Prof. Marlies Schijven

Amsterdam University Medical Centers / Full Professor of Surgery

Prof. Marlies Schijven




  • Full Professor of Surgery, Principal Educator and Principal InvestigatorAmsterdam University Medical Centers, the Netherlands
  • Chair on Simulation, Serious Gaming and Applied Mobile HealthcareUniversity of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Program Leader e-Health of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres


President of the International Society for Wearable Technology in Healthcare - WATCH-Immediate Past-President of the Dutch Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Professor Marlies Schijven (born in 1969) researches the field of mHealth, Simulation and Serious Gaming. On the 28th of October 2013; she was the first surgeon livestreaming an abdominal operation to YouTube directly using GoogleGlass. She is Principle Investigator and Principle Education in the areas of simulation, serious gaming and applied mobile healthcare for the Amsterdam University Medical Centers. She is the Program leader and EU Lead Researcher of the OR Black Box™ system. She is the current Program Chair on e-health for the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU). She serves as the Chair of the Prix Galien MedTech jury in the Netherlands. 

Prof. Schijven is known for her publications in the area of surgery (achalasia and reflux disease), virtual reality, m-health, e-health, wearable technology, medical education and simulation technology.  She is an expert in the area of medical data recording, situational awareness in the operating room, virtual reality medical simulation, serious gaming, validation studies and validation processes; and guides and guided many PhD residents on these topics.