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Gerrolt Jukema, MD, PhD

After finishing his medical education in 1987 at the VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Gerrolt Jukema went to Germany for surgical training in a training hospital of the University of Münster. In 1993 he was registered as a general surgeon in Germany. After his registration Professor Dr. G. Hierholzer trained him for trauma surgery in the BG Trauma Centre of Duisburg. In 1995 he was additionally registered as a trauma surgeon in Germany. In 1997 he became a senior staff member in the oldest university trauma centre in the world, founded 1873 in Bochum, Germany. This is the famous trauma centre "Bergmannsheil" of the Ruhr University in Bochum (Director Prof.Dr.G. Muhr). In 1998 he returned to the Netherlands as Head of the Section of Traumatology and at the Leiden University Medical Centre. He was also the Head of the regional trauma centre in which Leiden University Medical Centre collaborates with two major teaching level 1 hospitals in the Residenz The Hague. In 1996 he was appointed as professor in trauma surgery at the VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam (level 1 trauma centre) and he moved to Amsterdam. He was the chair of the department of Trauma surgery and medical coordinator of the VU University Trauma Centre North West Netherlands including the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services.

Since January 2011 he continued his professional career as a senior staff member and trauma surgeon at the Level 1 Trauma Centre of the University Hospital of Zürich in Switzerland. Since 1993 major research topics of Gerrolt Jukema are treatment of infected (trauma) wounds and osteomyelitis. For this topic a multidisciplinary research team including plastic and trauma surgeons, medical microbiologists, doctors of the department of infectious diseases, pathologists, epidemiologists and research nurses was formed. Special area of interest for treatment of infections are topical negative pressure therapy in combination with the instillation technique with antiseptic agents and bio surgery therapy. Also basic research is performed in larval therapy for severely wounded trauma patients in case of severe crush injuries with following osteomyelitis to reduce the rate of posttraumatic amputations. Furthermore a special topic of interest is callus distraction by the llizarov Method to prevent disabling amputations in case of severe bone defects after trauma. Professor Jukema is (board) member of various international scientific organisations related to trauma surgery and wound care. Furthermore he is faculty member of various scientific congress organisations and member of scientific committees and has conducted as principal investigator international studies.


Prof.Dr. Gerrolt N. Jukema
University Hospital Zürich
Department of Trauma Surgery
Rämistrasse 100
CH-8091 Zürich

Tel: +41 44 255 11 11
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