Wim van Zwam


• Medical study, MD (Free University, Amsterdam) 1989
• Tropical Medicine (Dutch Tropical Institute, Amsterdam) 1992
• Radiology (Maastricht University Medical Centre) 2002
• International Diplome in Neurovascular Diseases, MSc (Université Paris XI) 2004
Positions and Employment
• Resident Tropical Medicine (Surgery – Gynaecology) 1989 – 1992
Slotervaart General Hospital, Amsterdam
• Tropical Doctor, Medecins Sans Frontieres 1992 – 1994
Somalië, Laos, Sri Lanka
• Resident Radiology, MUMC+, Maastricht 1995 – 2002
• Interventional Radiology, Leuven, Belgium 2002
• Neuro-interventional Radiology, Tilburg 2002
• Neuro-interventional Radiology, Essen, Germany 2003
• Interventional Radiology, MUMC+, Maastricht 2003
Thesis, PhD: 2013
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: Imaging strategies and cost-effectiveness aspects in diagnostic work-up and post-therapeutic follow-up.
• PI of MACCA study (Magnetic resonance Angiography with Contrast in patients with Cerebra Aneurysms). Funding: 300k Euro from Profileringsfonds azM. 2006-2010 
• Co-PI, member of executive committee and imaging committee of the MRCLEAN trial (Multicenter Randomized Clinical trial of Endovascular treatment of Acute ischemic stroke in the Netherlands). 2010 - 2015
Funding: 800k Euro from Dutch Heart Foundaton; 500k Euro from unrestricted grants. 
Professional memberships: NVvR, NGIR, NNG, NVF, ESR, CIRSE, ESMINT, WFITN
Chair of Stroke Task Force, CIRSE
Board member of ESMINT
Member executive committee European Board of NeuroInterventions (EBNI)

PI of MRCLEAN_Late (MRCLEAN - patients arriving between 6 – 24 hrs after symptom onset), study under CONTRAST umbrella.
Co-PI, member of executive committee and imaging committee of CONTRAST (COnsortium for New Treatments in Acute Stroke).
Funding: 4000k Euro from Dutch Heart Foundaton; 4000k Euro from unrestricted grants. 200k Euro from Dutch Brain Council. 272k Euro from ZonMW
Member of executive committee MRCLEAN NoIV.

Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
T: +31(0)43 387 69 09

  • 2023
    • Pinckaers, F. M. E., Robbe, M. M. Q., Olthuis, S. G. H., Boogaarts, H. D., van Zwam, W. H., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., & Postma, A. A. (2023). Prognostic Implications of Intracranial Haemorrhage on Dual-Energy CT Immediately Following Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Journal of Neuroradiology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurad.2023.11.003
    • Barlinn, K., Langezaal, L. C. M., Dippel, D. W. J., Van, W. H., Roessler, M., Roos, Y. B. W. E. M., Emmer, B. J., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., Gerber, J. C., Yoo, A. J., Pontes-Neto, O. M., Mazighi, M., Audebert, H. J., Michel, P., Schonewille, W. J., Puetz, V., & BASICS Study Group (2023). Early Intubation in Endovascular Therapy for Basilar Artery Occlusion: A Post Hoc Analysis of the BASICS Trial. Stroke, 54(11), 2745-2754. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.043669
    • Vos, E. M., Kappelhof, M., den Hartog, S. J., Coutinho, J. M., Emmer, B. J., Roozenbeek, B., van Zwam, W. H., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., van der Worp, H. B., Uyttenboogaart, M., van Es, A. C. G. M., Majoie, C. B. L. M., Dippel, D. W. J., Peeters-Scholte, C. M. P. C. D., van den Wijngaard, I. R., & MR CLEAN Registry Investigators (2023). Endovascular treatment of patients with stroke caused by anterior cerebral artery occlusions. Acta neurologica Belgica. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13760-023-02395-8
    • Dippel, D. W. J., Majoie, C. B. L. M., & van Zwam, W. H. (2023). Acute endovasculaire trombectomie bij herseninfarct. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 167, Article D7733. https://www.ntvg.nl/artikelen/acute-endovasculaire-trombectomie-bij-herseninfarct
    • van Linschoten, R. C. A., Amini, M., van Leeuwen, N., Eijkenaar, F., den Hartog, S. J., Nederkoorn, P. J., Hofmeijer, J., Emmer, B. J., Postma, A. A., van Zwam, W., Roozenbeek, B., Dippel, D., Lingsma, H. F., & MR CLEAN Registry Investigators (2023). Handling missing values in the analysis of between-hospital differences in ordinal and dichotomous outcomes: a simulation study. BMJ Quality and Safety. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2023-016387
    • van Voorst, H., Hoving, J. W., Koopman, M. S., Daems, J. D., Peerlings, D., Buskens, E., Lingsma, H. F., Beenen, L. F. M., de Jong, H. W. A. M., Berkhemer, O. A., van Zwam, W. H., Roos, Y. B. W. E. M., van Walderveen, M. A. A., van den Wijngaard, I., Dippel, D. W. J., Yoo, A. J., Campbell, B. C. V., Kunz, W. G., Emmer, B. J., ... MR CLEAN Registry Investigators (2023). Cost-effectiveness of CT perfusion for the detection of large vessel occlusion acute ischemic stroke followed by endovascular treatment: a model-based health economic evaluation study. European Radiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-023-10119-y
    • Huijberts, I., Pinckaers, F. M. E., van Zwam, W. H., Boogaarts, H. D., van Oostenbrugge, R. J., & Postma, A. A. (2023). Cerebral Arterial Air Emboli on Immediate Post-Endovascular Treatment CT are Associated with Poor Short- and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients. Journal of Neuroradiology, 50(5), 530-536. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurad.2023.06.001
    • Hellebrekers, V. J. W., van Walsum, T., Smal, I., Cornelissen, S. A. P., van Zwam, W. H., Van der Lugt, A., Van der Sluijs, M., & Su, R. (2023). Automated image registration of cerebral digital subtraction angiography. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11548-023-02999-8
    • Terreros, N. A., Renon, S., Zucchelli, F., Bridio, S., Matas, J. F. R., Dubini, G., Konduri, P. R., Koopman, M. S., Zwam, W. H. V., Yo, L. S. F., Lo, R. H., Marquering, H. A., van Bavel, E., Majoie, C. B. L. M., Migliavacca, F., & Luraghi, G. (2023). Microcatheter tracking in thrombectomy procedures: A finite-element simulation study. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 234, Article 107515. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2023.107515
    • van den Berg, L. A., Berkhemer, O., Fransen, P. S. S., Beumer, D., Majoie, C. B. L., Dippel, D. W. J., van der Lugt, A. J., van Oostenbrugge, R. H., van Zwam, W. B., Roos, Y., Dijkgraaf, M. G. W., & MR CLEAN Investigators (2023). Budget impact of endovascular treatment for acute ischaemic stroke patients in the Netherlands for 2015-2021. Netherlands Heart Journal, 31(6), 254-259. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-023-01788-x