Personal profile



Research interests

Research focus lies on:

  • Neurovascular Disorders (research institute Amsterdam Neuroscience), with emphasis on clinical trials in subarachnoid haemorrhage and chronic subdural hematomas.

Clinical focus lies on:

  • Neurovascular disorders
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Tumours in the brainstem and spinal cord
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Syringomyelia

Peter Vandertop is Professor and Head of the Neurosurgery Department at Amsterdam UMC. His areas of specialization include paediatric neurosurgery and vascular neurosurgery, with a particular interest in cerebral aneurysms, tethered cord syndrome, brain stem and spinal cord tumours.

Vandertop studied medicine at Utrecht University, where he was subsequently trained as a neurosurgeon under the guidance of Prof. dr. Cees A.F. Tulleken. From 1990 to 1998, he was a staff member at the Neurosurgery Department of the University Hospital Utrecht; during this period he also held a position as an extraordinary staff member at the Eemland Hospital in Amersfoort. In 1994 he successfully defended his PhD thesis ‘Experimentally-induced Autonomic Neuropathy’ (Utrecht University, prof. dr. W.H. Gispen and prof.dr. C.A.F Tulleken). In January 1999, Vandertop was appointed as chair of Neurosurgery at VU University/VUmc and from June 2005 also chair of Neurosurgery at University of Amsterdam/AMC, both nowadays Amsterdam UMC. His work extends beyond clinical practice and academia; he is actively involved with the Dutch Association of Neurosurgeons, serving as vice-chairman from 2001 to 2004 and chairman from 2004 to 2007. From 2007-2016 he was member of the Scientific Board of Hersenstichting Nederland. In 2016 he was appointed as member of the regional Medical Disciplinary Board Amsterdam.

External positions

full professor Neurosurgery, University of Amsterdam

1 Jun 2005 → …

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