Dr. Bart van Wagensveld, MD, PhD (1969) obtained his MD (1995) and
PhD (1998) from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From
1998 to 2003 he was trained as a general surgeon at the Academic Medical
Centre in Amsterdam and specialised in Gastro-Intestinal and Laparoscopic
The following year a fellowship Pancreato-Biliary Surgery was done in
At the end of 2004, he was appointed consultant surgeon and head of the
surgical department at the Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam, one
of the largest teaching hospitals in the Netherlands.
He established a full Laparoscopic Gastro-Intestinal and Bariatric
programme (IFSO certified), performing and teaching thousands of
advanced laparoscopic surgeries. He also served as president of the Dutch
Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (2014-2017) and currently at King’s College Hospital, Dubai
In September 2017, he moved with his family to The United Arab Emirates
to initiate the international expansion of QURO (Dutch Obesity Clinic) –
fully integrated multidisciplinary lifestyle programme – as Chief Medical
Officer, consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric surgeon and trainer.
Currently, he is co-chairman of the Communication Committee and
member of the Data Protection Committee of the International Federation
for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), member of the
editorial board of Obesity Surgery (Springer) and published over 90 peer
reviewed articles and 2 book chapters. He organised several national and
international conferences and presented and served as moderator at many
national and international conferences.