prof. dr. D.C. (David C.) van der Zee Full Professor
- Department of Pediatric surgery
David C. van der Zee is pediatric surgeon and one of the founders of minimal invasive surgery in children and neonates. He made the department of pediatric surgery in Utrecht into a Center of Excellence for esophageal atresia with patients being referred form the whole country and throughout Europe. The Department is a training center for pediatric minimal invasive surgery. He is invited lecturer on several occasions, recently invited lecture: Training in pediatric laparoscopy, Academie Francaise Chirurgien, Paris, May 4, 2016. He was awarded Honorary Member of the Academie Francaise Chirurgien; invited lecture: Long gap esophageal atresia, 10 years Center of Excellence, Lille, May 9, 2016; Storz lecture BAPS congress Amsterdam, July 20-22 2016; invited lecture: Long gap esophageal atresia, INoEA, Sydney, September 16, 2016; invited lecture: Long term follow-up antireflux surgery in children. ISDE, Singapore September 19, 2016. Invited lecture: Laparoscopic Duhamel, Wuhan, China, 26-28 October 2016; invited lecture; Brazilian Pediatric Surgery 14-16 November, 2016; invited lecture: Pediatric Surgery 2016, Bologna 24-25 November 2016; invited lecture 100 Years Siriraj Surgery, Bangkok 27-30 March 2017.
President of IPEG (International Pediatric endoscopy Group)
Member Educational Committee IPEG
Member Program Committee IPEG
Member Development Committee IPEG
Member Emerging Technology IPEG
Member Publications IPEG
Chairman Medical Staff UMC Utrecht 2009-2015
Lid Accreditatie commissie Ned. Ver. Heelkunde.
Lid werkgroep Minimaal Invasieve Chirurgie
Voorzitter Snijdend Specialisten Overleg WKZ 2008-2015
Fellowship and Awards
A new technique for in vivo experiments in rat embryo’s. XXXV Ann Int Congress British Association Pediatric Surgeons, 21-23 September 1988, Athene Griekenland
BAPS videoprize 1988.
Minimal invasive pediatric surgery: increasing implementation in daily practice and resident’s training. David C. van der Zee, Lisette te Velde, Stefaan Tytgat, Justin de Jong, William Kramer, Daisy Vieirra-Travassos, Klaas Bax. 15th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES), 4-7 July 2007, Athens, Greece. Posterprize.
Honorary Member of the Academie Francaise Chirurgien, January 11 2017.