David Krijgh, MD

After graduating as medical doctor in 2012, he worked at the department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at St. Antonius. In 2013 he started his plastic surgeon training at the UMC Utrecht and St. Antonius and in 2018 he passed the EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery) exam. He gained experience in the field of Plastic Surgery when visiting Dr. Hofer in Toronto, Dr. Safa van the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco and further experience in the field of microsurgical reconstructions of the hand when visiting Dr. F. del Pinal in Spain.

At the beginning of 2020 he completed his training as a plastic surgeon and joined the staff of the UMC Utrecht. From July 2021 to July 2022, he super-specialized in Microsurgical Reconstructions and Lymphatic Surgery as a Reconstructive Microsurgical Surgery Fellow at the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

In addition to his clinical activities and retrospective research, he set up a multicenter randomized controlled trial (The Dangle study) in the field of microsurgical lower leg reconstructions as part of his PhD trajectory. Within this study, the postoperative treatment, time of operation after the accident, infections and the quality of life within this patient group are examined. Besides this, he also work on research collaborations with various American institutes.