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

  • 2016
  • 2015
    • Mees, B. M. E., Peppelenbosch, A. G., De Haan, M. W., Jacobs, M. J. H. M., & Schurink, G. W. H. (2015). Contemporary management of the demanding infrarenal neck in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 56(2), 239-247.
    • Frahm-Jensen, G., Newton, P. R., Drummond, K. J., Wagner, T. P., & Mees, B. M. E. (2015). Intracardiac migration and knotting of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 22(4), 771-773. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2014.10.020
    • Schurink, G. W. H., Peppelenbosch, A. G., Mees, B. M. E., De Haan, M. W., & Jacobs, M. J. H. M. (2015). Strategies to prevent spinal cord ischemia in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 56(2), 281-286.
    • Jacobs, M., Mees, B., & Schurink, G. (2015). Endovascular options in the descending thoracic aorta in CTD. Endovascular Today.
    • Peppelenbosch, A. G., van Laanen, J., Cornelis, T., de Graaf, R., Mees, B., & Tordoir, J. (2015). Revision techniques for failed PD catheters: outcome in a University Hospital. Journal of vascular access, 16, S93-S95. https://doi.org/10.5301/jva.5000374
    • Preece, P., Mees, B., Norris, B., Christie, M., Wagner, T., & Dundee, P. (2015). Surgical management of haemorrhaging renal angiomyolipoma in pregnancy. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 7, 89-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.01.004
  • 2014
    • Mees, B. M. E., Robinson, D. R., Fell, G., & Chan, A. T. W. (2014). Radial Artery Bypass Graft Is a Feasible and Durable Conduit for Challenging Infrainguinal Revascularization: 17 Years of Melbourne Experience. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 48(1), 80-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2014.03.016
    • Mees, B., & Hoeks, S. (2014). Type II endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair (Br J Surg 2013; 100: 1262-1270). British Journal of Surgery, 101(3). https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.9424
    • Mees, B., Robinson, D., Fell, G., & Chu, P. (2014). Symptomatic free-floating carotid thrombus extending to the skull base. Neurology: Clinical Practice.