Mark van Berge Henegouwen

PROF., MD. PhD, (Principal Investigator)

1995 …2023

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Professor dr. Mark I. van Berge Henegouwen is chair of the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit and chair of the Dutch society of foregut surgeons of the Netherlands. He was appointed professor of Surgery and Upper GI Surgery in 2017 at the University of Amsterdam at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers.

Mark van Berge Henegouwen, born and raised in the Netherlands, received his MD and PhD at the University of Amsterdam. He performed his fellowship in gastrointestinal, upper GI and minimally invasive surgery at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam where he started as senior consultant in 2006.

Mark van Berge Henegouwen’ s clinical practice is dedicated to patients with malignancies of the esophagus and stomach. The Amsterdam UMC is currently one of the largest centers for esophageal and gastric cancer in Europe. The Amsterdam UMC is a tertiary referral center for these patients with around 250 esophago-gastric resections annually. Mark van Berge Henegouwen has introduced minimally invasive surgery for esophageal and gastric cancer at his center in 2009 and now around 90 percent of patients is treated thoraco-laparoscopically or robotically.

Mark van Berge Henegouwen is a Principal Investigator in upper GI cancer Surgery and main research activities are focused on improvement of outcomes in upper GI cancer surgery, outcomes and centralization in the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit, improvement of (minimally invasive) techniques, neoadjuvant treatment regimens in esophageal and gastric cancer, imaging techniques and quality of life in upper GI cancer surgery.


gastrointestinal surgery - esophageal and gastric surgery

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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