Bios of Current Members

Miel Ribbe, MD, PhD

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Dr. Ribbe graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Holland, in 1973. He worked for three years in two nursing homes in the region of The Hague. From 1976–1989 he worked in Amstelhof in Amsterdam, first as a nursing home physician, then as head of the medical and paramedical department.

From 1980–1986 he was a member of the board of the Dutch Society for Nursing Home Physicians, and was chairman during the last two years. In 1989 he was appointed as full professor in nursing home medicine at the Vrije Universiteit — Free University in Amsterdam, where he established the curriculum to teach medical students long-term care, research in nursing home medicine, the postgraduate vocational training of nursing home physicians, and the postgraduate training in long-term care for the elderly (refresher courses). In that same year nursing home medicine was recognized by the Royal Dutch Medical Association as a separate medical specialty. He became an interRAI Fellow in 1992.

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