Prof.dr. Nardo van der Meer MBA

Prof.dr. Nardo van der Meer MBA

Full Professor
Expert areas: Health & Education (Health Care Management)


Nardo van der Meer is a licensed physician and the CEO of the Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This, 600 beds large, non-academic teaching hospital, founded in 1843, employs over 4000 people and has a turnover of 490 million euro.

He is a full professor at TIAS/Tilburg University and particularly interested in complex systems, conflict theory and negotiations. Together with a team of healthcare and teaching professionals he developed and coordinates several teaching programs for healthcare professionals helping them to lead in their own institutions and change their organizations.

Until recently (2020) he was a practicing cardiac anesthesiologist-intensivist and chair of the department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine of the Amphia Hospital Breda and Oosterhout, the Netherlands.

Dr. van der Meer started his career at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam where he joined the faculty in 2001. In 2004 he took on the role of director ICU at the Amphia Hospital and successfully oversaw the merger of 4 individual ICUs into one ICU organization of 38 beds. He earned an international master’s degree in business administration from the Erasmus school of management Rotterdam in 2009. Since then, he has served in several administrative roles of increasing responsibility, including chair of the board for medical affairs of the Amphia Hospital, interim director of the ICU of the Maasstad Hospital in Rotterdam and member of the supervisory board of the Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede.

He was the founding editor in chief of A&I, a well-known CME journal for anesthesiologists and intensivists in the Netherlands. He also held a position in the editorial board of the British Journal of Anesthesiology Education. He is a (co)author of more than 80 book chapters and peer reviewed scientific publications in leading medical journals. Currently, he oversees several scientific (Ph.D.) and educational projects in cooperation with other leading institutions like Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, Technical University Eindhoven, Amphia Hospital Breda and Dartmouth College/Tuck Business school US.

Dr. van der Meer is active in several community and professional organizations, volunteering time as member of the medical team in a Lourdes pilgrimage organization.


  • van der Voort, P., van der Meer, N., & Minkman, M. (Reds.) (2023). Zorg voor transitie: Naar passend leiden, organiseren en waarderen in de gezondheidszorg. Boom.
  • Verhees, V., Koets, J., Labout, J.A.M., & van der Meer, B.J.M. (2023). Cost awareness among Dutch medical professionals in the intensive care unit. Intensive Care Medicine49, 251–253.
  • Foppen, W., Claassen, Y., Falck, D., & van der Meer, B.J.M. (2023). Trauma patient volume and the quality of care: A scoping review. Journal of Clinical Medicine12(16), 5317.
  • Kreeftenberg, H.G., de Bie, A.J.R., Aarts, J.T., Bindels, A.J.G.H., van der Meer, B.J.M., & van der Voort, P.H.J. (2022). Advanced practice providers as leaders of a rapid response team: A prospective cohort study. Healthcare10(11), 2122.
  • van Beek-Peeters, J.J.A.M., van den Ende, Z., Faes, M.C., de Vos, A.J.B.M., van Geldorp, M.W.A., Van den Branden, B.J.L., van der Meer, B.J.M., & Minkman, M.M.N. (2022). Decision making in treatment of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis: A survey study in Dutch heart centres. Netherlands Heart Journal30, 423-428.
  • Schluep, M., Endeman, H., Gravesteijn, B.Y., Kuijs, C., Blans, M.J., van den Bogaard, B., Koopman-van Gemert, A.W.M.M., Hukshorn, C.J., van der Meer, B.J.M., Knook, A.H.M., van Melsen, T., Peters, R., Simons, K.S., Spijkers, G., Vermeijden, J.W., Wils, E.-J., Stolker, R.J., & Hoeks, S.E. (2022). In-depth assessment of health-related quality of life after in-hospital cardiac arrest. Journal of Critical Care, 68, 22-30.
  • Hazen, Y.J.J.M., Noordzij, P.G., Gerritse, B.M., Scohy, T.V., Houterman, S., Bramer, S., Berendsen, R.R., Bouwman, R.A., Eberl, S., Haenen, J.S.E., Hofland, J., ter Horst, M., Kingma, M.F., van Klarenbosch, J., Klok, T., de Korte, M.P.J., van der Maaten, J.M.A.A., Spanjersberg, A.J., Wietsma, N.E., van der Meer, B.J. M., & Rettig, T.C.D. (2022). Preoperative anaemia and outcome after elective cardiac surgery: A Dutch national registry analysis. British Journal of Anaesthesia128(4), 636–643.
  • van Beek-Peeters, J.J.A.M., van der Meer, J.B.L., Faes, M.C., de Vos, A.J.B.M., van Geldorp, M.W.A., Van den Branden, B.J.L., Pel-Littel, R.E., van der Meer, B.J.M., & Minkman, M.M.N. (2021). Professionals' views on shared decision-making in severe aortic stenosis. Heart108(7), 558-564.
  • Hendriks, V.J.J., Faes, M.C., van der Meer, J.B.L., Janse, E.S., van der Meer, B.J.M., & van der Linden, C.M.J. (2022). Shared decision-making in advance care planning among hospitalized older COVID-19 patients: A multicenter, retrospective cohort study. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 34, 3165–3169.
  • Buitinck, S., Jansen, R., Bosman, R.J., van der Meer, B.J.M., & van der Voort, P.H.J. (2022). Eradication of resistant and susceptible aerobic gram-negative bacteria from the digestive tract in critically ill patients: An observational cohort study. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, 779805.
  • Fleuren, L.M., de Bruin, D.P., Tonutti, M. et al. (2021). Large-scale ICU data sharing for global collaboration: The first 1633 critically ill COVID-19 patients in the Dutch Data Warehouse. Intensive Care Medicine47, 478–481.
  • Fleuren, L.M., Tonutti, M., de Bruin, D.P., Lalisang, R.C.A., Dam, T.A., Gommers, D., Cremer, O.L., Bosman, R.J., Vonk, S.J.J., Fornasa, M., Machado, T., van der Meer, B.J.M., Rigter, S., Wils, E.J., Frenzel, T., Dongelmans, D.A., de Jong, R., Peters, M., Kamps, M.J.A., . . . Thoral, P.J. (2021). Risk factors for adverse outcomes during mechanical ventilation of 1152 COVID-19 patients: A multicenter machine learning study with highly granular data from the Dutch Data Warehouse. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental, 9(1), 32.
  • Goedhart, A.L.M., Gerritse, B.M., Rettig, T.C.D., van Geldorp, M.W.A., Bramer, S., van der Meer, B.J.M., Boonman-de Winter, L.J., & Scohy, T.V. (2020). A 0.6-protamine/heparin ratio in cardiac surgery is associated with decreased transfusion of blood products. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery31(3), 391–397.
  • Roijers, J.P., Spillenaar Bilgen, R., Hopmans, C.J., Mulder, P.G., Buimer, M.G., Ho, G.H., de Groot, H.G., Veen, E.J., Besselink-Lobanova, A., van der Meer, B.J.M., & van der Laan, L. (2020). Abdominal aortic aneurysm patients remain at risk for delirium on the surgical ward after intensive care unit dismissal. Minerva Anestesiologica, 86(9), 930-938.
  • Klok, F.A., Kruip, M.J.H.A., van der Meer, B.J.M., Arbous, M.S., Gommers, D., Kant, K.M., Kaptein, F.H.J., van Paassen, J., Stals, M.A.M., Huisman, M.V., & Endeman, H. (2020). Confirmation of the high cumulative incidence of thrombotic complications in critically ill ICU patients with COVID-19: An updated analysis. Thrombosis research191, 148–150.