Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Co-Chair, International Committee, MDEpiNet
Dr. Nelissen is the Department Head at Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics, and Professor of Orthopaedics at Leiden University. He has an adjunct Professorship at Dalhousie University A total joint fellowship was undertaken at UCLA and Ohio. He serves and has served in several extramural professional capacities. He was cofounder of the Dutch Arthroplasty Register (LROI), at present he is the chairman of the scientific committee of the Dutch Orthopaedic Society. He serves as President for the European Rheumatism & Arthritis Surgical Society and board member of Medical Delta. He holds numerous other professional board membership. He is director of the residency program at the Leiden-The Hague area. His research projects involve quality assessment of orthopedic implants and epidemiological and molecular studies on mobility problems in aging.