Prof C.Niek van Dijk, MD, PhD

Niek van Dijk is a leading authority for arthroscopic surgery of the ankle and hindfoot. He is the founder of the Amsterdam Foot & Ankle School. Currently he is working in the FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence in Madrid, Clinic Ripol & DePrado and in Porto, Clinica de Dragão and in the San Rossore Clinic in Pisa. Between 2002-2016 he was head of the Orthopaedic Department of the Amsterdam University Medical Centre (AMC). He is emeritus professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Amsterdam.

In 2000 he 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 Ankleplatform

Today the platform has > 4000 members from more than 120 countries. Niek van Dijk was president of the Dutch Orthopedic Association, president of the Nordic Orthopedic Federation, the Dutch Arthroscopy Association and and President of ESSKA and ESSKA-AFAS. He is honorary member of several Societies and Associations. He is the tutor of >50 PhD students whom he guided to a successful defense of their PhD-thesis. He 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 and since 2015 editor in chief of JISAKOS.