dr. W.A. Keijser MD (Wouter)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Dr. Wouter A. Keijser MD is scholar, practitioner and aficionado in healthcare transformation. Wouter studied medicine at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, and Free University, Amsterdam and received his medical degree in 1997. Since his academic training and after several years of clinical work, he dedicated his professional activities to innovation and change in healthcare. As an entrepreneur, Wouter was engaged in several Dutch and European start-up initiatives. Serving in consulting, management and expert reviewing he participated in various multi- national European Commission funded consortia endeavoring wide-scale implementation of e- health enabled integrated care programs in various regions, in particular focusing on transforming interdisciplinary healthcare for the elderly and (self)management of chronic diseases. Dr Keijser‚Äôs main professional focus is organizational behavior and professionalization in healthcare and the research, development and deployment of related interventions to improve collaborative governance, interdisciplinary teamwork and leadership. A multi-certified coach, interprofessional teamwork facilitator and experienced field-expert in (medical) leadership development, Wouter works within an international network of scholars and practitioners. His academic and consultancy work has resulted in various scientific as well as field-practice contributions on diverse topics. Certified with the University Teaching Qualification Wouter teaches BSc and MSc students in the University of Twente, including those in the Honors Program and Transdisciplinary Master Insert, and supervises (MSc and PhD) research students. In collaboration with several international partner organizations, including University of Twente, Wouter Keijser co-founded the non-governmental organization DIRMI Institute in 2018. Besides these activities, Wouter Keijser is an active policy advisor, board-room consultant and a member of advisory and governance boards to several (healthcare) organizations. Wouter lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands and is the proud father of Paulus, Berend, Bobbie, Lola and Finn. 


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Keijser, W. A., Handgraaf, H. J. M., Isfordink, L. M., Janmaat, V. T., Vergroesen, P. P. A., Verkade, J. M. J. S., Wieringa, S. , & Wilderom, C. P. M. (2019). Development of a national medical leadership competency framework: The Dutch approach. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), [441]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-019-1800-y
Keijser, W. A. (2017). Teamwork, Leadership, and Continuous Improvement. In A. Glaudemans, J. Medema, A. V. Z., R. Dierckx, & K. Ahaus (Eds.), Quality in Nuclear Medicine (pp. 341-349). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33531-5_19
Keijser, W. A. , Wilderom, C. P. M. , Poorthuis, M. B., Tweedie, J., Lees, P., & Dickson, G. (2017). Phases to face in national medical leadership development. Paper presented at 77th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.16102abstract
Bousquet, J., Bewick, M., Cano, A. , & Keijser, W. A. (2017). Building bridges for innovation in ageing: Synergies between Action Groups of the EIP on AHA. Journal of nutrition, health & aging, 21(1), 92-104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-016-0803-1

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