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Gerard Jan Blauw

Professor by special appointment Internal Medicine, in particular geriatrics

Name
Prof.dr. G.J. Blauw
Telephone
+31 71 526 8121
E-mail
g.j.blauw@lumc.nl

Gerard J. Blauw is professor in internal medicine and geriatrics and co-chair of the medical research profile Ageing of the Leiden University Medical Centre. Besides he is an internist geriatrician and director of the Bronovo Behandeladviescentrum Ouderengeneeskunde at the Haaglanden Medical Centre (HMC) in The Hague.

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Gerard J. Blauw is professor in internal medicine and geriatrics and co-chair of the medical research profile Ageing of the Leiden University Medical Centre. Besides he is an internist geriatrician and director of the Bronovo Behandeladviescentrum Ouderengeneeskunde at the Haaglanden Medical Centre (HMC) in The Hague.

Ageing

Ageing and increasing life expectancy ask for new healthcare concepts. Old age goes with an increase in both chronic and acute disorders (multimorbidity), which often have a major impact on social functioning. Internists-geriatricians focus on diagnostics and treatments of (vulnerable) old people with multimorbidity aiming to optimize independent functioning and quality of life.

With the demographic developments, task rearrangements of the various health care professionals, including GP’s and medical specialists, will be necessary using new (medical) technologies and e-health concepts. I see it as a challenge to take lead in this fast moving field.

Academic career

Gerard J. Blauw absolved Medical School at the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and his PHD-research on the topic of the vascular effects of serotonin at the University of Amsterdam (with honours).  In 1995 he finished is medical specialization in internal medicine and subsequently specialized further in older care medicine/geriatrics. His scientific interest concerns the vascular aspects of cognitive decline in old age.

Since 2008 Blauw is also attached to the Haaglanden Medical Centre (HMC), were he founded the Bronovo Behandeladviescentrum Ouderengeneeskunde, an innovative centre for old people with multimorbidity and cognitive disorders.

In 2012 Blauw was appointed as a professor in internal medicine-geriatrics at the LUMC.

Professor by special appointment Internal Medicine, in particular geriatrics

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 2
  • Interne Geneeskunde

Work address

LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Room number C7

Contact

Publications

  • HMC Internist
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