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Dr. Wille

Curriculum Vitae

Name:  Frank Wille
Date of birth:  May 1st, 1963

Formal Education:
1975 – 1981  High school (A-level)   Amstelveen
1981 – 1982  Royal Netherlands Naval College      Den Helder
1982 – 1989  Medical school (Artsexamen)  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1995 – 2001  Postgraduate training Anesthesiology University Hospital Utrecht, Certificate ATLS, APLS, SAVER 
2000 - 2001   Fellowship Pain Medicine University Hospital Utrecht     

1990                Senior house officer general surgery West Wales General Hospital, Carmarthen, Wales
1990 – 1991  Medical Officer Surgery  Kennemer Gasthuis Haarlem
1992 – 1993  Medical Officer Cardiology Kennemer Gasthuis Haarlem
1993 – 1995  Medical Officer Cardio-pulmonary Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Surgery Amsterdam
1995 – 2001  Resident Anesthesiology  Anesthesiology department University Hospital Utrecht
2001 – Present  Anesthesiologist – Pain Specialist Diakonessenhuis Utrecht and Zeist

Memberships and positions:

Member NVA (Dutch Society of Anesthesiologists)
Member IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain)
Chair NVA Chapter Pain Medicine
Member general board NVA
Medical manager department of Pain Medicine Diakonessenhuis
Medical advisor Janssen-Cilag, Pfizer, Smith & Nephew, Medtronic


1993 -1995 Research on treatment of liver injury  Free University of Amsterdam
1996 -1997 Co-investigator in research on bladder function after spinal anesthesia (University Hospital Utrecht)
1998-2001 two clinical trials on paravertebral blockade (University Hospital Utrecht)
2002 – 2005: Co-investigator multi center RCT Nucleoplasty vs placebo.
2002 – Present: Principal Investigator several contract research pharmacological trials
2003 – Present: Principal Investigator multi center trial on Spinal Endoscopy
2005 – 2008: Principal Investigator on case-series trial Targeted Disc Decompession
2007 – Present: Pricipal investigator several neuromodulation trials


Surgical treatment of liver injury with an absorbable mesh: an experimental study. Bakker FC, Wille F, Patka P, Haarman HJ. J Trauma. 1995 Jun;38(6):891-4.

Paravertebral blockade in major breast surgery: potential benefits in a combined technique. F. Wille, M.A.M.B. Terheggen, A. Kerst, Tr.I. Ionescu, J.T.A. Knape. BJA
vol. 82 suppl. 1, 1999; 104

The efficacy of thoracic paravertebral blockade for minor breast surgery. M.A.M.B. Terheggen,  F. Wille, I.H.M. Borel  Rinkes, T.I. Ionescu,  and J.T.A. Knape. BJA vol. 82 suppl. 1, 1999; 104

Paravertebral blockade for minor breast surgery. Michel A. Terheggen, MD, Frank Wille, MD, Inne H. Borel Rinkes, MD, PhD, Trian I. Ionescu, MD, PhD and Johannes T. Knape, MD, PhD. Anesth Analg. 2002 Feb;94(2):355-9.

Effect of chronic nonmalignant pain on highway driving performance. Pain.2006 May;122(1-2):28-35. Veldhuijzen DS, van Wijck AJ, Wille F, Verster JC, Kenemans JL, Kalkman CJ, Olivier B, Volkerts ER.