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Researcher

F. (Fred) van der Toorn, MD

Principal investigator Dutch Hypospadias Study

  • Department
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Focus area
  • Pediatric Urology
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About

Introduction

Fred van der Toorn his clinical and research focus areas are pediatric laparoscopic renal surgery and hypospadias surgery. He received the Vlietstra Prize of the Dutch Urological Association for his research in complication reduction after hypospadias surgery. In 2008 he designed and started in collaboration with the Dutch pediatric urologists the multicenter ”Dutch Hypospadias Study” with the main aim to measure and possibly improve the outcomes of hypospadias surgery in The Netherlands. The publication of the validation study introducing the HOPE (Hypospadias Objective Penile Evaluation)-score is one of the most highly cited publications in the Journal of Pediatric Urology.

Field(s) of expertise

  • Hypospadias surgery.
  • Laparoscopic renal surgery.
  • General pediatric urological surgery.

Education and career

In 2004/2005 Fred van der Toorn passed his fellowship Pediatric Urology at Erasmus MC ­ Sophia Children’s Hospital and became a Pediatric Urology staff member in 2006.

Publications

Laparoscopic transperitoneal pyeloplasty in children from age of 3 years: our clinical outcomes compared with open surgery.
Fred van der Toorn 1, Joop van den Hoek, Katja P Wolffenbuttel, Jeroen R Scheepe. (2013). J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Apr;9(2):161-8.

Introducing the HOPE (Hypospadias Objective Penile Evaluation)-score: a validation study of an objective scoring system for evaluating penile appearance in hypospadias patients.
Fred van der Toorn 1, Tom P V M de Jong, Robert P E de Gier, Piet R H Callewaert, Eric H J R van der Horst, Martijn G Steffens, Piet Hoebeke, Rien J M Nijman, Nicol C Bush, Katja P Wolffenbuttel, Marleen M C van den Heijkant, Jan-Willem van Capelle, Mark Wildhagen, Reinier Timman, Jan J V van Busschbach. (2013). J Pediatr Urol. 2013 Dec;9(6 Pt B):1006-16.

Laparoscopische pyelumplastiek bij kinderen vanaf 3 jaar: onze nieuwe standaardbehandeling.
van der Toorn F, van den Hoek J, Wolffenbuttel KP, Scheepe JR. (2011). Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Urologie 2011.

Perinatale torsio testis: nieuwe inzichten en beleidsadvies.
F van der Toorn, HJR van der Horst, RPE de Gier, TPVM de Jong, JM Nijman, KP Wolffenbuttel. (2009). October 2009 Tijdschrift voor kindergeneeskunde 77(5):187-191.

De Nederlandse Hypospadie Studie: een visie op kwaliteitsmeting.
F. van der Toorn. (2015). Tijdschrift voor Urologie volume 5, pages23–26 (2015).

Nederlandse Hypospadie Studie: opzet en eerste resultaten.
F. van der Toorn, T.P.V.M. de Jong, R.P.E. de Gier, P.R.H. Callewaert, M.G. Steffens, H.J.R. van der Horst, J.M. Nijman,M.F. Wildhagen, J. van den Hoek. (2013). Tijdschrift voor Urologie maart 2013 - nr. 2.

Scholarships, grants, and awards

Vlietstra Prize of the Dutch Urological Association for his research in complication reduction after hypospadias surgery.