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University Medical Center Groningen

prof. dr. P.M.N. (Paul) Werker

Professor of Plastic Surgery
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Professor Werker studied Medicine at Utrecht (NL), Aberdeen (UK) and Harrow (UK) and graduated in 1987. He thereafter fulfilled his compulsory Military Service at the MilitaryHospital in Utrecht and finished his duty as Captain. He completed a PhD on free flap preservation in 1992 and trained at the University Hospital of Utrecht to become a plastic surgeon in 1996. He was Fellow in reconstructive microsurgery in Louisville, KY, USA, before returning to UMC Utrecht as an Assistant Professor. In 1999 he became an attending plastic surgeon at Isala Clinics in Zwolle (NL) and moved to Groningen (NL) in 2006, where he is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery of the University Medical Center Groningen.

Paul Werker is a diplomate of European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) and the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH). He is a member of the Dutch Society for Plastic Surgery, the Dutch Society for Hand Surgery, the Dutch Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH), The American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS). He is reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) and the Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 

Paul Werker is (co-) author of over 130 peer reviewed journal papers, twelve book chapters, co-editor of two conference proceeding books on Dupuytren's Disease and Related Hyperproliferative Disorders and has won the Esser-prize for his work on the foreskin free flap in 2000. His clinical areas of interest are Dupuytren’s Disease, reconstructive surgery of facial palsy. Dupuytren’s Disease is his most important research line at the University Medical Center Groningen

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