Henk Reesink MD, PhD

Henk Reesink is Associate Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After receiving his medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam The Netherlands, Dr. Reesink specialised in immuno-hematology and transfusion medicine at the Central Laboratory of The Netherlands Blood Transfusion Service, which is affiliated with the University of Amsterdam. He subsequently received his training in internal medicine at the Wilhelmina Gasthuis, of the University of Amsterdam and also received a PhD degree at this institution. Dr. Reesink was the director of the Blood Bank in Amsterdam for almost 30 years and worked as general internist at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis for more than 25 years. He has been working exclusively for the Academic Medical Center as internist/ hepatologist with special focus on viral hepatitis research since 2004. Dr. Reesinkā€™s interest in research used to be focussed on blood borne infectious diseases and the prevention of transfusion transmitted infectious agents, as well as the improvement of the quality and safety of blood components for clinical practise. Over the last 10 years his research interest is mainly in the early development and evaluation of new medicines for the treatment and cure of chronic hepatitis B and C patients.