Jaap Bonjer

MD, PhD

Jaap Bonjer is a general surgeon and head of the department of general surgery at Amsterdam University Medical Center. His main focus is on development and research regarding laparoscopic surgeries. Another focus of professor Bonjer lies in the field of education and training of general surgery residents. His vision is to shorten the trainings period from student to surgeon. In this light, he founded the SkillsLab Erasmus MC in Rotterdam and the Skills Centre for Health Sciences in Canada. The most recent Centre was opened in 2019, the Amsterdam Skills Centre for Health Sciences (hyperlink ASC). The ASC has a global mission and aims to build a next generation learning platform to generate, apply and spread the knowledge about new ways of surgical learning, training and teaching making a difference for all people, near and far, across all borders.