Prof. Dr. C. Niek van Dijk, MD, PhD is the former head of the Orthopaedic Department of the AMC hospital (Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam) and full professor in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Amsterdam. Recently he is working in the FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence in Madrid, Clinic Ripol&DePrado&VanDijk (near Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu Stadium) and in Porto, Clinica de Dragão (near FC Porto Dragão Stadium). He is specialized in surgery of the ankle and knee, sport traumatology and arthroscopic surgery.

In 2000 Niek van Dijk started the first Amsterdam Foot and Ankle Course. Because of the great interest in the course and the techniques of the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle School he developed in 2012 the free accessible Amsterdam Foot and Ankle Platform. Today the platform has members from 115 countries all over the world. Niek van Dijk is founder and former director of the Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam. He is founding editor of JISAKOS, a journal of ISAKOS. He has been in several international board positions a.o. as president of the Dutch Orthopedic Society, president of the Nordic Orthopedic Society and lately as president of ESSKA.

Overall, current research projects involve 19 PhD students. He has published over 300 scientific indexed publications and book chapters and presents on avarage 25 international lectures a year..

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