Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam



Contact Information for physicians and patients

Email adress: Levertumoren(at) and c.zandijk(at) 
Mrs. N. Tintel and Mrs. J. Franken and assistant Mrs. C. Zandijk

Particular rare liver disease expertise of the centre

  • Vascular liver diseases (VLD): – Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) – Non-cirrhotic acute and chronic portal vein thrombosis (PVT) – Extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (ehpvo) in cirrhosis – Veno occlusive disease (VOD) – Idiopathic non cirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) – Drug induced liver injury and vascular liver disease – Ischemic cholangiopathy – Congenital portosystemic shunts – Pregnancy and vascular liver diseases – Fontan related liver disease
  • Pregnancy induced liver diseases: – HELLP-syndrome – Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) – Intrahepatic c – cholestasis of pregnancy
  • Management of Vascular Liver Diseases – Management and treatments for VLD – Percutaneous liver biopsy – Transjugular liver biopsy – Direct transhepatic venography – Anticoagulation therapy in patients at risk for gastrointenstinal bleeding related to portal hypertension – Percutaneous angioplasty and stenting – Liver transplantation
  • Dutch network compentence for: – Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC, formerly Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) – Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) – Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) – Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Liver Disease – Wilson’s Disease

ERN Representatives

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    Prof. dr. Jan N.M. IJzermans

    Head of the division HPB/Transplantsurgery

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    Dr. Willy Visser

    Obstetric Physician

ERN Team and Contact

  • Dr. S. Darwish Murad (s. darwishmurad(at)
  • Dr. A.J.P. van der Meer (a.vandermeer(at)
  • Prof. dr. J.N.M. IJzermans (j.ijzermans(at)
  • Dr. D. Sprengers (d.sprengers(at)
  • Dr. W. Visser (willy.visser(at)
  • Dr. K. Verdonk (k.verdonk(at)
  • Dr. J.M.J. Cornette (j.cornette(at)


  • Assistant: Mrs. C. Zandijk (c.zandijk(at)
  • Nurse Coordinator: levertumoren(at)

Centre information

The Erasmus MC Liver Centre harbours one of the leading programs for liverdisease and livertumours within the Netherlands and offers the entire armentarium of diagnostic and treatment modalities. Patientcare is organized by multidisciplinary teams on daily/weekly base and joined by hepatologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, and liver-dedicated pathologist, radiologists and medical oncologists. All state of the art techniques may be offered. 
The coordination of MDT-meetings and patientcare is organized by a team of nurse practitioners and a secretarial office ,offering optimal accessibility for patients and physicians. A number of data managers are responsible for the registration and follow up of our patients. 
In hospital care offers single patient rooms with dedicated nurses, dieticians and pre and rehabilitation support. Outpatient follow up may be organized by telemedicine or in close collaboration with local hospitals, if possible and more convenient for patients.
The center of pregnancy induced liver diseases is part of the center of obstetric medicine. The center is specialised in diagnosis, management, after care and follow up of women with preeclampsia, HELLP-syndrome and acute fatty liver of pregnancy. The center is a referral center for women with preeclampsia, HELLP-syndrome and acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Sccientific research is performed on preeclampsia, HELLP-syndrome and acute fatty liver of pregnancy