MAAS Jacques

  • Gynaecologist, sub-specialist in reproductive medicine, and principal tutor for residents, Máxima Medical Center, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Jacques Maas studied medicine in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Thereafter he commenced research in endometriosis and wrote his thesis ‘Invasion and angiogenesis in endometriosis; experimental studies in the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane ’.

In 2007, he was registered as a gynaecologist and sub-specialist in reproductive medicine. For several years he worked at the endometriosis expertise centre of the department  of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Maastricht University Medical Centre.

Since 2011 he has worked at the woman, mother and child centre of the Máxima Medical Centre of Veldhoven. It was in this hospital that he got the opportunity to establish a multidisciplinary team for endometriosis care. Other aspects of his clinical work include endoscopic surgery, benign gynaecology, reproductive medicine, psychosomatics, and sexual medicine. His research interests focus on these aspects as well. In the field of endometriosis the main research topics are currently treatment of endometrioma, shared decision making, and pain. Jacques serves as a reviewer for national and international journals including the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Fertility and Sterility, and Human Reproduction.

Dr Maas is a co-founder of the Academy of Psychosomatics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and co-founder and president of the SIG Endometriosis of the Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is a member of the advisory board of the Dutch Endometriosis Society, and recently a member of the Endometriosis Guideline Group of ESHRE.

Jacques Maas became a WES Ambassador in 2018