Professor J.L.H. Ruud BOSCH, is born and raised in the Netherlands and received his MD degree from the University of Utrecht in 1977. He completed his urology residency training at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In 1987-1988 he was a fellow at the department of urology, University of California at San Francisco, USA. Following this, he joined the staff of the department of urology at Erasmus University Hospital in Rotterdam and introduced Sacral Neuromodulation in the Netherlands as early as 1989. He did his PhD thesis on "Epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects of benign prostatic hyperplasia" and is a fellow of the European Board of Urology since 1992.
In 2004 he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the department of Urology at the University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is a member of several international societies such as the European Association
of Urology, the Academy of Academic European Urologists, the American Urological Association, the International Continence Society and the Societé International d' Urologie.
In 2007 he was the Meeting Chairman of the International Continence Society Annual Meeting, held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is the Past-President of the Dutch Urological Association and the Chairman of the Continence Foundation of the Netherlands.
In January 2018 he retired from clinical work at the UMC Utrecht but continues to mentor several PhD students. He is now mainly committed to train young urologists in lower urinary tract reconstructive surgery. He has a part-time appointment in the Franciscus-Vlietland Teaching Hospital in Rotterdam, is a visiting urologist in Erasmus MC, Rotterdam and in Tergooi Hospital, Blaricum-Hilversum. He gives 6-monthly workshops in Urethral stricture surgery and Neuro-Urology in Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Moshi, Tanzania, which has a an active urology residency training program for Eastern Africa. He is a faculty member of the European School of Urology.
He authored more than 300 scientific papers and book chapters on various urologic topics. For his research he received several prizes such as the Lapides prize for Neurourology and Urodynamics Research (AUA) and the Dantec-Medtronic prize of the International Continence Society (2x). His main interests are functional and reconstructive urologic surgery, neurourology, epidemiology of urological diseases and BPH.