Organizing Committee Member
Eize WJ Wielinga
ACIBADEM International Medical Center
I was born in Rotterdam in 1954, followed my training as a physician in Leiden and then I followed my training as an ENT specialist in Nijmegen. After my education I spent 7 years as a staff member at the university hospital St Radboud and from 1997 onwards I worked in the Alrijne hospital in Leiderdorp. My first years there I have combined with a part-time appointment at the VU as a trainer in Ophthalmology. The latter stopped in 2000, allowing time to become a medical commentator at Business News Radio in addition to my work as an ENT specialist. The pleasure I derive from this is mainly due to the explanation of medical issues in language that everyone understands. I also try to do the same in my daily work as an ENT doctor, but there is an increasing lack of time for this. At ACIBADEM International Medical Center, that time is there: the patient is central and therefore gets all the time and space. A valuable addition to my work as an ENT doctor is the position of SCEN doctor, first in the South Holland North region and for some time in Amsterdam.