John Heesakkers MD, PhDHead, Unit of Functional Urology and Neurourology, Department of Urology, Radboud University Nijmegen MC, The Netherlands
John Heesakkers studied Medicine at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. He started his training in Urology in 1993 at the University Hospital Maastricht. In 1997 he successfully defended his thesis titled: ‘Dynamic Urinary Graciloplasty’ at the University of Maastricht. From 2000 to 2020 he was a full time staff urologist at the Department of Urology of the Radboud UMC and consultant at the Rehabilitation Clinic St Maarten in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He headed the Unit of Functional Urology and Neurourology. Since 2020 he is the chairman of the Department of Urology of the Maastricht UMC, the Netherlands. He chairs the Society of Functional and Reconstructive Urology, a body of the Dutch Association of Urology. John Heesakkers is an active member of the INUS, SIU and SUFU. Since 2019 het is the Treasurer of the ICS. He is a faculty member of the European School of Urology and of the Scientific Congres Office of the EAU. He is reviewer of several major Urologic Scientific journals. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and more than 10 book-chapters and books on urological topics.