Evelien de Jong

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Evelien de Jong received her Medical Doctor degree and started in 2004 as a resident in Internal Medicine at the VU University medical center in Amsterdam. During her study Internal Medicine in 2008 she was given the opportunity to perform a clinical internship in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care at the Diakonessenhuis in Paramaribo, Surinam. Here she became interested in Infectious Diseases and upon returning to the VU University medical center she started a fellowship to become an infectiologist. Besides her fellowship she also worked for an organization named ‘HIV-education’ and taught physicians and healthcare workers in Cameroon, Kenia and Indonesia about HIV transmission and treatment. During her fellowship in Infectious diseases she became involved in several research projects in Intensive Care Medicine. After becoming a registered internist-infectiologist in 2010 and spending a lot of time in the department of Intensive Care for research projects, she decided to start a combined fellowship and PhD candidate in the Intensive Care department. She was registered as an intensivist in 2013 and worked for another year as intensivist at the VU University medical center in Amsterdam. Since April 2014 she works as an infectiologist-intensivist at the Red Cross Hospital in Beverwijk in the Netherlands. Her PhD thesis focussed on biomarkers, specifically procalcitonin in critically ill patients.