Jos Maessen


Prof. Jos Maessen joined a young Maastricht University community in 1978 and stayed there after graduation in Medicine, obtaining his PhD, and being trained as a cardiothoracic surgeon, to become professor and chief of the Department of Cardiothoracic surgery as well as Principal Investigator in CARIM in 2005. From a rather non-academic clinical department, his group turned into an important clinical partner for basic scientists within CARIM initiating and supporting many translational research projects. Apart from delivering the best possible care his team is convinced that this approach is the best and shortest way to innovate the cardiac surgical profession. Crossing borders leads to new opportunities. Surgeons and electrophysiologists developed hybrid treatment modalities for AF treatment with better results and new research opportunities. Similarly, in reconstructive surgery of the aorta and mitral valve, combining treatment with virtual reality, modeling and experimental imaging, outcome improved and the results raised new hypotheses for basis research.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
Room number: 3.C2.023
T: +31(0)43 387 11 25

  • 2020
    • Londero, F., Parise, O., Grossi, W., Morelli, A., Masullo, G., Bartoletti, M., Tetta, C., Livi, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). The Role of Obesity in Early and Long-Term Outcomes after Surgical Excision of Lung Oligometastases from Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(11), [3566].
    • Daemen, J. H. T., Loonen, T. G. J., Coorens, N. A., Maessen, J. G., Maal, T. J. J., Hulsewe, K. W. E., Vissers, Y. L. J., & de Loos, E. R. (2020). Photographic documentation and severity quantification of pectus excavatum through three-dimensional optical surface imaging. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 43(4), 190-197.
    • Daemen, J. H. T., de Loos, E. R., Vissers, Y. L. J., Bakens, M. J. A. M., Maessen, J. G., & Hulsewe, K. W. E. (2020). Intercostal nerve cryoablation versus thoracic epidural for postoperative analgesia following pectus excavatum repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 31(4), 486-498.
    • Londero, F., Grossi, W., Parise, O., Cinel, J., Parise, G., Masullo, G., Tetta, C., Micali, L. R., Mauro, E., Morelli, A., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). The Impact of Preoperative Inflammatory Markers on the Prognosis of Patients Undergoing Surgical Resection of Pulmonary Oligometastases. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(10), [3378].
    • Daemen, J. H. T., van den Broek, R. A. M., Lozekoot, P. W. J., Maessen, J. G., Hulsewe, K. W. E., Vissers, Y. L. J., & de Loos, E. R. (2020). The learning curve of video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy for staging of non-small-cell lung carcinoma. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 31(4), 527-535.
    • Fina, D., Matteucci, M., Jiritano, F., Meani, P., Lo Coco, V., Kowalewski, M., Maessen, J., Guazzi, M., Ballotta, A., Ranucci, M., & Lorusso, R. (2020). Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation without therapeutic anticoagulation in adults: A systematic review of the current literature. International Journal of Artificial Organs, 43(9), 570-578.
    • Ganushchak, Y. M., Korver, E. P. J., & Maessen, J. G. (2020). Is there a "safe" suction pressure in the venous line of extracorporeal circulation system?Perfusion, 35(6), 521-528. [0267659120936453].
    • Mariani, S., Napp, L. C., Lo Coco, V., Delnoij, T. S. R., Luermans, J. G. L. M., ter Bekke, R. M. A., Timmermans, C., Li, T., Dogan, G., Schmitto, J. D., Maessen, J., Maesen, B., & Lorusso, R. (2020). Mechanical circulatory support for life -threatening arrhythmia: A systematic review. International Journal of Cardiology, 308, 42-49.
    • Heuts, S., Adriaans, B. P., Rylski, B., Mihl, C., Bekkers, S. C. A. M., Olsthoorn, J. R., Natour, E., Bouman, H., Berezowski, M., Kosiorowska, K., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Maessen, J. G., Wildberger, J., Schalla, S., & Nia, P. S. (2020). Evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of maximal aortic diameter, length and volume for prediction of aortic dissection. Heart, 106(12), 892-897.
    • Matteucci, M., Kowalewski, M., Fina, D., Jiritano, F., Meani, P., Raffa, G. M., Aldobayyan, I., Beghi, C., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2020). Extracorporeal life support for phaeochromocytoma-induced cardiogenic shock: a systematic review. Perfusion, 35, 20-28.