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

  • 2020
    • Mees, B. M. E. (2020). European Collaborations on Thoraco-Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: "We Want More!". European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(6), 853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.09.005
    • da Cunha, G. P., Lemmens, C. C., & Mees, B. M. E. (2020). Chimney Endovascular Aneurysm Repair from Below. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(5), 780-780. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.08.019
    • Yazar, O., Mees, B. M. E., Provoost, A-L., Ketting, S., de Haan, M. W., & Schurink, G. W. H. (2020). Comparing Mobile C-Arm with a Hybrid Operating Room for Imaging in Fenestrated Stent-Graft Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 68, 261-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2020.04.002
    • Heuts, S., Sprooten, R. T. M., Heines, S. J. H., & Mees, B. M. E. (2020). Mechanical ventilation variability due to tracheal compression in a patient with a mycotic descending aortic aneurysm: an inverse correlation with blood pressure. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 58(4), 864-866. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezaa126
    • Sawo, P., Moufarrej, A., Sloff, M., Snoeijs, M. G., Delhaas, T., Tordoir, J. H. M., & Mees, B. M. E. (2020). The Effect of Geometric Graft Modification on Arteriovenous Graft Patency in Haemodialysis Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(4), 568-577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.06.023
    • Furmanik, M., Chatrou, M., van Gorp, R., Akbulut, A., Willems, B., Schmidt, H., van Eys, G., Bochaton-Piallat, M-L., Proudfoot, D., Biessen, E., Hedin, U., Perisic, L., Mees, B., Shanahan, C., Reutelingsperger, C., & Schurgers, L. (2020). Reactive Oxygen-Forming Nox5 Links Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching and Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Vascular Calcification. Circulation Research, 127(7), 911-927. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.119.316159
    • 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
    • Kremers, B., Wubbeke, L., Mees, B., ten Cate, H., Spronk, H., & ten Cate-Hoek, A. (2020). Plasma Biomarkers to Predict Cardiovascular Outcome in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 40(9), 2018-2032. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.314774
    • Mommers, E. H. H., van Kooten, L., Nienhuijs, S. W., Reilingh, T. S. D., Lubbers, T., Mees, B. M. E., Schurink, G. W. H., & Bouvy, N. D. (2020). Can Electric Nose Breath Analysis Identify Abdominal Wall Hernia Recurrence and Aortic Aneurysms? A Proof-of-Concept Study. Surgical Innovation, 27(4), 366-372. [1553350620917898]. https://doi.org/10.1177/1553350620917898
    • Mees, B. M. E., Wubbeke, L. F., & Daemen, J. W. H. C. (2020). Re "Gentamicin Containing Collagen Implants and Groin Wound Infections in Vascular Surgery: A Prospective Randomised Controlled Multicentre Trial". European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 60(2), 318-319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2020.04.023
    • De Boer, S. W., Heinen, S. G. H., Goudeketting, S. R., De Haan, M. W., Mees, B. M., Van Den Heuvel, D. A. F., & De Vries, J-P. P. M. (2020). Novel diagnostic and imaging techniques in endovascular iliac artery procedures. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy, 18(7), 395-404. https://doi.org/10.1080/14779072.2020.1780916
    • Lemmens, C. C., Mees, B. M. E., de Haan, M. W., & Schurink, G. W. H. (2020). Stabilization of a steerable sheath during retrograde access to antegrade-oriented branches in complex endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, 6(2), 288-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2020.03.014
    • Quicken, S., de Bruin, Y., Mees, B., Tordoir, J., Delhaas, T., & Huberts, W. (2020). Computational study on the haemodynamic and mechanical performance of electrospun polyurethane dialysis grafts. Biomechanics and modeling in mechanobiology, 19(2), 713-722. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-019-01242-1
    • Wuebbeke, L. F., Keschenau, P. R., Kotelis, D., Daemen, J. H. C., Jacobs, M. J., & Mees, B. M. E. (2020). Oberschenkelmuskellappen bei inguinalen postoperativen Komplikationen in der Gefäßchirurgie. Der Chirurg, 91(4), 337-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00104-019-01054-0
