Marlies Schijven, MD, PhD, MHSc
Full Professor of Surgery, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Chair on Simulation, Serious Gaming, and Applied Mobile Healthcare, Program Leader of e-Health of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers
Marlies Schijven (born 1969) is a board qualified surgeon and master in health sciences, researching the field of Mobile Healthcare, Simulation and Serious Gaming and surgical innovations in the OR such as wearables and medical data recorder systems. Her clinical work focuses on surgery for GERD, achalasia and upper GI motility disorders. Marlies is appointed both as Principle Educator and Principle Investigator in the Amsterdam UMC, for which she is appointed project owner on the e-health domain considering the electronic patient file. She is the Program Leader of the Amsterdam Digital Health research program within Amsterdam Public Health research institute. She was appointed as the first CMIO (chief medical information officer) to the Dutch Government, and is currently the (supervisory) board member of several institutions and governing organizations including the Meander Medical Center and ZonMW; The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development.
Marlies is internationally recognized as an expert in virtual and augmented reality medical simulation, serious gaming, validation studies and –processes, e-health, app development for healthcare and is actively researching the MedTech domain; guiding several PhD residents. She successfully acquired subsidiaries and grand prizes. She is member of the EAES Technology Committee and Editor of journals among which BMJ Innovations, the Lancet Digital and JMIR Serious Games. Marlies is the Chief Editor of the Sage Journal Simulation and Gaming.
Marlies is very active and visible on Social Media with a noticeable following.