John Heesakkers
Radboud UMC
Consultant Urologist
Rehabilitation Clinic St Maarten
Nijmegen, the Netherlands

John Heesakkers studied Medicine at the Radboud  University of Nijmegen. He started his training in Urology in 1993 at the University Hospital Maastricht. In 1997 he successfully defended his thesis titled: ‘Dynamic Urinary Graciloplasty’ at the University of Maastricht. Since 2000 he is a full time staff urologist at the Department of Urology of the Radboud UMC and consultant at the Rehabilitation Clinic St Maarten in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is heading the Unit of Functional Urology  and  Neurourology. The Unit is officially recognized as natinal reference center for functional urological disorders and is part of the European Reference Network, a body of the EU. He is founder and director of the Nijmegen University Pelvic Care Center Isabella. He chairs the Society of Functional and Reconstructive Urology, a body of the Dutch Association of Urology. John Heesakkers is an active member of the EAU, ICS, SUFU and the AUA. He is a faculty member of the European School of Urology, the Scientific Office of th EAU and the chairman of the European Section of Female and Functional Urology. Since 2008 he is a  principal investigator for the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences. He is an associate editor of Neurourology and Urodynamics and reviewer of several major Urologic Scientific journals. He received about 2.5 million € for research grants. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, 5 books and more than 10 book-chapters and books on urological topics.