President Prof. B.J. Kullberg

Bart Jan Kullberg
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Prof. Bart-Jan Kullberg was appointed President of the Health Council of the Netherlands on 1 January 2020. Bart-Jan studied medicine at Leiden University and graduated with a PhD from that university in 1992. Since then he has worked at the Radboud University Medical Center as an infectiology specialist and trainer. In 2003 Bart-Jan was appointed professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Radboud University Medical Center.

Bart-Jan Kullberg has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare and science. He conducted research in the field of resistance to infections, pathogenesis and the treatment of life-threatening fungal infections and Lyme disease and antibiotic policy. He has held numerous national and international positions in the field of treatment guidelines and the correct use of antibiotics.

Bart-Jan was already familiar with the Health Council's work before he was appointed President. Since 2011 he has been involved as a committee member in numerous recommendations and he became a member of the Standing Committee on Health Care in 2015. In that same year he was appointed as a member of the Health Council.

The post of President of the Health Council is a part-time position and Bart-Jan Kullberg will continue to work at the Radboud University Medical Center.

Principal positions

  • President of the Health Council
  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Additional positions


  • None.


  • Member of the Board of the Mycoses Study Group - Education and Research Consortium (unpaid advisory role)