mr. I.J.J. (F. Cumhur) Heesen

mr. I.J.J. (F. Cumhur) Heesen

Full Professor
  • Department of Orthopaedics



Cumhur Öner obtained in 1980 his Medical Degree in Ankara, Turkey and did his orthopaedic surgery training in Rotterdam between 1987 and 1993. Since 1993 he works as an orthopaedic spine surgeon at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. He obtained his PhD (cum laude) in 1999 from the University of Utrecht. The work for his PhD thesis focused on the diagnostic and prognostic parameters in spinal trauma patients. He is the head of the neuro-orthopaedic spine unit since 2002. Cumhur Öner has actively participated in the foundation of the international Spine Trauma Study Group and is currently member of the steering committee of the Knowledge Forum Trauma of the AOSpine International. He has been involved in clinical spine research as well as the bone and intervertebral disc RM program in the UMC Utrecht. He was the president of the Dutch Spine Society between 2007-2011.

Side Activities

AOSpine Knowledge Forum Spinal Trauma, board member

Global Spine Tumor Study Group, board member

Member Concilium of Dutch Orthopaedic Society

Director AOSpine Reference Center Utrecht

Editorial Board Member ‘Spine’ and ‘European Spine Journal’

Fellowship and Awards

Anna Award, 2005

Research Output (295)

The influence of surgeon experience and subspeciality on the reliability of the AO spine sacral classification system

Karamian Brian A., Schroeder Gregory D., Levy Hanna A., Canseco Jose A., Benneker Lorin M., Kandziora Frank, Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Öner F. Cumhur, Schnake Klaus J., Kepler Christopher K., Vaccaro Alexander R., Hilis Aaron, Guiroy Alfredo, Hockley Aaron, Abdelgawaad Ahmed Shawky, Zubairi Akbar Jaleel, Olger Alarcon, Campione Alberto, Barcelos Alecio, del Arco Alex, Weening Alexander, Haghnegahdar Ali, Öner Ali, Ahmed Alqatub, Wael Alsammak, Pun Alvin, Bhandutia Amit, German Andjel, Rodriguez Antonio Sanchez, Naga Ashraf El, Gonçalves Barbeiro, Teresa Bas, Ullrich Bernhard, Claudio Bernucci, Saciloto Bruno, Pernal Carlos, Anastasios Charalampidis, Cheng Christina, Nicolas Ciccioli, Kilicer Cumhur, Cruz Daniel, Linhares Daniela, Ashaolu Dare, Gurudip Das, Dizon Dave Anthony, Giovanni De Falco, Asif Dewan Shamsul, Kitzen Joep, de Boer Maarten, van Urk Paul, 15 Dec 2021, In: Spine. 46 , p. 1705-1713 9 p.

Validation of the AO Spine Sacral Classification System:Reliability Among Surgeons Worldwide

Schroeder Gregory D., Karamian Brian A., Canseco Jose A., Vialle Luiz R., Kandziora Frank, Benneker Lorin M., Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Holstein Jörg H., Schnake Klaus J., Kurd Mark F., Dvorak Marcel F., Vialle Emiliano N., Joaquim Andrei F., Kanna Rishi M., Fehlings Michael, Wilson Jefferson R., Chapman Jens R., Krieg James C., Kleweno Conor P., Firoozabadi Reza, Öner F. Cumhur, Kepler Christopher K., Vaccaro Alexander R. 1 Dec 2021, In: Journal of orthopaedic trauma. 35 , p. e496-e501

Traumatic Sternal Fractures can be Safely Treated Conservatively - A 13-Year Retrospective Cohort Study

van Wessem KJP, Klei Dorine, Öner FC, van Baal Mark, Leenen Luke 25 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Surgery and Research. 4 , p. 572-587

Wide range of applications for machine-learning prediction models in orthopedic surgical outcome:a systematic review

Ogink Paul T, Groot Olivier Q, Karhade Aditya V, Bongers Michiel E R, Oner F Cumhur, Verlaan Jorrit-Jan, Schwab Joseph H 8 Oct 2021, In: Acta Orthopaedica. 92 , p. 526-531 6 p.

Variation in global treatment for subaxial cervical spine isolated unilateral facet fractures

Karamian Brian A., Schroeder Gregory D., Holas Martin, Joaquim Andrei F., Canseco Jose A., Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Benneker Lorin M., Kandziora Frank, Schnake Klaus J., Öner F. Cumhur, Kepler Christopher K., Vaccaro Alexander R., Toluse Adetunji, Atan Ahmad Arieff, Dawoud Ahmed, Abdelgawaad Ahmed Shawky, Zubairi Akbar, Castillo Alejandro, Vernengo-Lezica Alejo, Ramieri Alessandro, Guiroy Alfredo, Athanasiou Alkinoos, Grundshtein Alon, Godinho Amauri, Henine Amin, Grin Andrey, Pershin Andrey, Kaen Ariel, Viswanadha Arun Kumar, Shariati Babak, Karmacharya Balgopal, Rathinavelu Barani, Zarate-Kalfopulos Baron, Garg Bhavuk, Rebholz Brandon, Freedman Brett, Direito-Santos Bruno, Costa Bruno Lourenço, Saciloto Bruno, Majer Catalin, Tannoury Chadi, Konrads Christian, Cheng Christina, Jetjumnong Chumpon, Chung Chun Kee, Bernucci Claudio, Harris Colin, Steiner Craig D., Valdez Cristian, Rutges Joost, Jun 2021, In: European Spine Journal. 30 , p. 1635-1650 16 p.

Letter to the editor regarding "Two-year results of a double-blind multicenter randomized controlled non-inferiority trial of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) versus silicon nitride spinal fusion cages in patients with symptomatic degenerative lumbar disc disorders"

Kersten Roel F M R, Öner F Cumhur, Arts Mark P, Mitroiu Marian, Roes Kit C B, de Gast Arthur, van Gaalen Steven M Jun 2021, In: Journal of spine surgery (Hong Kong). 7 , p. 249-251 3 p.

Vacuum plasma sprayed porous titanium coating on polyetheretherketone for ACDF improves the osteogenic ability:An in vitro and in vivo study

Liu Chen, Zhang Yu, Xiao Liang, Ge Xin, Öner Fetullah Cumhur, Xu Hongguang 5 Apr 2021, In: Biomedical Microdevices. 23

Study methodology in trauma care:towards question-based study designs

Houwert Roderick M., Beks Reinier B., Dijkgraaf Marcel G.W., Roes Kit C.B., Öner F. Cumhur, Hietbrink Falco, Leenen Luke P.H., Groenwold Rolf H.H. Apr 2021, In: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 47 , p. 479-484 6 p.

Use of therapeutic pathogen recognition receptor ligands for osteo-immunomodulation

Khokhani Paree, Rahmani Nada R., Kok Anne, Öner F. Cumhur, Alblas Jacqueline, Weinans Harrie, Kruyt Moyo C., Croes Michiel 27 Feb 2021, In: Materials. 14 , p. 1-15 15 p.

Surgical management of thoracolumbar burst fractures:Surgical decision-making using the AOSpine thoracolumbar injury classification score and thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score

Morrissey Patrick B., Shafi Karim A., Wagner Scott C., Butler Joseph S., Kaye Ian D., Sebastian Arjun S., Schroeder Gregory D., Kepler Christopher K., Aarabi Bizhan, Oner Fetullah C., Vaccaro Alexander R. Feb 2021, In: Clinical Spine Surgery. 34 , p. 4-13 10 p.

All research output

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