Marinus de Kleuver, M.D., PhD. is professor and Medical director of the Center for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
After secondary education in England, he graduated ‘cum laude’ from medical school at Leiden University, the Netherlands in 1990. From 1998 he pursued a clinical career in spinal surgery in the Sint Maartenskliniek, where he was director of the orthopedic center from 2007-2012. He was appointed professor of spinal surgery at VU university medical center in 2011. In 2016 he was appointed as full professor at Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. There he was chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery from 2016-2023, and since 2023 he is professor and medical director of the center for trauma and reconstructive surgery.
He completed an international executive program (IEP) at INSEAD business school (France) in 2006, and in 2016 followed a leadership program on complexity science (at Santa Fe Institute (SFI), New Mexico, USA).
Clinical work and research is currently focused on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of spinal deformities in children and adults. Most research work concentrates on the evaluation of outcomes and improving care, with a specific focus on outcomes that matter to patients such as exercise intolerance and shortness of breath (and not the radiograph).
Furthermore he has a personal interest in surgeon and team health, and prevention of ‘second victim syndrome’.
He is the current President of the Scoliosis Research Society.