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M. (Max) Reijman PhD


As head of clinical research of our department and associate professor I am responsible for the ongoing of the research projects in all facets. I’m supervising several Phd students. Together with our research management team we are responsible for the research strategy of the department. 

Fields of expertise

I have extensive experience as project leader and supervisor of several large multi-center RCTs, large cohort studies, diagnostic studies and systematic reviews. Together with mine clinical colleagues we successfully supervised several nationwide cost-effectiveness studies, which were prioritized on the scientific agenda of the Dutch Orthopaedic Association (NOV). 

Education and career 

  • MsC Health Science (Musculoskeletal Science) and epidemiology, University of Maastricht, March 2001 
  • PhD Erasmus MC, December 2004, title of thesis “Determinants of progression of hip osteoarthritis”, supervisors: prof.dr. J.M.W. Hazes, prof.dr. B.W. Koes, dr. S.M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra.
  • Department of Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine since: 
    • Post-doc function: November 2004 - December 2008
    • Associate professor: December 2008 – August 2020
    • Assistant professor: August 2020
    • Head of clinical Research

Other positions 

  • I am actively involved in Consortium Orthopedic REsearch (CORE)