Peter van der Voort is Academic Director of the Executive Master Health Administration (MHA) and professor Health Care at TIAS since 2013. He is educated as a physician at VU medical center and as internist-intensivist at AMC and OLVG. He has a master degree on epidemiology since 2006. He is professor of Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Groningen. Until September 2023 Peter van der Voort was head of the department of intensive care medicine for adults at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). He previously led the intensive care unit of the Medical Center Leeuwarden and OLVG hospital where he was head of the intensive care medicine trainees and teachers for 10 years. From these experiences he has widespread skills in working and managing the intramural curative care. He was director of Stichting Venticare
and was involved in the development of telemedicine. He participated in and led many committees concerning quality of care and organization of care. From his work as an intensivist and his broad vision on health care, Peter van der Voort has gained the conviction that organization, management and leadership are equally important for the quality of care as the direct medical care at the bedside. He was also senator for the democratic party D66 responsible for healthcare issues which gave him the opportunity to strive for a common policy on patient level, organization level and national political level to gain improvements in care delivery and management of health care. From this vision he supports and teaches participants of the MHA and he performs research within TIAS Health cluster.