Prof. W.A. van GoolPresident Prof. W.A. van Gool

Pim van Gool has been appointed President of the Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheidsraad) from 1 September 2012.

He was born in 1957 and studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam, where he gained a doctorate for an experimental study of cerebral aging in an animal model performed at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research. He has more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare and research. He was appointed professor of Neurology, with special reference to dementias, at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam in 2000.

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Professor J.L. SeverensVice President Prof. J.L. Severens

Professor J.L. Severens is Vice President of the Health Council as of 1 January 2014.

Hans (1963) studied Policy and Management in Health Sciences at Maastricht University and holds a PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen. Since 2009 Hans is Professor of Evaluation in Health Care at the Institute of Health Policy and Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. For eight years he was Professor of Medical Technology Assessment at Maastricht University/MUMC.

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