Johannes (Hans) M.A. Daniels

Title: MD, PhD
Position: Thoracic Oncologist and Director of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology
Organization: vUMC
Country: Netherlands

Hans Daniels studied Medicine from 1995 until 2001 at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He was subsequently trained in Respiratory Medicine at the Alkmaar Medical Center and Amsterdam UMC. In 2009 he became a pulmonologist and in 2010 he earned his doctorate degree at the University of Amsterdam with his thesis “Diagnosis, Mechanisms and Treatment of Acute Exacerbations of COPD”. Subsequently he specialized in thoracic oncology and interventional pulmonology. He is currently thoracic oncologist and director of bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology at the Amsterdam UMC. The department of Pulmonary Diseases of the Amsterdam UMC (head: prof Anton Vonk Noordegraaf) is a tertiary referral center for lung cancer, interventional pulmonology, asthma, interstitial lung disease, infectious respiratory disease and pulmonary hypertension. Hans has 15 years of experience as an all-round interventional pulmonologist, performing a wide range of procedures such as flexible bronchoscopy, EBUS, rigid bronchoscopy, diathermy, laser, cryotherapy/-biopsy, stenting and thoracoscopy. He is course director at the School of Respirology, that organizes courses about interventional pulmonology and airway management. He is a member of several medical societies such as the European Respiratory Society, the European Association for Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology and the Dutch Respiratory Society. From 2018 until 2023 he has chaired the organizing committee of the annual congress of the Dutch Respiratory Society. He has been involved in several guideline committees and he chaired the guideline for Pleural Diseases of the Dutch Respiratory Society. His current research areas include diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, navigation bronchoscopy, bronchoscopic treatment of central airway tumors such as bronchial carcinoid, tracheobronchial amyloidosis, tracheal stenosis and airway stenting. He has co-supervised several PhD students on projects ranging from interventional pulmonology to lung cancer surgery to primary ciliary dyskinesia.