McMaster University

McMaster University

Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Ijdo Kleinlugtenbelt

Published: January 10, 2014
Dr. Brown

Dr. IJdo Kleinlugtenbelt is a visiting orthopaedic surgeon from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He completed his medical training at Eramus University in Rotterdam, and completed his residency as an orthopedic surgeon at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis (OLVG) hospital in December 2013.

Through the advice of his resident director, Dr. Rudolf Poolman, Dr. Kleinlugtenbelt moved to McMaster University to complete his PhD. His primary research focuses on distal radius fractures by exploring the reliability of classification systems when using an additional CT scans, and determining whether the use of CT scans are of added value in clinical practice.

His secondary research focuses on the use of consensus-based standards for the selection of health measurement instruments (COSMIN) criteria in determining the quality of existing patient reported outcome measurements (PROMs)in treatment of patients with distal radius fractures.

In his personal time, Dr. Kleinlugtenbelt enjoys spending his time with his wife and two young sons, Bram and Gijs. As a former member of the Dutch National Rowing team, Dr. Kleinlugtenbelt understands the importance of daily physical activity. He enjoys playing a multitude of sports includingcycling and speed skating.


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