Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen



Contact Information for physicians and patients


Particular rare liver disease expertise of the centre

The department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology holds a strong interest in the diagnosis and therapy of rare and hereditary liver diseases. It has initiated and coordinated patient-related research into liver diseases, in particular hereditary polycystic liver disease as well as autoimmune hepatitis. The knowledge that is gained serves to better to inform patients and physicians as well as to improve the quality of life of patients. The centre participates in the board of the Dutch Association for Hepatology and in national (HepNed) and international (ERN Rare Liver) research networks

ERN Representatives

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    Joost P.H Drenth

    Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, head of department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

    Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands

  • René van Aerts

ERN Team and Contact


Centre information

Radboud university medical center (umc) specializes in patient care, scientific research, teaching and training in Nijmegen. Our mission is to have a significant impact on health care. We aim to be pioneers in shaping the health care of the future. Our activities help to improve healthcare and consequently the health of individuals and of society. We believe we can achieve that by providing excellent quality, participatory and personalized healthcare, operational excellence and by working together in sustainable networks. The University hospital is one of the 7 umc’s in The Netherlands and has 10000 employees and provides education to 3500 students and >400000 consultations to patients yearly.