Frank J.P.M. Huygen, MD PhD Professor

Frank Huygen is working as an anesthesiologist pain specialist in the University Hospital Erasmusmc in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is head of the center of pain medicine, a multidisciplinary pain clinic specialized in acute, chronic benign and oncologic pain and palliative care. In 2009 he is appointed as full Professor in Anesthesiology especially Pain Medicine. In 2020, he is also part-time appointed as full Professor in Pain Medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht. In 2007 he graduated as fellow of interventional pain practice (World Institute of Pain). He is especially interested in the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). In 2004, he received a PhD on writing a thesis entitled “Neuroimmune alterations in the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”. He is principal investigator in several research lines especially focusing on CRPS and neuromodulation. He is member of the Board of Directors of the International Research Consortium for CRPS (40 collaborating research sites worldwide). Since 2004 he supervised and finished successfully 5 PhD co-promotor ships and 19 promotor ships. He authored over more than 200 peer reviewed articles (H index 47) and chapters in books and journals. He is member of the editorial boards of the journal of Pain Practice and the journal of Neuromodulation. Frank Huygen has a basic qualification for education (BKO April 2020). He is involved in the education of students at the faculty of Medicine at Erasmusmc and the UMC Utrecht and the faculty of Clinical Technology at the Technical University of Delft. He participates in the training of anesthesia residents and fellows in Pain Medicine. Frank Huygen is chair of the Education Committee of the European Pain Federation (EFIC) from 2020 till 2023.In 2019 he chaired the scientific committee of the 11th EFIC World congress of pain in Valencia. He is member of the scientific committees of the 12th EFIC World congress of pain in Dublin 2022, the 15th INS World congress of pain in Barcelona and the IASP 2022 World congress of pain in Toronto. In 2011 he received the IASP research international collaboration grant. In January 2016 he received an honorary fellowship in the faculty of pain medicine in the college of anesthetists of Ireland. Frank Huygen is member of the scientific advisory boards of the patient association in the Netherlands (Patiëntvereniging CRPS) and the United States (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association). In January 2013 he is appointed as member professional for Anesthesiology Pain medicine at the Dutch central disciplinary tribunal for healthcare in The Hague.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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