Suzanne Witjes

Medical school I finished at the Radboud University in Nijmegen in 2005 and my orthopaedic training in cluster of the AMC in Amsterdam in 2014. During my residency the following clinical question arose in my mind: ‘How to keep the young, active patient with osteoarthritis of the knee as active as possible?’ With my co-promoter I created a research proposal and in accordance with the AMC and with raised funding from Fonds NutsOhra, I was able to perform a serious start-up of this research project from January until July 2015. During my current Clinical Fellowship Orthopaedic Sport Medicine in London ON, Canada, my PhD project will be internationally broadened by investigating activities after High Tibial Osteotomies (HTO) performed at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, with use of a prospective database.

I am an ambitious orthopaedic surgeon, feeling lifelong learning is a privilege. My mission is to treat and coach patients with musculoskeletal impairments to improve their mobility and quality of life. My future career goal is to create a working environment in which all involved health care professionals, each with their individual talents, can develop constantly and work together in a team, to give patients the best possible support to keep them staying active.