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Prof. Jan-Paul Roovers, MD, PHD


Dr Jan-Paul Roovers is Professor of Urogynaecology at the AMC, Amsterdam Medical Center, he conducts research into the diagnostics of anatomical pelvic floor dysfunction. His research focuses primarily on the meticulous introduction and evaluation of new surgical techniques for women suffering from urinary incontinence and/or vaginal prolapse.

In collaboration with colleagues at renowned centres in the Netherlands and abroad, Roovers is conducting translational research into ways of reducing damage to the pelvic floor and is engaged in developing a new type of implant to treat women suffering from vaginal prolapse. Aside from continuing his avenues of research and teaching students and research assistants, Roovers’ remit includes developing optimally integrated gynaecological care, whereby highly complex gynaecological care is concentrated at academic medical centres, operative care with a low and medium level of complexity at secondary care centres and non-operative care - supported by secondary care - at primary care centres.

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
English  /  Dutch


Work Experience

Professor & Head Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Since 2012
AMC, Amsterdam Medical Center, The Netherlands
Medical Director
Since 2008
Bergman Clinics Vrouwenzorg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Medical Director & Uro-gynaecologist
Clinic Alant Vrouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


PhD from Utrecht University, The Netherlands
University Medical Center Utrecht & TweeSteden Ziekenhuis, Tilburg, The Netherlands


Implant files: News and paradox.
Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction Read it here Validation of a Model Predicting De Novo Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women Undergoing Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery.
Obstetrics and gynecology Read it here Heterogeneity of cost estimates in health economic evaluation research. A systematic review of stress urinary incontinence studies.
International urogynecology journal Read it here

Professional Associations

International Urogynaecological Association Chair of the Board of Studies European Urogynaecological Association Chair of the Education & Scientific Committee