Department of Surgery

Dirk J. van der Windt, MD, PhD

  • General Surgery Resident (PGY-4 - Tsung Lab)


Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Why I Chose the University of Pittsburgh

The program offers a great mix of academic surgery and community hospital experience. Full support for my academic interests in transplantation research, lots of opportunities to further develop these interests.

Non-Academic Accomplishments

I enjoy spending my time off with my family. I also like to go for a trail run in Frick Park, or for dinner with friends in the good restaurants that Pittsburgh offers.

Education & Training

  • 2006-2011 Erasmus University Rotterdam PhD program, Dept. of Liver and Transplant Surgery. Thesis: ‘Islet Xenotransplantation: Toward a Cure for Diabetes’, PhD, Cum Laude
  • 23th Annual Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • 2005 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA,
  • 2004 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Course
  • 2004 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Diabetes Module of the MPhil in Epidemiology
  • 2003-2005 The Netherlands Institute For Health Sciences (NIHES), Rotterdam, Netherlands, MSc in Clinical Epidemiology
  • 2001-2010 Erasmus University Rotterdam, School of Medicine, Rotterdam, Netherlands , MD
  • 1995-2001 St-Laurenscollege, Rotterdam, Netherlands