Board of Directors
Chris Polman , president VUmc, dean Faculty of Medicine VU
Chris Polman has worked at VUmc since 1986. In 1994 he was appointed professor of neurology, after which he became head of the eponymous department in 2011. He is considered worldwide to be an outstanding scientist in the field of multiple sclerosis (MS) and over the years, in a variety of positions, he has reflected on policy and administrative issues. At VUmc, he also always remained closely involved with quality and safety in patient care. Chris joined the VUmc Board of Directors in July 2013, became VUmc President as of October 1, 2018, and is President of VUmc and AMC as of January 1, 2022. Chris has also been dean of the Faculty of Medicine VU since September 1, 2016.
Hans van Goudoever, vice president, dean Faculty of Medicine UvA
Hans van Goudoever studied medicine at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He specialized as a pediatrician and neonatologist at Sophia Children's Hospital, with an excursion for postdoctoral training to Houston Texas. In 2004, he became head of the Neonatology Department at Sophia Children's Hospital. In 2010, he came to Amsterdam, where he became head of the Departments of Pediatrics VUmc and AMC. Two years later, so well before the administrative merger of AMC and VUmc in 2018, he became chair of the Women's Child division at both locations. On 1 January 2022, Hans was appointed vice-chairman of the board of directors and dean of the Faculty of Medicine UvA.
Frida van den Maagdenberg, member
Frida van den Maagdenberg studied Slavic language and literature at Utrecht University. She then gained extensive administrative experience in the medical and academic world. Among other things, she was director of the association of universities VSNU, director of research at Utrecht University and director of finance and information at UMC Utrecht. From 2008 to 2014 Frida was a rvb member of the Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital/OLVG, where she was involved in the introduction of the Epic electronic patient file, among other things. In 2014, she joined the board of directors.
Mark Kramer, member
Mark Kramer completed his medical studies in Leiden cum laude. In Curaçao and Leiden he specialized as an internist-hematologist. In 1994 he moved to Amersfoort, where he worked for 14 years in the Meander Medical Center. In addition, he was at the helm of his professional group: the Dutch Internists Association. In 2007, Mark became Professor cum Department Head of Internal Medicine at VUmc and three years later also Chairman of Division I. In September 2016, he was appointed to the Board of Directors.
Karen Kruijthof, member
Karen Kruijthof studied medicine and public administration at the VU. She obtained her doctorate with a thesis on research into the control of medical specialists in Dutch hospitals. The AMC was involved in this research. After two years of clinical practice, she held policy and management positions in various hospitals. As a member of the three-member board of directors of Rotterdam's Franciscus Gasthuis and Schiedam's Vlietland Hospital, she was intensively involved in the merger between the two institutions. On February 14, 2019, Karen was appointed as a member of the board of directors. In the Board of Directors, Karen is concerned with the shifts between the two locations, and with the integration processes that the amalgamation of departments and services entails. The 'human side' has her special attention.
Mr. O.G.A. (Orian) van der Beek, secretary of the board of directors
The Board of Directors is supported in its daily work by the Department of Administrative and Legal Affairs.
Contact details Board of Directors Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc
mr. O.G.A. van der Beek, secretary
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
T: 020 44 425 12
- W.J. (Wim) Kuijken, chairman of the Supervisory Board, member of the Remuneration and Nomination Advisory Committee
- A.J.M. (Anita) Nijboer, vice-chairman of the supervisory board, chairman of the Remuneration and Nomination Advisory Committee, member of the Audit and Housing Committee
- W.F. (Willy) de Mooij, member audit committee
- Dr. M. (Jet) Bussemaker, member of Core Task Force Quality and Safety Committee
- Prof. P.A.B.M. (Paul) Smits, chairman of the Core Task Force Quality and Safety Committee, contact person for the AMC and VUmc Client Council
- M.J.H. (Guillaume) Jetten, chairman Audit Committee
- Prof. M.P. (Marja) van Dieijen, member of the Core Task Force Quality and Safety Committee