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Willem Jan Bos

Professor by special appointment Nephrology: outcomes of care

Prof.dr. W.J.W. Bos

WJW (Willem Jan) Bos is internist specialized in kidney disease. Since 2018 he has a part-time appointment at the dept of Internal Medicine of the LUMC, on a bestowed chair: “Nephrology: Outcomes of care”. He combines this appointment with a clinical appointment at the St Antoniusziekenhuis Utrecht/Nieuwegein.

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Kidney diseases, and treatment of kidney diseases, have a major impact on patients. Willem Jan Bos first got in contact with Value Based Healthcare / outcomes driven care, through his research on outcomes of care in elderly kidney patients, either choosing dialysis treatment or conservative care. Insight in treatment results improves the decision making process of patients and their physicians.  Outcomes of care can further be used in research and in quality improvement pojects.

Willem Jan Bos is involved in projects aiming to improve care of kidney patients in the LUMC, the St Antoniusziekenhuis and the Santeon collaboration of 7 hospitals. In the LUMC he is involved in the organisation of care for kidney patients and member of the value based healthcare steering group.

Nationally he is one of the co-chairs of the Linnean Initiative, an initiative in which patients, physicians and administrators collaborate to facilitate the use of outcomes of care in the office. Dr Bos chairs the Chronic Kidney Disease working group of the International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measurement. 

Academic career

Willem Jan Bos studied medicine at the University of Groningen. During his study he spent 1,5 years at the University of Utah, under supervison of Willem Kolff, the inventor of hemodialysis. He specialized in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam) and  the Academic Medical Center (Amsterdam). In 1995 he defended his thesis “Measurement of finger and brachial artery pressure” – cum laude- at the University of Amsterdam.
Since 200 he works at the St Antoniusziekenhuis. Apart from his clinical work and his participation in education and administrative duties, re remained active in research in nephrology, hypertension and pneumonia. 

Professor by special appointment Nephrology: outcomes of care

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 2
  • Interne Geneeskunde

Work address

LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden



  • Linnean Initiatief Co-voorzitter initiatief dat waardegedreven zorg bevordert
  • Nederlandse Federatie Nefrologie / Nefrovisie Lid sectie registratie, en werkgroep PROM's
  • Nederlandse Internisten Vereniging Lid wetenschapscommissie
  • Neokidney Bestuurslid
  • NFU Nederlandse Federatie van Universitair Medische Centra Lid meerdere commissies op gebied waarde gedreven zorg
  • Regionaal Tuchtcollege Amsterdam Lid
  • St Antoniusziekenhuis, maatschap inwendige ziekten Klinisch werk en kwaliteitsprojecten als internist-nefroloog
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