Hendrik van de Meent
Hendrik van de Meent (1962) is member of the Medical staff of the dept. of Rehabilitation of the Radboudumc in Nijmegen the Netherlands. His clinical and scientific focus is acute phase management of traumatic spinal cord injury and bone anchored (osseo-integration) prostheses for amputees. After he graduated from medical university in Utrecht in 1990, he served as resident neurology for the Dutch army in 1990 and 1991. In 1992 and 1993 he was resident neurosurgery at Erasmus MC Rotterdam and AMC in Amsterdam. In 1995 he completed his PhD, “pharmacological strategies in the treatment of experimental spinal cord injury”, at the Rudolf Magnus Institute in Utrecht. In 1995 he worked as post-doc in the Spinal Cord Regeneration Research Group at the ETH in Zürich (CH). In 1998 he moved to Germany to start his neurosurgical training at the University Clinic Greifswald (D) and in 2003 he completed his training as rehabilitation physician at the Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen. In 2009 he introduced osseointegration prostheses for amputees in the Netherlands and is chair of the Amputee Osseointegration Foundation Europe (AOFE).