Prof Niek de Wit

International Collaborator

Prof Niek de Wit

Niek de Wit has been working as a general practitioner for more than 25 years. He is professor in General Practice at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands and since 2020 director of the Julius Center of Health Sciences and Primary Care at the UMC Utrecht. (

He has a strong interest in health care innovation in primary care. He was the founding director of the Julius Health Centers, the academic general practice in Utrecht ( More recently he is involved in the development of a regional health care network the Utrecht region.

His academic research has focussed on gastro-intestinal disease and oncology in primary care. He is founding member of the European Society of Primary Care Gastroenterology and co-author of clinical practice guidelines for IBS, dyspepsia, and colorectal cancer in the Netherlands.

He was visiting professor at Kings’ College, London and at Durham University,  United Kingdom


UMC Utrecht

Areas of Expertise

General Practice, Gastro-intestinal Disease and Oncology in Primary Care

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