Prof. Dr. C. Niek van Dijk, MD, PhD is a leading authority for arthroscopic surgery of the ankle. He is the founder of the Amsterdam Foot & Ankle School. His operative techniques have spread throughout the world and have benefitted (leading) atlethes as well as non-athletes with ankle problems. Currently he is working in the FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence in Madrid, Clinic Ripol&DePrado&VanDijk and in Porto, Clinica de Dragão. Between 2002-2016 he was head of the Orthopaedic Department of the AMC Hospital (Amsterdam UMC). He is emeritus professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Amsterdam.
In 2000 Niek van Dijk started the first international Amsterdam Foot and Ankle Course. His great interest in teaching and his believe in the techniques of the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle School, stimulated him to develop the free access website Amsterdam Foot and Ankle Platform. Today the platform has > 3700 members from more than 115 countries. Niek van Dijk is founder and former director of the Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam. He was president of the Dutch Orthopedic Association, president of the Nordic Orthopedic Association and president of ESSKA and ESSKA-AFAS. He is honorary member of several Societies and Associations. He is tutor of 50 PhD-students who he guided to a successful defense of their PhD-thesis. Niek van Dijk published over 350 scientific indexed publications, wrote over 100 book chapters and is editor of several books. He is founding editor of JISAKOS, the journal of ISAKOS. For more information see Wikipedia