Frans L. Moll

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Frans L. Moll was born on April 17 1950. He graduated from Medical School of the State University Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1977. He served in the army in 1977-1978 as surgical resident of the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery of the Military Hospital. In 1978, he started his surgical residency training program in Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. During his residency, he developed his interest for vascular surgery and he was sent in 1980 to Professor Strandness in Seattle to study the clinical application of the duplexscan. That same year, he performed the first Dutch duplex studies for peripheral vascular disease. His thesis “Carotid bruits in asymptomatic patients” was successfully defended in 1984 at the University of Nijmegen. In the same year, he finished his surgical training program. The Dutch Organization for Pure Research honored him with a full scholarship for 1 year as Clinical Vascular Research Fellow at UCLA Los Angeles. In 2003, he became Professor and Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery of the University Medical Center Utrecht. Besides his interest in carotid surgery and thoracoabdominal aneurysms, he is currently involved in research of minimal invasive vascular procedures including the endovascular repair of aortic aneurysm disease and remote endarterectomy of the iliac and superficial femoral arteries using a ringstrip cutter. Also endovascular venous interventions belong to his field of research. In 2006, he is appointed as Research Supervisor at the Hubrecht Laboratory (Netherlands Institute for Developmental Biology) for participation in fundamental research of vascular diseases. Currently, he is Chairman of the National Committee for the vascular surgical training program and he is Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery of the University Medical Center Utrecht and Head of Vascular Surgery. In September 2008, he was elected as President of the European Society for Vascular Surgery and since September 2009 he is Past President of this Society.

Biography Updated on 21 March 2011

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