J.J.B. (Jan) van Lanschot (1953) is currently Professor of Surgery at the Erasmus Medical Centre and Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
He has held visiting Professorships at the Universities of Adelaide, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Stockholm.
He has held a variety of managerial and executive appointments both locally and (inter-)nationally including programme director for Surgical Training at the AMC in Amsterdam, chairman of the Dutch Society of GI Surgery, board member of the Dutch Society of Surgery, chairman of European Digestive Surgery, chairman of the European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, and secretary of the European Surgical Association.
He is editorial board member of several scientific journals, including British Journal of Surgery, Digestive Surgery, Diseases of the Esophagus and World Journal of Surgery.
He is honorary member of the Dutch Society of GI Surgery, the Polish Society of Surgical Oncology, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the German Society of General and Visceral Surgery and the Brazilian College of Digestive Surgery. He received named honorary medals of the Dutch Society of Gastroenterology and the Swedish Society of Medicine and Surgery.
His research interests currently lie mainly in the field of oesophago-gastric surgery and particularly upper GI cancers. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed articles and more than 50 books / book chapters.