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Jan Willem Kallewaard


Dr Jan Willem Kallewaard, MD, PhD, FIPP did his anesthesiology training at the Academic Hospital in Utrecht (UMCU) (1993-1998). During his residency, he was member of the residents’ board and member of the board of the NVA.

In 1998 he obtained the registration as Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician. Since his registration he worked as anesthesiologist in the Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem .
He obtained a scientific affiliation with the University Medical Center Maastricht. He obtained the certificate of Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice in 2011 as winner of the Hassenbush price. Since 2017 he also practices pain medicine at the University Medical Center Amsterdam. Since 2018 he is head of the Pain department in the AMC. Since 2005 he is member of the board of the Professional Interest Committee (Beroeps Belangen Commissie) of the NVA. He was Vice president of the NVA between 2008 and 2010 and was president of the NVA from 2011 to 2014.

Dr Kallewaard was president of the pain section of the NVA in the period 2014-2018 and still acts as vice president. He was member of the sounding board group of the MinT study: Dutch cost effectiveness study of the effects of RF treatment for a specific low back pain. He participates in the sounding board group neuromodulation with Zorginstituut Nederland (ZIN) and in the project implementing PROMS, practice variation, quality outcome measures in pain and neuromodulation in the Netherlands.

He stimulated the update of the practice guidelines on Evidence-based interventional pain medicine. At this moment studies are running for discogenic low back pain, neuropathic knee pain, VR and multiple studies on neuromodulation.
Dr Kallewaard frequently conducts epiduroscopy trainings and cadaver workshops for Neuromodulation and the World Institute of Pain. He is also a  demanded speaker on discography, epiduroscopy and neuromodulation.
Jan Willem finished his PhD on Diagnosis and minimal invasive treatments for discogenic low back pain in November 2019.