prof. dr. G.J. (Gert Jan) de Borst

prof. dr. G.J. (Gert Jan) de Borst

Full Professor
prof. dr. G.J. (Gert Jan) de Borst
  • Department of Vascular Surgery



Gert Jan de Borst was born in Utrecht , the Netherlands on December 14th, 1970. Following medical school at the University of Utrecht he obtained his medical degree at the University of Utrecht in 1996 and graduated in September 1999. Subsequently he became a research fellow at the Department of Vascular Surgery of the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht where he participated in a substudy of the Dutch Bypass Oral anticoagulant or aspirin study (BOA trial). In the same period he performed animal experiments on endovascular venous valve transplantation.

In 2001 he started his residency in general surgery at the department of Surgery (Prof dr IHM Borel Rinkes). Between January 2007 and December 2009 he did a fellowship in Vascular Surgery  (Prof dr FL Moll). Within this timeframe he finished his PhD on carotid artery revascularization in August 2007.

Since april 2009 he works as a vascular surgeon at the department of Vascular Surgery of the UMC Utrecht. He is actively involved in the training of surgical residents (co-supervisor) and training of vascular fellows (supervisor). His area of main clinical and research interest is cerebrovascular pathology. As a result, most of his research activities focus on carotid artery revascularization. In February 2015 he had 161 Pubmed registered publications, and in may 2015 he will be co-promotor for the eighth PhD student defending her thesis. 

Besides, he is the director of the vascular animal experimental laboratory in Utrecht. He is associate editor of the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, and editor of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy and Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. Furthermore, he is regular reviewer for the most relevant journals in his field of expertise (JAMA, Stroke, Journal of Neurology, Journal of Vascular Surgery, etc). Since 2012 he is secretary of the Dutch Association of Vascular Surgeons.

He is married with three kids and lives in Bilthoven, the Netherlands.

Side Activities

2014 - present                         Editorial board Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
2012 - present                         Associate editor European Journal Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
2011 - present                         Editorial Board International Journal of Angiology
2009 - present                         Editorial Board Journal of Endovascular Therapy
2009 - 2013                            Editorial Board Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Heelkunde
2008                                       Director of Cerebrovascular Surgical Programme UMC Utrecht
2008                                       Director of Animal Vascular Research programme

Fellowship and Awards

NVVG-MSD prijs 2013

FP 7 Health Grant

Research Output (502)

The accumulation of erythrocytes quantified and visualized by Glycophorin C in carotid atherosclerotic plaque reflects intraplaque hemorrhage and pre-procedural neurological symptoms

Mekke Joost M, Sakkers Tim R, Verwer Maarten C, van den Dungen Noortje A M, Song Yipei, Miller Clint L, Finn Aloke V, Pasterkamp Gerard, Mokry Michal, den Ruijter Hester M, Vink Aryan, de Kleijn Dominique P V, de Borst Gert J, Haitjema Saskia, van der Laan Sander W Dec 2023, In: Scientific Reports. 13 15 p.

Detection rates of asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis and atrial fibrillation by selective screening of patients without cardiovascular disease

Poorthuis Michiel H F, Sherliker Paul, de Borst Gert J, Clack Rachel, Lewington Sarah, Clarke Robert, Bulbulia Richard, Halliday Alison 15 Nov 2023, In: International Journal of Cardiology. 391 8 p.

Human Plaque Myofibroblasts to Study Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis

Buono Michele F, Benavente Ernest Diez, Slenders Lotte, Methorst Daisey, Tessels Daniëlle, Mili Eloi, Finger Roxy, Kapteijn Daniek, Daniels Mark, van den Dungen Noortje A M, Calis Jorg J A, Mol Barend M, de Borst Gert J, de Kleijn Dominique P V, Pasterkamp Gerard, den Ruijter Hester M, Mokry Michal 27 Oct 2023, In: Journal of the American Heart Association. 12

Long-Term Stroke Risk in Patients With New Ischemic Brain Lesions on MRI After Carotid Revascularization

Donners Simone J A, Rots Marjolijn L, Toorop Raechel J, van der Lugt Aad, Bonati Leo H, de Borst Gert J 1 Oct 2023, In: Stroke. 54 , p. 2562-2568 7 p.

Severe selection bias in deemed venous thoracic outlet syndrome-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis research

Schropp Ludo, Westerink Jan, Nijkeuter Mathilde, van Hattum Eline S, Petri Bart-Jeroen, de Borst Gert J Sep 2023, In: Journal of Vascular Surgery. 78 , p. 841-842 2 p.

Female Gene Networks Are Expressed in Myofibroblast-Like Smooth Muscle Cells in Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaques

Benavente Ernest Diez, Karnewar Santosh, Buono Michele, Mili Eloi, Hartman Robin J G, Kapteijn Daniek, Slenders Lotte, Daniels Mark, Aherrahrou Redouane, Reinberger Tobias, Mol Barend M, de Borst Gert J, de Kleijn Dominique P V, Prange Koen H M, Depuydt Marie A C, de Winther Menno P J, Kuiper Johan, Björkegren Johan L M, Erdmann Jeanette, Civelek Mete, Mokry Michal, Owens Gary K, Pasterkamp Gerard, den Ruijter Hester M 17 Aug 2023, In: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 43 , p. 1836-1850 15 p.

The Dutch chronic lower limb-threatening ischemia registry (THRILLER):A study protocol for popliteal and infrapopliteal endovascular interventions

Nugteren Michael J, Hazenberg , Akkersdijk George P, Bakker Olaf J, Dinkelman Maarten K, Fioole Bram, van den Heuvel Daniel A F, Heyligers Jan M M, Hinnen Jan-Willem, Pierie Maurice, Schouten Olaf, Schreve Michiel A, Verhoeven Bart A N, de Borst Gert J, Ünlü Çağdaş 20 Jul 2023, In: PLoS ONE. 18 , p. 1-10 10 p.

X chromosome inactivation skewing is common in advanced carotid atherosclerotic lesions in females and predicts secondary peripheral artery events

Buono Michele F, Benavente Ernest Diez, Daniels Mark, Mol Barend M, Mekke Joost M, de Borst Gert J, de Kleijn Dominique P V, van der Laan Sander W, Pasterkamp Gerard, Onland-Moret Charlotte, Mokry Michal, den Ruijter Hester M 5 Jul 2023, In: Biology of Sex Differences. 14 12 p.

Temporal Trends and Determinants of Stroke Risk in Patients With Medically Treated Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Poorthuis Michiel H F, Solomon Yoel, Herings Reinier A R, Visseren Frank L J, Kappelle L Jaap, Bots Michiel L, Rissanen Ina, de Borst Gert J 1 Jul 2023, In: Stroke. 54 , p. 1735-1749 15 p.

Editor's Choice - Sex Related Differences in Indication and Procedural Outcomes of Carotid interventions in VASCUNET

Venermo Maarit, Mani Kevin, Boyle Jonathan R, Eldrup Nikolaj, Setacci Carlo, Jonsson Magnus, Menyhei Gabor, Beiles Barry, Lattmann Thomas, Cassar Kevin, Altreuther Martin, Thomson Ian, Settembre Nicla, Laxdal Elin, Behrendt Christian-Alexander, deBorst Gert J Jul 2023, In: European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery. 66 , p. 7-14 8 p.

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