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

  • 2021
    • van der Beelen, S. H. E., Agten, S. M., Suylen, D. P. L., Wichapong, K., Hrdinova, J., Mees, B. M. E., Spronk, H. M. H., & Hackeng, T. M. (2021). Letter: In response to a recent letter by Prior et al.Thrombosis Research, 207, 66-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2021.06.017
    • Smeets, R. R., Demir, D., van Laanen, J., Schurink, G. W. H., & Mees, B. M. E. (2021). Use of covered stent grafts as treatment of traumatic venous injury to the inferior vena cava and iliac veins: A systematic review. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 9(6), 1577-+. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2021.03.008
    • Jin, H., Mees, B., Biessen, E. A., & Sluimer, J. C. (2021). Transcriptional Sex Dimorphism in Human Atherosclerosis Relates to Plaque Type. Circulation Research. https://doi.org/10.1161/circresaha.121.320099
    • Rogers, R. T., Lemmens, C., Farazdaghi, A., Cirillo-Penn, N. C., Mees, B., Tenorio, E. R., Schurink, G. W. H., De Martino, R., Oderich, G. S., & Mendes, B. C. (2021). Fenestrated/Branched Endovascular Aortic Repair Using Unilateral Femoral Access in Patients With Unilateral Iliac Occlusive Disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 74(3), E138-E138.
    • Zoethout, A. C., Ketting, S., Zeebregts, C. J., Apostolou, D., Mees, B. M. E., Berg, P., El Beyrouti, H., De Vries, J-P. P. M., Torella, F., Migliari, M., Silingardi, R., & Reijnen, M. M. P. J. (2021). An International, Multicenter Retrospective Observational Study to Assess Technical Success and Clinical Outcomes of Patients Treated with an Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing Device for Type III Endoleak. Journal of Endovascular Therapy, [15266028211031933]. https://doi.org/10.1177/15266028211031933
    • Jaminon, A. M. G., Akbulut, A. C., Rapp, N., Kramann, R., Biessen, E. A. L., Temmerman, L., Mees, B., Brandenburg, V., Dzhanaev, R., Jahnen-Dechent, W., Floege, J., Uitto, J., Reutelingsperger, C. P., & Schurgers, L. J. (2021). Development of the BioHybrid Assay: Combining Primary Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Blood to Measure Vascular Calcification Propensity. Cells, 10(8), [2097]. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells10082097
    • Demir, D., Smeets, R., Schurink, G. W. H., & Mees, B. M. E. (2021). Use of thoracic stent grafts to control major iliac vein bleeding. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 9(4), 1058-1061. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2020.09.012
    • Jin, H., Goossens, P., Juhasz, P., Eijgelaar, W-J., Manca, M., Karel, J., Smirnov, E., Sikkink, C. J. J. M., Mees, B., Waring, O., van Kuijk, K., Fazzi, G., Gijbels, M., Kutmon, M., Evelo, C., Hedin, U., Daemen, M. J., Sluimer, J., Matic, L. P., & Biessen, E. (2021). Integrative multiomics analysis of human atherosclerosis reveals a serum response factor-driven network associated with intraplaque hemorrhage. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 11(6), [e458]. https://doi.org/10.1002/ctm2.458
    • van Kuijk, K., Demandt, J. A. F., Perales-Patón, J., Theelen, T. L., Kuppe, C., Marsch, E., de Bruijn, J., Jin, H., Gijbels, M. J., Matic, L., Mees, B. M. E., Reutelingsperger, C. P. M., Hedin, U., Biessen, E. A. L., Carmeliet, P., Baker, A. H., Kramann, R. K., Schurgers, L. J., Saez-Rodriguez, J., & Sluimer, J. C. (2021). Deficiency of myeloid PHD proteins aggravates atherogenesis via macrophage apoptosis and paracrine fibrotic signalling. Cardiovascular Research. https://doi.org/10.1093/cvr/cvab152
    • Mees, B. M. E. (2021). Off the Shelf Fenestrated Stent Grafts: "Mind The Gap?". European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 61(4), 559-559. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2021.02.010