Prof Geerard Beets
Maastricht University Medical CenterNetherlands
Geerard Beets is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the Medical Director of the Oncology Center. He has been a staff member of the Department of Surgery of Maastricht UMC+ since 1993, including a clinical research year in 2008 at the colorectal service of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His clinical field of expertise is colorectal cancer, and the multidisciplinary research is focussed on imaging and treatment of rectal cancer. Successful research programs are MR imaging of rectal cancer, and organ sparing treatment of rectal cancer, resulting in many papers, PhD theses and invited lectures. Geerard Beets is a faculty member of national and international colorectal and oncological societies.