Barend Mees

Assistant Professor

Dr Barend Mees studied medicine at LUMC in Leiden and completed his training as General and Vascular Surgeon at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. He subsequently spent almost three years in Melbourne, Australia, to further specialise in Endovascular Surgery. Since May 2014 he has been a consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon in the Department of Vascular Surgery at Maastricht UMC+ and UniKlinik Aachen, Germany. His clinical area of interest is the (endovascular) treatment of (complex) aortic disease and peripheral arterial disease. He is the research coordinator of the Department of Vascular Surgery and has obtained a PhD in Vascular Biology from Erasmus MC, INSERM (U689, Paris) and Max-Planck Institute (Bad Nauheim, Germany).

His main research focus areas are vascular biology, tissue engineering and innovative endovascular techniques. He is member of the leadership of the Cardiovascular Moonshot of RegMedXB and member of the management team of the InScite XS-GRAFT project. He is the inventor of the MAZE Box, a novel hands-on simulator for Endovascular Surgery and tutor for Vascular International. Dr Mees has been examiner of the UEMS FEBVS examination since 2017. He is organiser of the I-MEET congress and co-director of the European Vascular Course.

Department of Vascular Surgery
P. Debeyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
T:+31(0)43 387 74 78

  • 2024
    • Simons, J., Mees, B., MacLaren, G., Fraser, J. F., Zaaqoq, A. M., Cho, S.-M., Patel, B. M., Brodie, D., Belohlávek, J., Belliato, M., Jung, J.-S., Salazar, L., Meani, P., Mariani, S., Di Mauro, M., Yannopoulos, D., Broman, L. M., Chen, Y.-S., Riera, J., ... Lorusso, R. (2024). Evolution of distal limb perfusion management in adult peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with femoral artery cannulation. Perfusion, 39(1_suppl), 23S-38S.
    • Hatzl, J., van Basten Batenburg, M., Yeung, K. K., Fioole, B., Verhoeven, E., Lauwers, G., Kölbel, T., Wever, J. J., Scheinert, D., Van den Eynde, W., Rouhani, G., Mees, B. M. E., Vermassen, F., Schelzig, H., Böckler, D., Cuypers, P. W. M., & Zephyr study group collaborators (2024). Clinical Performance of the Low Profile Zenith Alpha Abdominal Endovascular Graft: 2 Year Results from the ZEPHYR Registry. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Advance online publication.
    • Tinelli, G., D'Oria, M., Sica, S., Mani, K., Rancic, Z., Resh, T. A., Beccia, F., Azizzadeh, A., Da Volta Ferreira, M. M., Gargiulo, M., Lepidi, S., Tshomba, Y., Oderich, G. S., Haulon, S., SLIM F-U EVAR Collaborative Study Group, & Mees, B. (2024). The Sac Evolution Imaging Follow-Up after EVAR: an international expert opinion-based Delphi consensus study. Journal of Vascular Surgery. Advance online publication.
    • Konings, T. J. A. J., Delhaas, T., & Mees, B. M. E. (2024). Re: "Thoracic Stent Graft Numerical Models to Virtually Simulate Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Advance online publication.
    • Lu, C., Donners, M. M. P. C., de Baaij, J. B. J., Jin, H., Otten, J. J. T., Manca, M., van Zonneveld, A. J., Jukema, J. W., Kraaijeveld, A., Kuiper, J., Pasterkamp, G., Mees, B., Sluimer, J. C., Cavill, R., Karel, J. M. H., Goossens, P., & Biessen, E. A. L. (2024). Identification of a gene network driving the attenuated response to lipopolysaccharide of monocytes from hypertensive coronary artery disease patients. Frontiers in Immunology, 15.
    • Davies, H., Safdar, N. Z., Yi Kwan, J., Jain, K., Sciberras, P., Hurlow, A., Po Tam, S. K., Coughlin, P., Mees, B. M. E., & Scott, D. J. A. (2024). End of Life Care for Unplanned Vascular Admissions. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 99, 280-289.
    • Mees, B. M. E., & Shalhoub, J. (2024). Vascular Radiation Safety Education: Don't Stay Passive but Go Massive. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, (5). Advance online publication.
    • Ünlü, Ç., Deloose, K., & Mees, B. (2024). Guidewire Selection and Techniques in Peripheral Arterial Interventions. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Advance online publication.
    • Nordanstig, J., Behrendt, C.-A., Baumgartner, I., Belch, J., Back, M., Fitridge, R., Hinchliffe, R., Lejay, A., Mills, J. L., Rother, U., Sigvant, B., Spanos, K., Szeberin, Z., van de Water, W., ESVS Guideline Committee, & Mees, B. (2024). Editor's Choice - European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) 2024 Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Asymptomatic Lower Limb Peripheral Arterial Disease and Intermittent Claudication. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 67(1), 9-96. Advance online publication.
    • Zomer, B., Ruiter, M. S., Dekker, F. W., Goertz, E. G. D., de Haan, M. W., Hemmelder, M. H. H., Hiligsmann, M. J. C., Konijn, W. S., van Loon, M. M., Maessen, J. M. C., Mees, B. M. E., Rotmans, J. I., Schurink, G. W. H., Vleugels, M. J. JPJ., & Snoeijs, M. G. J. (2024). FLOW: Flow dysfunction of hemodialysis vascular access. Journal of vascular access.