The Supervisory Board of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) has appointed Professor Hans (J.A.) Romijn as chair of the Executive Board, effective 1 December. Moreover, the Board has appointed him as dean of the Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). Romijn succeeds Prof. Marcel Levi in both positions. Since 2010, Hans Romijn (61), internist and endocrinologist, has headed the AMC’s department of Internal Medicine and has been chair of its Internal & External Specialisms division. In the same year, he was also appointed professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
‘Hans Romijn possesses all of the qualities that a good dean should have’, says Geert ten Dam, president of the UvA-AUAS Executive Board. ‘He has an immense passion for science and medicine, a clear vision on the faculty’s teaching and research, and extensive administrative experience inside and outside of the AMC. We are delighted that he will be succeeding Marcel Levi and look forward to working with him.’
Hans Romijn studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained his PhD in 1990. After obtaining his doctorate, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (US) for two years. In 1998 he was appointed professor of Internal Medicine, with a specific focus on Endocrinology, at Leiden University. In 2010 he returned to Amsterdam. Romijn is a productive researcher and the (co)author of more than 540 scientific articles.
In addition to his professorship, the new chair has a number of ancillary positions. For example, he is a member of the Health Council of the Netherlands, editor-in-chief of The European Journal of Endocrinology and a board member of the Amsterdam Children’s Oncology Centre Foundation. Previously, he was chair of the Netherlands Society for Endocrinology, board member of the Netherlands Association of Internal Medicine, member of the NWO’s Vidi Committee and member of the Netherlands Diabetes Fund Scientific Advisory Council.