Celebrating Kees Huibregtse

Celebrating Kees Huibregtse

Marion and I were so sorry to hear that Kees Huibregtse passed recently.

This photo encapsulates his infectious good nature

My GI/medical readers will be well aware of Kees’ illustrious career in Amsterdam. He was one of the pioneers in the early days of flexible endoscopy and a consumate generous teacher. Endoscopists, especially “ERCPists”, flocked to learn from him from all over world. They left much better equipped to help their patients at home, but also knowing that they had gained a long-time friend. He was a very popular speaker and demonstrator at National and International conferences, and we all enjoyed many happy social events with him and Anne Marie.

Kees can be particularly proud that his daughter, Inge, has stepped into his shoes as an advanced endoscopist in Amsterdam.

For those who want to know more, I am attaching an interview with Kees that I conducted for the Cook company to celebrate the 40th anniversary of therapeutic ERCP (sphincterotomy). You will need to scroll past other pioneers to reach him

Thank you Kees, you were and will remain a role model for us all