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Dr John PFA Heesakkers
Maastricht University Medical Centre

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John Heesakkers

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Qualifications:PhD Staff Member Chairman of Department/Section Professor
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John PFA Heesakkers; MBA, MD, PhD

E-mail : john.heesakkers@mumc.nl

John Heesakkers studied Medicine at the Radboud University of Nijmegen and Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management. He started his training in Urology in 1993 at the University Hospital Maastricht. In 1997 he successfully defended his thesis titled: ‘Dynamic Urinary Graciloplasty’ at the University of Maastricht. From 2000 to 2020 he was a full time staff urologist at the Department of Urology of the Radboud UMC and consultant at the Rehabilitation Clinic St Maarten in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He headed the Unit of Functional Urology and Neurourology. Since 2020 he is the chairman of the Department of Urology of the Maastricht UMC, the Netherlands. From 2007 till 2022 he chaired the Society of Functional and Reconstructive Urology, a body of the Dutch Association of Urology. John Heesakkers is an active member of the AUA, EAU, ICS and SUFU. Since 2019 het is the Treasurer of the ICS. He is a faculty member of the European School of Urology and of the Scientific Congres Office. He is the Secretary General of the Association of Academic European Urologists. He is the author of 200 peer-reviewed papers, book-chapters and books on urological topics.

Dr John PFA Heesakkers declared on the Wednesday 12th January 2022 that they had the following existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations:


  • Trial participation


  • Consultant
  • Speaker Honorarium
  • Trial participation


  • Speaker Honorarium
  • Fellowship, travel grants


  • Consultant
  • Research grant


  • Speaker Honorarium

Pierre Fabre Medicament

  • Consultant
  • Speaker Honorarium

Ixaltis / Kuste Biopharma

  • Consultant

Boston Scientific

  • Consultant
  • Trial participation