Welcome to my personal website! My name is Bart Bongers and I am a medical physiologist / clinical exercise physiologist.
I work as assistant professor at the department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences and at the department of Surgery – NUTRIM, Institute for Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism – at Maastricht University. My research involves optimizing and professionalizing the perioperative process for patients undergoing elective major abdominal surgery: 1) adequate preoperative risk screening, 2) preoperative exercise training for high-risk patients, 3) fast-track mobilization postoperatively, 4) creating the culture and infrastructure to physically activate patients during their hospital stay, and 5) the use of clinimetrics and functional discharge criteria.
Moreover, I am involved in research within the field of clinical pediatric exercise testing and I provide education at ExerScience in exercise and training physiology.