Prof. Jan van Zundert

İs anesthesiologist and chair of the Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL), Genk/Lanaken, Belgium. He is also Professor Pain Medicine at the Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
He obtained the doctoral degree in Medicine (MD) in 1990 at the KU Leuven, Belgium and completed a 5 years’ residency in anesthesiology and reanimation at the University hospital Antwerp (UZA). Additional specialization in pain medicine at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 1995.

He obtained in 2015 his PhD at the Maastricht University with the thesis: “The use of pulsed radiofrequency in the treatment of chronic pain”. He also followed a postgraduate training in Health Policy and Management at the Catholic University of Leuven and wrote a thesis on “The treatment of (chronic) low back pain in a multidisciplinary pain center: effects and costs”. He also completed a postgraduate training in Health Law and Health Ethics at the University of Antwerp and wrote a thesis on “The scope and enforceability of practice guidelines”
He authored more than 150 publications in PubMed indexed journals. He was (co)author of 42 book chapters. His Hirsh factor is 31. He holds functions in the editorial board of several jour-nals and is the past editor of the Dutch and English version of the guidelines “Evidence based interventional pain medicine according to clinical diagnoses”.
His research interests focus on clinical and translational research in interventional pain medi-cine. He is member of several national and international associations for anesthesiology and pain medicine.