Barend Mees

Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon and Deputy Head of Vascular Surgery

Barend Mees

Maastricht Heart+Vascular Center

Maastricht, Netherlands

Barend M.E Mees (MD PhD FEBVS) studied medicine at LUMC in Leiden and completed his training as General and Vascular Surgeon at Erasmus MC Rotterdam in 2011. He subsequently spent two years in Melbourne, Australia, to further specialize in Endovascular Surgery. From May 2014 he works as consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon in the department of Vascular Surgery at MUMC+ in Maastricht. He is deputy head and research coordinator of the department. His clinical area of interest is the (endovascular) treatment of (complex) aortic disease and peripheral arterial disease.

He has obtained a PhD in Vascular Biology from Erasmus MC, INSERM (U689, Paris) and Max-Planck Institute (Bad Nauheim, Germany). His main research areas are vascular biology and tissue engineering and innovative endovascular techniques. In 2024 he was appointed Professor of “Vascular Repair and Regeneration” at Maastricht University.

Prof.dr. Mees is examiner of the UEMS FEBVS examination since 2017. He is also the inventor of the mazeBox, a novel hands-on simulator for Endovascular training and course director of the arterial section of the European Vascular Course in Maastricht. He was secretary of the Dutch Society for Vascular Surgery from 2018-2023. Since 2021 he is a member of the ESVS Guidelines Steering Committee and the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery.



16:15 to 16:30

Open vs endovascular treatment of chronic dissection: When to choose one or the other and when the two approaches are complimentary

Barend Mees

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Colin Bicknell

Consultant Vascular Surgeon,
Imperial College

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Tilo Kölbel

Professor Vascular Surgery
University Medical Center
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Christoph Nienaber

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