Amphia Hospital in Breda/Oosterhout

St. Elisabeth Hospital and TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg

Julius Center, UMCU, Utrecht


Jan Kluytmans did his medical training as well as specialization in Clinical Microbiology at Erasmus Medical University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The title of his PhD thesis in 1996, was: Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: the key to preventing staphylo­coccal disease.

His scientific career focuses on the epidemiology and control of nosocomial infections, with a special interest in Staphylococcus aureus, surgical site infections and catheter related infections. He discovered the concept of perioperative eradication of nasal carriage as an infection control measure.

He has been involved in many national and international guidelines on infection control, especially those dealing with the control of MRSA and is currently the chair of the Dutch Working Party on Infection Control.

At present he is working in the Amphia Hospital in Breda/Oosterhout, St. Elisabeth Hospital and TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg. Since 2014 he holds a position as a scientist at Julius Center, UMCU, Utrecht.

He has more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals