People Robert Takes


prof. dr. Robert Takes
BIG-number: 59024198801

About Robert Takes

Robert Takes received his medical degree from the Free University of Amsterdam. This was followed by a clinical and research period in the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek/Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. He completed the training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2000 at the Leiden University Medical Center in which year he also finished his PhD thesis on regional metastasis in head and neck cancer. In 2001 he moved to Nijmegen and started his 2-year fellowship in head and neck surgery in the Radboud University Medical Center and observerships in Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson and Toronto.

In Nijmegen he is professor in Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Oncology, leads the multidisciplinary Head and Neck Oncology Expertise Center in Nijmegen since 2009 and is board member of the medical staff of the Radboud University Medical Center. He has been founding member and chairman of the Dutch Head and Neck Society research group for 10 years and is currently president of the Dutch Head and Neck Society. He is co-founder of the Dutch Head and Neck Audit Quality Registry and Steering Committee member of the Netherlands Quality of Life and Biomedical Cohort Study in Head and Neck Cancer (NET-QUBIC) Consortium which builds a prospective quality of life and biobanking head and neck cancer database. He is member of the board of directors of the Head and Neck Cancer Inter Group (HNCIG) and co-founder and secretary of the International Head and Neck Scientific Group (IHNSG).

His research focus is on quality of care, lymph node metastasis and resection margins and he has (co)authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters on head and neck cancer.


  • KNO-arts/hoofd-hals chirurg/hoogleraar hoofd-halsoncologie

Research position

  • full professor