Profile of:

Floris van Gaalen

Floris van Gaalen graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 2000. In June 2005 he obtained his doctorate at the University of Leiden. For his thesis he received the 2004 Young Investigator Award from the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR). He completed his specialist training in internal medicine in 2009 and in rheumatology in 2010. Since January 2011 he has been a medical specialist at the Department of Rheumatology of the LUMC in Leiden, the Netherlands. He is the head of the Department of Rheumatology in the Alrijne hospitals and chairman of the scientific committee of the LUMC Department of Rheumatology, a EULAR Centre of Excellence. In the LUMC, he is the rheumatologist of the Leiden SPondyloArthritis Caught Early (SPACE) clinic. Since 2023 he is chairman of the Spondyloarthritis workgroup of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Reumatologie (Dutch Society for Rheumatology). He is a member of the CLASSIC and AXIS steering committees, the Executive Committee, and the current ASAS treasurer.

Full name: Floris van Gaalen

Current country: Netherlands

Membership level: Full

Type of membership: EC

Number of publications: 17

ASAS-EULAR recommendations for the management of axial spondyloarthritis: 2022 update (2023)

Challenges in the diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis (2023)

The value of correctly diagnosing axial spondyloarthritis for patients and society (2023)

ASAS consensus definition of early axial spondyloarthritis (2023)

Spondyloarthritis mass cytometry immuno-monitoring: a proof of concept study in the tight-control and treat-to target TiCoSpA trial (2023)

Geographical prevalence of family history in patients with axial spondyloarthritis and its association with HLA-B27 in the ASAS-PerSpA study (2022)

Low-dose CT hounsfield units: a reliable methodology for assessing vertebral bone density in radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (2022)

Age at onset in axial spondyloarthritis around the world: data from the ASAS-PerSpA study (2021)

Do Illness Perceptions and Coping Strategies Change Over Time in Patients Recently Diagnosed With Axial Spondyloarthritis? (2020)

5-year follow-up of spinal and sacroiliac MRI abnormalities in early axial spondyloarthritis: data from the DESIR cohort (2020)

Determinants of the physician global assessment of disease activity and influence of contextual factors in early axial spondyloarthritis (2020)

No relationship between bone mineral density and syndesmophyte formation at the same level in the lumbar spine of patients with radiographic axial Spondyloarthriti (2020)

Do Illness Perceptions and Coping Strategies Change Over Time in Patients Recently Diagnosed With Axial Spondyloarthritis? (2020)

Is a positive family history of spondyloarthritis relevant for diagnosing axial spondyloarthritis once HLA-B27 status is known? (2019)

Altered composition and phenotype of mucosal-associated invariant T cells in early untreated rheumatoid arthritis (2019)

Is it Useful to Repeat Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Sacroiliac Joints After Three Months or One Year in the Diagnosis of Patients With Chronic Back Pain and Suspected Axial Spondyloarthritis? (2019)

Determinants of the patient global assessment of well-being in early axial spondyloarthritis: 5-year longitudinal data from the DESIR cohort ()