Marja Boermeester, MD, PhD, is Professor of Surgery and Clinical Epidemiologist at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands. She is an international expert on abdominal infections including diverticulitis, surgical head of the intestinal failure team, a member of the Amsterdam Research Board and one of the principal investigators at Amsterdam UMC. She participated as Chair in the Dutch national guideline on acute diverticulitis. She has published more than 280 articles related to surgical abdominal diseases.
Anna (Nanette) van Geloven, MD, PhD, is a gastrointestinal surgeon working at Tergooi, a teaching hospital in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Hermien Schreurs, MD, PhD, is a lung and gastrointestinal surgeon working at Northwest Hospital Group, a teaching hospital in Alkmaar and Den Helder, the Netherlands. Nanette and Hermien both have more than 15 years clinical experience in the field of diverticulitis and are responsible for the training of surgical residents and treat patients with diverticulitis on a daily basis. They also guide young MDs and stimulate research and participation in clinical trials in teaching hospitals. In the Netherlands, most patients with acute diverticulitis are treated in nonacademic hospitals, which makes both of their hospitals very experienced in (research) topics, such as acute diverticulitis.
Simone Rottier is an MD with 2 years’ clinical experience. She is currently finishing her PhD fellowship, which focuses on the aetiology and treatment of diverticulosis, diverticulitis and abdominal infection.