Prof Evelien Dekker
Evelien Dekker is a board-qualified gastroenterologist working at the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location AMC) at the University of Amsterdam. She graduated from the same university, and obtained her PhD in 1996. After receiving her training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, she joined the AMC-staff in 2005. She became head of the multidisciplinary clinic for hereditary colorectal cancer and medical director of an expert colonoscopy center linked to the AMC. She was appointed professor in GI Oncology at the University of Amsterdam in 2013.
Besides her daily clinical work at the AUMC, she leads a research group of 10 PhD-fellows and 4 research nurses. The research focuses on population screening and surveillance for colorectal cancer, quality and new techniques in colonoscopy, and familial cancer and polyposis syndromes. She has co-authored over 300 scientific articles and has chaired and participated in multiple national and international guidelines.
Evelien is actively involved in several committees for the Dutch national screening program for colorectal cancer since its early start of preparations more than 15 years ago. She is involved in the quality assurance of the program, including the accreditation and monitoring network for the FIT-positive colonoscopies.