Wouter Moojen went to medical school (2001-2007) in Utrecht. He trained in Neurosurgery from 2008 till 2014 in Utrecht, Leiden, The Hague and Rotterdam. He performed clinical observerships in Toronto (Canada), Berlin (Germany) and Helsinki (Finland). He passed the European examination in neurosurgery and the national board examination in neurosurgery in 2014. In the same year he was appointed as consultant neurosurgeon in The Hague, The Netherlands.
His main scientific focus is degenerative spine surgery, oncology and surgical ethics. He received the PhD price during the ArgoSpine 2015, the Most Valuable Paper Price during the 2014 North American Spine Society annual meeting and the Best Podium Price during the 2014 EuroSpine annual meeting. He defended his PhD thesis ‘Introducing new implants and imaging techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis’ in 2014. He is reviewing papers for Spine, BMJ and PLoS since 2011. He was chairman of the Dutch National Association of Medical Residents from 2011 till 2013. He finished his epidemiology (Amsterdam) training in 2013.
His main clinical focus is oncology (skullbase), aneurysms, vascular malformations and spinal diseases.
References: • Moojen WA, Bredenoord AL, Viergever RF, Peul WC. Scientific evaluation of spinal implants: an ethical necessity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Dec 15;39(26):2115-8. • Moojen WA, Arts MP, Jacobs WC, van Zwet EW, van den Akker-van Marle ME, Koes BW, Vleggeert-Lankamp CL, Peul WC; Interspinous process device versus standard conventional surgical decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis: randomized controlled trial. Leiden-The Hague Spine Intervention Prognostic Study Group. BMJ. 2013 Nov 14 • Moojen WA, Arts MP, Bartels RH, Jacobs WC, Peul WC. Effectiveness of interspinous implant surgery in patients with intermittent neurogenic claudication: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur Spine J. 2011 Oct;20(10):1596-606. Review. • Moojen WA, Vleggeert-Lankamp CL, Krol AD, Dijkstra SP. Long-term results: adjuvant radiotherapy in en bloc resection of sacrococcygeal chordoma is advisable. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 1;36(10):