. 3481-3488 8 p.

Contact precautions in single-bed or multiple-bed rooms for patients with extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Dutch hospitals:a cluster-randomised, crossover, non-inferiority study

Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia C J, Vandenbroucke-Grauls Christina M J E, de Brauwer Els I G B, Buiting Anton G M, Diederen Bram M, van Elzakker Erika P M, Friedrich Alex W, Hopman Joost, Al Naiemi Nashwan, Rossen John W A, Ruijs Gijs J H M, Savelkoul Paul H M, Verhulst Carlo, Vos Margreet C, Voss Andreas, Bonten Marc J M, Kluytmans Jan A J W, 23 aug 2019, In: The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 19 , p. 1069-1079 11 p.

A diagnostic algorithm for the surveillance of deep surgical site infections after colorectal surgery

Mulder Tessa, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F. Q., van Mourik Maaike S. M., Romme Jannie, Crolla Rogier M. P. H., Bonten Marc J. M., Kluytmans Jan A. J. W. mei 2019, In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 40 , p. 574-578 5 p.

Antimicrobial approaches in the prevention of Staphylococcus aureus infections:a review

Troeman D P R, Van Hout D, Kluytmans J A J W 29 okt 2018, In: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 74 , p. 281–294 14 p.

Preoperative oral antibiotic prophylaxis reduces surgical site infections after elective colorectal surgery:results from a before-after study

Mulder Tessa, Crolla Rogier M P H, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, van Mourik Maaike S M, Romme Jannie, van der Schelling George P, Kluytmans Jan A J W 3 okt 2018, In: Clinical Infectious Diseases. 69 , p. 93-99 7 p.

Peri-Operative Nasal Eradication Therapy Prevents Staphylococcus aureus Surgical Site Infections in Aortoiliac Surgery

Langenberg Jasper C.M., Kluytmans Jan A.J.W., Mulder Paul G.H., Romme Jannie, Ho Gwan H., Van Der Laan Lyckle 1 jul 2018, In: Surgical Infections. 19 , p. 510-515 6 p.

Fosfomycin Etest for Enterobacteriaceae:Interobserver and interlaboratory agreement

van Mens S P, Ten Doesschate T, Kluytmans-van den Bergh M F Q, Mouton J W, Rossen J W A, Verhulst C, Bonten M J M, Kluytmans J A J W 26 jun 2018, In: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 52 , p. 678-681

Prevention of severe infectious complications after colorectal surgery using preoperative orally administered antibiotic prophylaxis (PreCaution):study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Mulder Tessa, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, De Smet Anne Marie G A, van 't Veer Nils E, Roos Daphne, Nikolakopoulos Stavros, Bonten Marc J M, Kluytmans Jan A J W, 19 jan 2018, In: Trials [E]. 19 , p. 51

All Research Output (122)