Giesen, Paul

Giesen , Paul
Dr  Paul  Giesen 

Assistant Professor

Healthcare improvement science


Dr Paul Giesen (born 1952) is senior researcher and project leader of research to quality and safety of the emergency care provision of primary care (mostly GP cooperatives), ambulance care and accident and emergency care (A&E) hospital departments. In addition, he is a family physician in a health centre (Gezondheidheidscentrum 't Weeshuis) in Nijmegen, Netherlands.


After his medical study at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and his specialization to family practitioner he worked about 5 years in several hospitals on the departments of surgery, internal medicine, cardiology and obstetrics. Since 1983 he is general practitioner in Nijmegen.

Between 1987 and 2002 he was lecturer and later a member of the management team to the post academic general practice training in Nijmegen.

In 1999 he was the founder of the GP cooperative (Huisartsenpost) in Nijmegen and the driving force behind the development of the 130 PG cooperatives in the Netherlands. 

In 2007 he obtained his PhD thesis on the theme quality of care at GP cooperatives.

In 2009 he received a high Royal honour ("officier in de orde van Orange-Nassau").

Since 2002 he is project leader on the Radboud University, (department IQ healthcare) of the research on quality of emergency care on GP cooperatives, ambulance care and A&E departments. He wrote, together with his research team, more than 120 reports and 70 articles in medical-scientific journals.