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1991 …2022

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Research interests

Bart Koes is a Clinical Epidemiologist and Professor of General Practice at the Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC since 1999.

His projects at the department include large scale randomised clinical trials. The other studies include observational (cohort) studies and systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Most studies concern musculoskeletal disorders in primary care.

Bart Koes published widely (> 600 publications listed in Pubmed) in the area of musculoskeletal disorders in primary care. He is one of the most published researchers in the field of low back pain and sciatica.

For a complete list of his publications, including those not affiliated to Erasmus MC, please refer to this list in PubMed https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=koes+b ”

His papers are widely cited; more than 35.000 citations (Web of Science 2022). He is member and chairperson of various guideline committees in the field of back pain and sciatica.

Since April 2018 he holds a part-time position as Professor of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Primary Care at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Maastricht University

19871992

Master, Maastricht University

19811986

External positions

Member External Review Group for the WHO Guideline on chronic primary low back pain in adults, WHO Guideline on chronic primary low back pain in adults

2021 → …

Professor of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Primary Care, University of Southern Denmark

Apr 2018 → …

Chair Executive Committee, International Forum for Back and neck Pain Research in Primary Care, International Forum for Back and neck Pain Research in Primary Care

2017 → …

Member guideline committee (guidelines low back pain and lumbosacral radicular syndrome) Dutch College of General Practice, Dutch College of General Practice

2013 → …

Member Advisory Council, Dutch Society of Back Pain Patients, Dutch Society of Back Pain Patients

2010 → …

Member guideline committee (guidelines low back pain and lumbosacral radicular syndrome) Dutch College of General Practice, Dutch College of General Practice

1997

Member, Scientific Committee, Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Congress, Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Congress

1996 → …

Member guideline committee (guidelines low back pain and lumbosacral radicular syndrome) Dutch College of General Practice, Dutch College of General Practice

1993

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