Past President (2004-2010), Ehrenpräsident, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemeinmedizin und Familienmedizin (DEGAM)
Ord. Mitglied, Arzneimittelkommission der Deutschen Ärzteschaft (seit 2006)
Mit-/Herausgeber Arzneitelegramm, Zeitschrift für Allgemeinmedizin
André Knottnerus (1951) obtained his MD degree at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he subsequently completed vocational training in general practice. He worked as general practitioner in Amsterdam with a part-time appointment at the Free University, before he started epidemiology training at Maastricht University. In 1986 he delivered his PhD thesis on clinical epidemiological methods in diagnostic research. In 1998 he was appointed as professor of general practice and primary care research at Maastricht University.
In 1990-1991 Knottnerus was dean of the Medical Faculty in Maastricht, and subsequently research executive of the board of the Maastricht Medical School until 1994. From 1994 he was founding director of the research institute for primary care and public health (until 2000) and the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (until 2002).
From 2001 to 2010 he was President of the Health Council of the Netherlands.
In 2010 he was appointed as chair of the Scientific Council of Government Policy.
From 1999 he is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, first in collaboration with the late professor Alvan R. Feinstein (New Haven), and currently with professor Peter Tugwell (Ottawa).
In 2004 André Knottnerus was appointed as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW), and from 2009 to 2012 he was chair of the Medical Section of the Academy.
His research interest is focused on clinical epidemiological and quality of care research, especially in primary and community care. Until date, Knottnerus successfully coached 68 research students towards their PhD degree. He authored and co-authored many international and national scientific articles in medical and public health journals and several books.