Trainee Members

Youri Poelemeijer

Content Creator & Technical Support

Job title

General Surgery Resident not in UMCG Groningen


During his medical study at the VU University Amsterdam, Youri developed an increasing interest in the dynamics of different healthcare systems worldwide. During his surgical residency, in one of the largest level 1 trauma centers, he kept involved in scientific research and in 2016 he obtained a fulltime PhD position at Leiden University Medical Center. Evaluating quality of bariatric surgical care on a national and international level changed his point of view on individual patient care to a more public point of view in the way in which healthcare is organized worldwide. Therefore, he initiated the Value in Care Foundation to inspire, excite and connect (young) healthcare professionals in examining and understanding how the healthcare system is organized. In collaboration with the general board of GSA, Youri provides technical support for the website and other ICT platforms.