dr. T. (Luke) T_MSS36

dr. T. (Luke) T_MSS36

Full Professor
dr. T. (Luke) T_MSS36
  • Division of Surgical Specialties

Research Programs

Infection & Immunity



Luke PH Leenen (1957) graduated from medical school of the Radboud University in Nijmegen in 1982. From 1980 until 1985 he was a research fellow in the anatomical department of the Radboud University. He earned his PhD (1985) in basic neuroanatomical research on an electron microscopical analysis of the pyramidal tract of the rat.

From 1985 until 1988 he trained as a surgical resident at the Radboud University Hospital Nijmegen (Program director: Prof de Boer, later Prof Goris). He continued (1988-1991) his training in the Elisabeth Hospital Tilburg (Prof van Vroonhoven, later Prof vd Werken). After completion of his residency he visited Prof Waneboo in Providence for a oncology fellowship, followed by a AO fellowship in Chur (CH) with Prof Ruedi. From 1992 on he was staff surgeon at the Canisius Hospital Nijmegen responsible for Trauma and was appointed director of the Emergency Department.

From June 1993 he returned to Tilburg as a staff surgeon responsible for Trauma and Intensive Care.
He went to Utrecht in 1999 as a staff surgeon for Trauma and Intensive Care. He is the director for Surgical Intensive Care (until 2005), Emergency Department (until 2012) and the Major Incident Hospital (Calamiteitenhospitaal) (until 2021). In 2000 he was appointed professor of “Integral quality management in hospitals”. In 2002 he was appointed Professor of Trauma, Intensive Care and Acute Care Surgery.

He holds the position as chair of the trauma department and is the medical manager of the Traumacenter and local trauma registry.

Side Activities

Secretary of the Dutch Trauma Society (1993-1999)

Founding board member and secretary of the European Trauma Society (currently ESTES). European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery  ( past president

Board member of the World Coalition for the care of Trauma. 
Founding father of the Dutch ATLS foundation.

Chairman of the Dutch Advanced Life Support Group (until 2017)

Chaiman of the MedicALS foundation (until Dec 2021)

Member of the supervisory board of the Regional Ambulance service (RAVU) (until 2015).
Part of the group reengineering the Dutch Medical Disaster organization (GHOR) (1995-1999)

Founder of the Dutch Trauma Registry

Chair of the Scientific board of the Dutch Trauma Registry, Landelijk Netwerk Acute Zorg

Member of the Dutch National Traumacenter Advisory board, Landelijk Netwerk Acute Zorg

Member of the advisory board of the Centre of Trauma research of the Ulm University Germany

Associate editor European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery

Member of the editorial board of Journal of Trauma and emergency surgery and Der Unfallchirurg

Research Output (328)

Splenectomy is associated with altered leukocyte kinetics after severe trauma

Teuben Michel Paul Johan, Hollman Arne, Blokhuis Taco, Pfeifer Roman, Spijkerman Roy, Teuber Henrik, Pape Hans Christoph, Leenen Luke Petrus Hendrikus Dec 2021, In: European Journal of Medical Research. 26 , p. 1-10

Indications and interventions of damage control orthopedic surgeries:an expert opinion survey

Pfeifer Roman, Kalbas Yannik, Coimbra Raul, Leenen Luke, Komadina Radko, Hildebrand Frank, Halvachizadeh Sascha, Akhtar Meraj, Peralta Ruben, Fattori Luka, Mariani Diego, Hasler Rebecca Maria, Lefering Rolf, Marzi Ingo, Pitance François, Osterhoff Georg, Volpin Gershon, Weil Yoram, Wendt Klaus, Pape Hans Christoph Dec 2021, In: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 47 , p. 2081-2092 12 p.

Epidemiology and outcomes of ARDS after pediatric trauma

Huijsmans Roel L.N., Killien Elizabeth Y., Leenen Luke P.H., Van Gestel Josephus P.J. 1 Nov 2021, In: Respiratory Care. 66 , p. 1758-1767 10 p.

Epidemiology of paediatric moderate and severe traumatic brain injury in the Netherlands

Jochems Denise, van Rein Eveline, Niemeijer Menco, van Heijl Mark, van Es Michael A., Nijboer Tanja, Leenen Luke P.H., Houwert Roderick M., van Wessem Karlijn J.P. Nov 2021, In: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. 35 , p. 123-129 7 p.

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

Incidence, causes and consequences of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury as determined by Abbreviated Injury Score in the Netherlands

Jochems Denise, van Rein Eveline, Niemeijer Menco, van Heijl Mark, van Es Michael A., Nijboer Tanja, Leenen Luke P.H., Houwert R. Marijn, van Wessem Karlijn J.P. 7 Oct 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11 , p. 1-8

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections, the Challenge Remains

Nawijn Femke, Hietbrink Falco, Peitzman Andrew B., Leenen Luke P.H. 9 Sep 2021, In: Frontiers in surgery. 8 , p. 1-7

Surgical airway procedures in emergency surgical patients:Results of what has become a back-up procedure

Willinge Gijs J.A., Hietbrink Falco, Leenen Luke P.H. Sep 2021, In: World journal of surgery. 45 , p. 2683-2693 11 p.

Is a chest radiograph indicated after chest tube removal in trauma patients? A systematic review

Sweet Arthur A.R., Beks Reinier B., De Jong Mirjam B., Van Baal Mark C.P.M., Ijpma Frank F.A., Hietbrink Falco, Beeres Frank J.P., Leenen Luke P.H., Groenwold Rolf H.H., Houwert Roderick M. 1 Aug 2021, In: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 91 , p. 427-434 8 p.

All research output

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