Michael Jacobs


Prof. Michael Jacobs has obtained his medical doctor degree at the University of Limburg, Maastricht. His PhD research focussed on microcirculation in patients with peripheral arterial disease. Following his surgical residency, he was trained as a cardiovascular surgeon at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, USA. He was appointed chief of vascular surgery at the Amsterdam Medical Center in 1992 and started research programmes concentrating on assessment of spinal cord function in thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair and preventive strategies by means of selective organ perfusion and motor evoked potentials. In 2000, he was invited to Maastricht UMC+ to chair the Department of Surgery and create an integrated heart- and vascular center (HVC). Research addressed pre-operative imaging of the blood supplying arteries of the spinal cord in TAAA patients, and the role of arginine and nitric oxide (NO) metabolism in patients undergoing extensive aortic repair. In 2005, he also accepted the chair of Vascular Surgery at the RWTH University Hospital in Aachen, Germany.

He yearly organises the European Vascular Course, hosting around 2,000 cardiovascular specialists from all over the world.

Department of Vascular Surgery
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht                                                                                                      T: +31(0)43 387 22 79

  • 2020
    • Zechendorf, E., Gombert, A., Bulow, T., Frank, N., Beckers, C., Peine, A., Kotelis, D., Jacobs, M. J., Marx, G., & Martin, L. (2020). The Role of Ribonuclease 1 and Ribonuclease Inhibitor 1 in Acute Kidney Injury after Open and Endovascular Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(10), [3292]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9103292
    • 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
    • Keschenau, P. R., Kaisaris, N., Jalaie, H., Grommes, J., Kotelis, D., Kalder, J., & Jacobs, M. J. (2020). Management strategies for true and dissecting visceral artery aneurysms. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 61(3), 340-346. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0021-9509.19.11036-1
    • Keschenau, P. R., Alkassam, H., Kotelis, D., Jacobs, M. J., & Kalder, J. (2020). Intraoperative contrast-enhanced ultrasound examination for endoleak detection after complex and infrarenal endovascular aortic repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 71(4), 1200-1206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2019.07.060
  • 2019
    • Kalder, J., Gombert, A., Kotelis, D., & Jacobs, M. J. (2019). Feasibility and Twelve-month Patency of a Six-fold Fenestrated Stent Graft for Type IV Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm Repair. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 60, [478.e1-478.e5]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2019.03.004
    • Keschenau, P. R., Simons, N., Klingel, H., Reuter, S., Foldenauer, A. C., Viess, J., Weidener, D., Andruszkow, J., Bluemich, B., Tolba, R., Jacobs, M. J., & Kalder, J. (2019). Perfusion-related changes in intestinal diffusion detected by NMR-MOUSE (R) monitoring in minipigs. Microvascular Research, 125, [103876]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mvr.2019.04.006
    • Jalaie, H., Steitz, J., Afify, M., Barbati, M. E., Hoeft, K., Assar, M. A. M., Hermanns-Sachweh, B., Tolba, R. H., Jacobs, M. J., & Schleimer, K. (2019). In vivo endothelialization and neointimal hyperplasia assessment after angioplasty of sheep carotid artery with a novel polycarbonate polyurethane patch. Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 34(2), 208-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/0885328219849368
    • Kalder, J., Isfort, P., Reinartz, S. D., Gremse, F., Yamoah, G. G., Gesche, V., Kotelis, D., Tolba, R., Jacobs, M. J., & Jalaie, H. (2019). New Large Animal Model for Aortic Aneurysms in the Viscerorenal Segment. Journal of Surgical Research, 240, 156-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2019.02.054
    • Petsophonsakul, P., Furmanik, M., Forsythe, R., Dweck, M., Schurink, G. W., Natour, E., Reutelingsperger, C., Jacobs, M., Mees, B., & Schurgers, L. (2019). Role of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching and Calcification in Aortic Aneurysm Formation Involvement of Vitamin K-Dependent Processes. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 39(7), 1351-1368. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.312787
    • Gombert, A., & Jacobs, M. J. (2019). Great Power Brings Great Responsibility: Some Thoughts About a Promising Approach to Standardised Data Assessment in Registry Studies. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 57(6), 822-822. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2019.03.018