prof. dr. D. (Diederik) van Dijk

Full Professor

  • Intensive Care Medicine

prof. dr. D. (Diederik) van Dijk

Research Programs


Diederik van Dijk is an epidemiologist and anaesthesiologist-intensivist. His research focuses on outcomes after cardiac surgery and intensive care admission, and he has multiple publications in NEJM, JAMA, Circulation and Anesthesiology. In the Octopus trial, he demonstrated that cognitive decline may also occur after cardiac surgery without heartlung-machine. A recent trial in 4,500 cardiac surgery patients, evaluating prophylactic intraoperative dexamethasone showed multiple benefits of this drug in patients younger than 75 yrs of age.In 2012, Van Dijk was appointed full professor of Intensive Care medicine.

Side Activities

  • Dutch Society of Intensive Care (NVIC), board member since 2013

    European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), national representative of the Netherlands since 2013

    Netherlands Journal of Critical Care, section editor cardiothoracic care

    Deputy chair Ethics section of the European Society of Intensive Care

    Chair of the Dutch working group for a guideline for post ICU care

Fellowship and Awards

  • Clinical Scholar Research Award, provided by the International Anesthesia Research Society

    Personal grant for cardiothoracic fellowship at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, provided by the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists

    Mid-career Grant, provided by the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

Research Output (153)

Performance of the quick SOFA in very old ICU patients admitted with sepsis

Haas Lenneke E M, Termorshuizen Fabian, de Lange Dylan W, van Dijk Diederik, de Keizer Nicolette F apr 2020, In: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica. 64 , p. 508-516 9 p.

Occurrence and Risk Factors of Chronic Pain After Critical Illness

Koster-Brouwer Maria E., Rijsdijk Mienke, Van Os Wouter K.M., Soliman Ivo W., Slooter Arjen J.C., De Lange Dylan W., Van Dijk Diederik, Bonten Marc J.M., Cremer Olaf L. 10 feb 2020, In: Critical Care Medicine. 48 , p. 680-687 8 p.

Neuropsychiatric outcome in subgroups of Intensive Care Unit survivors:Implications for after-care

Dijkstra-Kersten Sandra M A, Kok Lotte, Kerckhoffs Monika C, Cremer Olaf L, de Lange Dylan W, van Dijk Diederik, Needham Dale M, Slooter Arjen J C 12 nov 2019, In: Journal of Critical Care. 55 , p. 171-176 6 p.

Te oud voor de Intensive Care?:ACHTERGRONDEN EN UITDAGINGEN

Haas Lenneke E.M., Kerckhoffs Monika C., Emmelot-Vonk Marielle H., de Lange Dylan W., van Dijk Diederik 29 okt 2019, In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 163

Psychopathology after admission to the intensive care unit

Kok L., Soliman I. W., van Dijk D. 1 sep 2019, In: Netherlands Journal of Critical Care. 27 , p. 186-189 4 p.

Systematic review and consensus definitions for the Standardised Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine initiative:clinical indicators

Haller Guy, Bampoe Sohail, Cook Tim, Fleisher L. A., Grocott Michael P.W., Neuman Mark, Story D., Myles Paul S., Myles P., Grocott M., Biccard B., Blazeby J., Boney O., Chan M., Diouf E., Fleisher L., Kalkman C., Kurz A., Moonesinghe R., Wijeysundera D., Gan T. J., Peyton P., Sessler D., Tramèr M., Cyna A., De Oliveira G. S., Wu C., Jensen M., Kehlet H., Botti M., Haller G., Cook T., Neuman M., Story D., Gruen R., Bampoe S., Evered L., Scott D., Silbert B., van Dijk D., Grocott H., Eckenhoff R., Rasmussen L., Eriksson L., Beattie S., Landoni G., Leslie K., Dieleman S., van Klei W., Jackson S. 1 aug 2019, In: British Journal of Anaesthesia. 123 , p. 228-237 10 p.

Selecting and evaluating decision-making strategies in the intensive care unit: A systematic review

Kerckhoffs Monika C., Kant Matthijs, van Delden Johannes J. M., Hooft Lotty, Kesecioglu Jozef, van Dijk Diederik jun 2019, In: Journal of Critical Care. 51 , p. 39-45

Systematic review and consensus definitions for the Standardised Endpoints in Perioperative Medicine (StEP) initiative:infection and sepsis

Barnes Jonathan, Hunter Jennifer, Harris Steve, Shankar-Hari Manu, Diouf Elisabeth, Jammer Ib, Kalkman Cor, Klein Andrew A., Corcoran Tomas, Dieleman Stefan, Grocott Michael P.W., Mythen Michael G., Myles Paul, Gan Tang Joon, Kurz Andrea, Peyton Phil, Sessler Dan, Tramèr Martin, Cyna Alan, De Oliveira Gildasio S., Wu Christopher, Jensen Mark, Kehlet Henrik, Botti Mari, Boney Oliver, Haller Guy, Grocott Mike, Cook Tim, Fleisher Lee, Neuman Mark, Story David, Gruen Russell, Bampoe Sam, Evered Lis, Scott David, Silbert Brendan, van Dijk Diederik, Chan Matthew, Grocott Hilary, Eckenhoff Rod, Rasmussen Lars, Eriksson Lars, Beattie Scott, Wijeysundera Duminda, Landoni Giovanni, Leslie Kate, Biccard Bruce, Howell Simon, Nagele Peter, van Klei Wilton, apr 2019, In: British Journal of Anaesthesia. 122 , p. 500-508

Determinants of self-reported unacceptable outcome of intensive care treatment 1year after discharge

Kerckhoffs Monika C., Kosasi Felicia F. L., Soliman Ivo W., van Delden Johannes J. M., Cremer Olaf L., de Lange Dylan W., Slooter Arjen J. C., Kesecioglu Jozef, van Dijk Diederik 6 mrt 2019, In: Intensive Care Medicine. 45 , p. 806-814 9 p.

Benzodiazepine Use and Neuropsychiatric Outcomes in the ICU:A Systematic Review

Kok Lotte, Slooter Arjen J, Hillegers Manon H, van Dijk Diederik, Veldhuijzen Dieuwke S okt 2018, In: Critical Care Medicine. 46 , p. 1673-1680 8 p.

All Research Output (153)