Geert Willem Schurink


Prof. Geert Willem Schurink gained his medical degree in 1988 from the University of Utrecht and continued surgical training in Leiden University Medical Centre, the Netherlands, where he was thereafter trained in vascular surgery. In 1999, he obtained his PhD at the University of Leiden. The subject of his thesis was 'Endoleakage after endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms'. Since November 1998, he has had a staff position in the Department of Surgery at Maastricht UMC+, with special interest in (endo)vascular surgery and kidney transplantation. He was appointed professor of Vascular Surgery in 2010. Currently, he is vice-chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery.  

He is specially interested in open and endovascular repair of abdominal, thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. His current research is mainly clinical oriented in the field of endovascular treatment of complex aortic aneurysms and dissections.


Department of Vascular Surgery 
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
T: +31(0)43 387 74 78

  • 2022
    • Ketting, S., Zoethout, A. C., Heyligers, J. M. M., Wiersema, A. M., Yeung, K. K., Schurink, G. W. H., Verhagen, H. J. M., de Vries, J-P. P. M., Reijnen, M. M. P. J., & Mees, B. M. E. (2022). Nationwide Experience with EVAS Relining of Previous Open or Endovascular AAA Treatment in The Netherlands. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 84, 250-264.
    • Khemlani, K. H., Schurink, G. W., Buhre, W., & Schreiber, J. U. (2022). Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage in Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Endovascular Aortic Repair: A Survey of Current Clinical Practice in European Medical Centers. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 36(5), 1318-1325.
    • Alberga, A. J., von Meijenfeldt, G. C. I., Rastogi, V., de Bruin, J. L., Wever, J. J., van Herwaarden, J. A., Hamming, J. F., Hazenberg, C. E. V. B., van Schaik, J., Mees, B. M. E., van der Laan, M. J., Zeebregts, C. J., Schurink, G. W. H., Verhagen, H. J. M., Dutch Society of Vascular Surgery, Steering Committee of the Dutch Surgical Aneurysm Audit, & Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing (2022). Association of Hospital Volume with Perioperative Mortality of Endovascular Repair of Complex Aortic Aneurysms: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Annals of Surgery, 75(4), 1492-1492.
    • Gombert, A., Ketting, S., Rückbeil, M. V., Hundertmark, A-K., Barbati, M., Keschenau, P., Pedersoli, F., Schurink, G. W., Mees, B., Kotelis, D., & Jacobs, M. J. (2022). Perioperative and long-term outcome after ascending aortic and arch repair with elephant trunk and open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 75(3), 824-832.
    • Heggen, B. D., Ramspek, C. L., van der Bogt, K. E. A., de Haan, M. W., Hemmelder, M. H., Hiligsmann, M. J. C., van Loon, M. M., Rotmans, J. I., Tordoir, J. H. M., Dekker, F. W., Schurink, G. W. H., Snoeijs, M. G. J., & OASIS study group (2022). Optimising Access Surgery in Senior Haemodialysis Patients (OASIS): study protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 12(2), [053108].
    • Hatzl, J., Batenburg, M. V. B., Yeung, K. K., Fioole, B., Verhoeven, E., Lauwers, G., Kölbel, T., Wever, J. J., Scheinert, D., Van den Eynde, W., Rouhani, G., Mees, B. M. E., Vermassen, F., Schelzig, H., Cuypers, P. W. M., Böckler, D., Zephyr study group collaborators, & Schurink, G. (2022). Thirty-day Results from the ZEPHYR Registry: Outcomes of EVAR Using the Zenith Alpha™ Abdominal Endovascular Graft for the Treatment of AAA in 347 Patients. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 78, 170-179.
  • 2021
    • Finnesgard, E. J., Simons, J. P., Marecki, H., Ofori, I., Kolbel, T., Schurink, G. W. H., van Herwaarden, J. A., & Schanzer, A. (2021). Fiber Optic RealShape technology in endovascular surgery. Seminars in Vascular Surgery, 34(4), 241-246.
    • Smeets, R. R., Demir, D., van Laanen, J., Schurink, G. W. H., & Mees, B. M. E. (2021). Use of covered stent grafts as treatment of traumatic venous injury to the inferior vena cava and iliac veins: A systematic review. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 9(6), 1577-+.
    • Rogers, R. T., Lemmens, C., Farazdaghi, A., Cirillo-Penn, N. C., Mees, B., Tenorio, E. R., Schurink, G. W. H., De Martino, R., Oderich, G. S., & Mendes, B. C. (2021). Fenestrated/Branched Endovascular Aortic Repair Using Unilateral Femoral Access in Patients With Unilateral Iliac Occlusive Disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 74(3), E138-E138.
    • Demir, D., Smeets, R., Schurink, G. W. H., & Mees, B. M. E. (2021). Use of thoracic stent grafts to control major iliac vein bleeding. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 9(4), 1058-1061.