    • Meertens, M. M., Lemmens, C. C., Oderich, G. S., Schurink, G. W. H., & Mees, B. M. E. (2020). Cerebrovascular Complications After Upper Extremity Access for Complex Aortic Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 43(2), 186-195. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-019-02330-6
    • Quicken, S., Huberts, W., Tordoir, J., van Loon, M., Delhaas, T., & Mees, B. (2020). Computational Modelling Based Recommendation on Optimal Dialysis Needle Positioning and Dialysis Flow in Patients With Arteriovenous Grafts. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 59(2), 288-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2019.08.013
  • 2019
    • Meertens, M. M., de Haan, M. W., Schurink, G. W. H., & Mees, B. M. E. (2019). A Stopped Pilot Study of the ProGlide Closure Device After Transbrachial Endovascular Interventions. Journal of Endovascular Therapy, 26(5), 727-731. [1526602819862775]. https://doi.org/10.1177/1526602819862775
    • 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
    • Meertens, M., Laturnus, J., Ling, A., Atkinson, N., Mees, B., & Wagner, T. (2019). Percutaneous Axillary Artery Access in Complex Endovascular Aortic Repair. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 30(6), 830-835. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2018.12.735
    • Karkkainen, J. M., Pather, K., Tenorio, E. R., Mees, B., & Oderich, G. S. (2019). Should endovascular approach be considered as the first option for thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms?Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 60(3), 298-312. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0021-9509.19.10905-6
    • Kremers, B. M. M., Birocchi, S., van Oerle, R., Zeerleder, S., Spronk, H. M. H., Mees, B. M. E., Luken, B. M., ten Cate, H., & ten Cate-Hoek, A. J. (2019). Searching for a Common Thrombo-Inflammatory Basis in Patients With Deep Vein Thrombosis or Peripheral Artery Disease. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 6, 1-11. [33]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2019.00033
    • Gombert, A., Kirner, L., Ketting, S., Rueckbeil, M., Mees, B., Barbati, M. E., Keschenau, P. R., Kalder, J., Schurink, G. W., Kotelis, D., & Jacobs, M. J. (2019). Editor's Choice - Outcomes After One Stage Versus Two Stage Open Repair of Type II Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 57(3), 340-348. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2018.09.007
  • 2018
    • Meertens, M. M., Ng, E., Loh, S. E. K., Samuel, M., Mees, B. M. E., & Choong, A. M. T. L. (2018). Transradial Approach for Aortoiliac and Femoropopliteal Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Endovascular Therapy, 25(5), 599-607. https://doi.org/10.1177/1526602818792854
    • Keschenau, P. R., Ketting, S., Mees, B., Barbati, M. E., Grommes, J., Gombert, A., Schurink, G. W. H., Kotelis, D., & Jacobs, M. J. (2018). Editor's Choice - Open Thoracic and Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Repair After Prior Endovascular Therapy. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 56(1), 57-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2018.03.015
    • van Laanen, J. H. H., Cornelis, T., Mees, B. M., Litjens, E. J., van Loon, M. M., Tordoir, J. H. M., & Peppelenbosch, A. G. (2018). RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL COMPARING OPEN VERSUS LAPAROSCOPIC PLACEMENT OF A PERITONEAL DIALYSIS CATHETER AND OUTCOMES: THE CAPD I TRIAL. Peritoneal Dialysis International, 38(2), 104-112. https://doi.org/10.3747/pdi.2017.00023
  • 2017
    • Keschenau, P. R., Kotelis, D., Bisschop, J., Barbati, M. E., Grommes, J., Mees, B., Gombert, A., Peppelenbosch, A. G., Schurink, G. W. H., Kalder, J., & Jacobs, M. J. (2017). Editor's Choice - Open Thoracic and Thoraco-abdominal Aortic Repair in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 54(5), 588-596. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejvs.2017.07.026
    • Sailer, A. M., Paulis, L., Vergoossen, L., Kovac, A. O., Wijnhoven, G., Schurink, G. W. H., Mees, B., Das, M., Wildberger, J. E., de Haan, M. W., & Jeukens, C. R. L. P. N. (2017). Real-Time Patient and Staff Radiation Dose Monitoring in IR Practice. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 40(3), 421-429. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00270-016-1526-8
    • Dawes, B., Mees, B., & Chuen, J. (2017). Endovascular repair of a 63-year-old complication: post-traumatic anterior tibial artery arteriovenous fistula. Anz Journal of Surgery, 87(7-8), E52-E53. https://doi.org/10.1111/ans.12968
  • 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.