prof. dr. F.C. (F. Cumhur) Oner

Full Professor

  • Department of Orthopaedics


Cumhur Öner obtained in 1980 his Medical Degree in Ankara, Turkey and did his orthopaedic surgery training in Rotterdam between 1987 and 1993. Since 1993 he works as an orthopaedic spine surgeon at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. He obtained his PhD (cum laude) in 1999 from the University of Utrecht. The work for his PhD thesis focused on the diagnostic and prognostic parameters in spinal trauma patients. He is the head of the neuro-orthopaedic spine unit since 2002. Cumhur Öner has actively participated in the foundation of the international Spine Trauma Study Group and is currently member of the steering committee of the Knowledge Forum Trauma of the AOSpine International. He has been involved in clinical spine research as well as the bone and intervertebral disc RM program in the UMC Utrecht. He was the president of the Dutch Spine Society between 2007-2011.

Side Activities

  • AOSpine Knowledge Forum Spinal Trauma, board member

    Global Spine Tumor Study Group, board member

    Member Concilium of Dutch Orthopaedic Society

    Director AOSpine Reference Center Utrecht

    Editorial Board Member ‘Spine’ and ‘European Spine Journal’

Fellowship and Awards

  • Anna Award, 2005

Research Output (237)

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis in Smokers and Restrictive Spirometry Pattern:An Analysis of the COPDGene Cohort

Oudkerk Sytse F., Hoesein Firdaus A.A.Mohamed, Öner F. Cumhur, Verlaan Jorrit Jan, Jong Pim A.De, Kuperus Jonneke S., Cho Michael, McDonald Merry Lynn, Lynch David A., Silverman Edwin K., Crapo James D., Make Barry J., Lowe Katherine E., Regan Elizabeth A. 1 apr 2020, In: Journal of Rheumatology. 47 , p. 531-538 8 p.

Effect of unfocused extracorporeal shockwave therapy on bone mineral content of twelve distal forearms of postmenopausal women:a clinical pilot study

Koolen Marianne K.E., Kruyt Moyo C., Öner Fetullah C., Schaden Wolfgang, Weinans Harrie, van der Jagt Olav P. 1 dec 2019, In: ARCHIVES OF OSTEOPOROSIS. 14 7 p.

Possibilities and limitations of an in vitro three-dimensional bone marrow model for the prediction of clinical responses in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma

Braham Maaike V.J., Alblas Jacqueline, Dhert Wouter J.A., Öner F. Cumhur, Minnema Monique C. 30 okt 2019, In: Haematologica. 104 , p. E523-E526

The efficacy of intrawound vancomycin powder and povidone-iodine irrigation to prevent surgical site infections in complex instrumented spine surgery

Lemans Justin V.C., Öner F. Cumhur, Wijdicks Sebastiaan P.J., Ekkelenkamp Miquel B., Vogely H. Charles, Kruyt Moyo C. 1 okt 2019, In: Spine Journal. 19 , p. 1648-1656 9 p.

Impact of early (<24 h) surgical decompression on neurological recovery in thoracic spinal cord injury:A meta-analysis

Ter Wengel Paula Valerie, Martin Enrico, De Witt Hamer Philip Charles, Feller Ricardo E., Van Oortmerssen Julie Anne E., Van Der Gaag Niels A., Oner F. Cumhur, Vandertop William Peter 15 sep 2019, In: Journal of Neurotrauma. 36 , p. 2609-2617 9 p.

Does Riluzole Influence Bone Formation?:An In Vitro Study of Human Mesenchymal Stromal Cells and Osteoblast

Schroeder Gregory D., Kepler Christopher K., Grad Sibylle, Alini Mauro, Fang Taolin, Markova Dessislava Z., Koerner John D., Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Chapman Jens, Kandziora Frank, Schnake Klaus J., Dvorak Marcel F., Oner F. Cumhur, Vaccaro Alexander R. 15 aug 2019, In: Spine. 44 , p. 1107-1117 11 p.

Subjects with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis have an increased burden of coronary artery disease:An evaluation in the COPDGene cohort

Oudkerk Sytse F., Mohamed Hoesein Firdaus A.A., PThM Mali Willem, Öner F. Cumhur, Verlaan Jorrit Jan, de Jong Pim A., Kinney Gregory L., Hokanson John, Lynch David, Silverman Edwin K., Budoff Matthew J., Regan Elizabeth A. 1 aug 2019, In: Atherosclerosis. 287 , p. 24-29 6 p.

A Human Hematopoietic Niche Model Supporting Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells In Vitro

Braham Maaike V. J., Yim Amelie S. P. Li, Mateos Jara Garcia, Minnema Monique C., Dhert Wouter J. A., Oner F. Cumhur, Robin Catherine, Alblas Jacqueline 23 mei 2019, In: Advanced Healthcare Materials. 8

The role of bacterial stimuli in inflammation-driven bone formation

Croes M., Kruyt M. C., Boot W., Pouran B., Braham M. V., Pakpahan S. A., Weinans H., Vogely H. C., Fluit A. C., Dhert W. J., Alblas J., Öner F. C. 16 mei 2019, In: European Cells & Materials. 37 , p. 402-419 18 p.

All Research Output (237)