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

  • 2020
    • Mees, B. M. E. (2020). European Collaborations on Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: "We Want More!". European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(6), 853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.09.005
    • da Cunha, G. P., Lemmens, C. C., & Mees, B. M. E. (2020). Chimney Endovascular Aneurysm Repair from Below. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(5), 780-780. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.08.019
    • Yazar, O., Mees, B. M. E., Provoost, A-L., Ketting, S., de Haan, M. W., & Schurink, G. W. H. (2020). Comparing Mobile C-Arm with a Hybrid Operating Room for Imaging in Fenestrated Stent-Graft Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 68, 261-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2020.04.002
    • Heuts, S., Sprooten, R. T. M., Heines, S. J. H., & Mees, B. M. E. (2020). Mechanical ventilation variability due to tracheal compression in a patient with a mycotic descending aortic aneurysm: an inverse correlation with blood pressure. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 58(4), 864-866. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezaa126
    • Sawo, P., Moufarrej, A., Sloff, M., Snoeijs, M. G., Delhaas, T., Tordoir, J. H. M., & Mees, B. M. E. (2020). The Effect of Geometric Graft Modification on Arteriovenous Graft Patency in Haemodialysis Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(4), 568-577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.06.023
    • Furmanik, M., Chatrou, M., van Gorp, R., Akbulut, A., Willems, B., Schmidt, H., van Eys, G., Bochaton-Piallat, M-L., Proudfoot, D., Biessen, E., Hedin, U., Perisic, L., Mees, B., Shanahan, C., Reutelingsperger, C., & Schurgers, L. (2020). Reactive Oxygen-Forming Nox5 Links Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching and Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Vascular Calcification. Circulation Research, 127(7), 911-927. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.119.316159
    • Wubbeke, L. F., Conings, J. Z. M., Elshof, J-W., Scheltinga, M. R., Daemen, J-W. H. C., Jacobs, M. J., & Mees, B. M. (2020). Outcome of rectus femoris muscle flaps for groin coverage after vascular surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 72(3), 1050-1057.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2019.11.031
    • Kremers, B., Wubbeke, L., Mees, B., ten Cate, H., Spronk, H., & ten Cate-Hoek, A. (2020). Plasma Biomarkers to Predict Cardiovascular Outcome in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 40(9), 2018-2032. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.314774
    • Mees, B. M. E., Wubbeke, L. F., & Daemen, J. W. H. C. (2020). Re "Gentamicin Containing Collagen Implants and Groin Wound Infections in Vascular Surgery: A Prospective Randomised Controlled Multicentre Trial". European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(2), 318-319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.04.023
    • De Boer, S. W., Heinen, S. G. H., Goudeketting, S. R., De Haan, M. W., Mees, B. M., Van Den Heuvel, D. A. F., & De Vries, J-P. P. M. (2020). Novel diagnostic and imaging techniques in endovascular iliac artery procedures. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy, 18(7), 395-404. https://doi.org/10.1080/14779072.2020.1780916