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Tjasse Bruintjes

Professor by special appointment Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

Name
Prof.dr. T.D. Bruintjes
Telephone
+31 71 526 9111
E-mail
t.d.bruintjes@lumc.nl

TD (Tjasse) Bruintjes is ear-, nose and throat surgeon with a special focus on vestibulology. Since 2020 he is a professor in ear-, nose and throat surgery, in particular Meniere’s disease, on behalf of the Heinsius-Houbolt Foundation.

More information about Tjasse Bruintjes

TD (Tjasse) Bruintjes is ear-, nose and throat surgeon with a special focus on vestibulology. Since 2020 he is a professor in ear-, nose and throat surgery, in particular Meniere’s disease, on behalf of the Heinsius-Houbolt Foundation.

Meniere's disease

Meniere disease is a disabling disorder of the inner ear characterized by spontaneous attacks of vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus. In the Netherlands there are approximately between 8000 and 15000 patients with Meniere’s disease. The cause of Meniere’s disease is unknown, but scientists believe it is caused by the mixing of fluids in the canals of the inner ear. The academic chair is focused on research into the cause, diagnosis and therapy of Meniere’s disease (which is in line with the research questions in the Dutch ENT Research agenda 2018), but also on education in the field of vestibulology and innovation of care for the dizzy patient.

Academic career

Tjasse Bruintjes (1963) studied medicine at Leiden University. He specialized in ear-, nose and throat surgery at the University of Utrecht Medical Center. In 1996 he defended his doctoral thesis “On the functional anatomy of the nasal valve and lobule”. Since 1997 he works as ENT-surgeon in Gelre ziekenhuizen Apeldoorn with a focus on vestibulology and facial plastic surgery. He is (co-)founder of the Apeldoorn Dizziness Centre. His scientific interest is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of Meniere’s disesase, BPPV and loss of vestibular function. He was chairman of the multidisciplinary guideline committee “BPPV” and “Dizziness in the elderly”.

Professor by special appointment Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 3
  • Keel-Neus-Oorheelkunde

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LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden

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