Arie van der Krans
Arie van der Krans joined the Royal NL Army as a conscript in 1988 in the Military Hospital Utrecht and became a regular officer in January 1990. First as a RMO where he served at the 104 Reconnaissance Battalion Cavalry and National Sector. During this time he was deployed in the Sinai, Egypt (MFO) and in Saudi-Arabia during the Gulf War (NL medical team SA, operation Desert Storm/OP Granby) under British command. He attended the Netherlands School of Public Health to obtain his masters degree in public health and operational military medicine during which he was deployed as Senior Medical Officer to Sarajevo in 1992 during the war in fmr Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR). He was subsequently posted as Senior Medical Officer at the Training Center for Peacekeeping Operations. In 1995 he enrolled a training program to become Orthopedic Surgeon and received his trauma surgery training in Seattle, USA and Leeds, UK for nearly a year.In 2003 he was assigned as an Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Central Military hospital Utrecht and the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. He was deployed in 2007 and 2010 to the multinational role 3 hospital at Kandahar Airfield Afghanistan (ISAF) as Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon and in 2014 as clinical director to the MH17 recovery mission in Ukraine.
He retired from the Army January 2019, and works still part-time in the CMH en UMCU for (post-traumatic) injuries to the lower extremity and complex foot and ankle injuries