Prof. dr. Philip van der Wees, PhD

Philip van der Wees

Professor of Allied Health Sciences

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The Chair of Allied Health Sciences focuses on quality improvement and implementation of allied health care in interdisciplinary networks, and to evaluate new technologies and treatment strategies for allied health care.

Dr. Philip Van der Wees is a Physical Therapist and Professor of Allied Health Sciences at the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ healthcare) and Department of Rehabilitation of Radboud university medical center. He is coordinator of the research theme ‘Sustainable organization of healthcare systems’, evaluating value-based healthcare in interdisciplinary networks of medical and allied health professionals.

The research and teaching activities of Philip van der Wees are aimed at implementation science, quality improvement, and evaluation of healthcare quality. Central focus of his research is assessing health care outcomes, specifically patient-reported outcomes. He leads the expert center IQ PROM, which aims at the application and evaluation of patient-reported outcomes measurement (PROM). His research projects over the past years were aimed at development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. He is member the Scientific Advisory Panel of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves in the editorial boards of the journals Systematic Reviews and Physical Therapy Journal.

From 2010-2012 he was chair of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N). In 2011 Philip Van der Wees was selected by the Commonwealth Fund for the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice and he has worked at Harvard Medical School in Boston from 2011-2013 to conduct his fellowship. In 2012 he was also affiliated with the RAND Corporation in Boston to study the feasibility of patient-reported outcomes in performance measurement in an international perspective.

Dr. Philip van der Wees is also Adjunct Professor of Clinical Research & Leadership at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of the George Washington University. He contributes to the PhD Program in Translational Health Sciences through research and teaching activities. His specific focus is to build a research infrastructure in Implementation Science for the PhD Program, and at to establish collaborative projects between GW and Radboudumc

Publications P. van der Wees