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Jashvant Poeran

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Population Health Science and Policy
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  • MD, Erasmus University Medical School

  • MSc, Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences

  • PhD, Erasmus University Medical School


    As a physician (currently not practicing), epidemiologist and researcher, Dr. Poeran has extensive experience in epidemiologic study design, subsequent data analysis and programming using large (national) databases. Topics mostly include Perinatal and Perioperative Epidemiology, and general Quality of Care issues. In addition to scientific manuscripts, he has written several health reports translating study findings into useful information for policy makers.


  • 2014 -
    Best of Meeting Abstract
    Oral Presentation at the 39th American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

  • 2014 -
    Runner-up Best Abstract
    Oral Presentation at the 2014 Annual Successful and Productive Academic Research Careers (SPARC) Conference, New York, NY


- Next to guiding students in doing research and doing their Master’s thesis, he has taught several Epidemiology courses for Midwifery Students, Health Science Students, Medical Students, Medical Residents and Attending Physicians.
- His professional interests include General Epidemiologic Methods, Perinatal Epidemiology, Perioperative Epidemiology, Quality of Care, Variation in Practice Patterns, and Large Database Research.


Poeran J, Rasul S, Suzuki S, Danninger T, Mazumdar M, Opperer M, Boettner F, Memtsoudis S. Tranexamic acid use and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing total hip or knee arthroplasty in the United States: retrospective analysis of effectiveness and safety. BMJ 2014; 349: g4829.

Opperer M, Memtsoudis SG, Poeran J. Resource utilization for complications following neuraxial anesthesia. Anesth Analg 2014; in press.

Denktas S, Poeran J, van Voorst SF, Vos AA, de Jong-Potjer LC, Waelput AJ, Birnie E, Bonsel GJ, Steegers E. Design and outline of the healthy pregnancy 4 all study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2014; 14: 253.

Poeran J, Borsboom G, de Graaf JP, Birnie E, Steegers E, Bonsel GJ. Population attributable risks of patient, child and organizational risk factors for perinatal mortality. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2014; in press.

Hemelaar S, Poeran J, Steegers E, van der Meijden WI. Neonatal herpes infections in The Netherlands in the period 2006-2011. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2014; in press.

Poeran J, Borsboom G, de Graaf JP, Birnie E, Steegers E, Mackenbach JP, Bonsel. GJ. Does centralisation of acute obstetric care reduce intrapartum and first-week mortality? an empirical study of over 1 million births in the Netherlands. Health Policy 2014; 117: 28-38.

Poeran J, Mazumdar M, Memtsoudis SG. Anesthesia, outcomes and public health: changing health care while asleep. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2014; 39: 192-4.

Memtsoudis SG, Danninger T, Rasul R, Poeran J, Gerner P, Stundner O, Mariano E, Mazumdar M. Inpatient falls after total knee arthroplasty; the role of anesthesia type and peripheral nerve blocks. Anesthesiology 2014; 120: 551-63.

Memtsoudis SG, Rasul R, Suzuki S, Poeran J, Danninger T, Wu C, Mazumdar M, Vougioukas VV. Does the impact of the type of anesthesia on outcomes differ by patient age and comorbidity burden? . Anesth Analg 2014; 39: 112-9.

Danninger T, Rasul R, Poeran J, Stundner O, Mazumdar M, Fleischut P, Memtsoudis SG. Blood transfusions in total hip and knee arthroplasty: an analysis of outcomes. Scientific World Journal 2014; 623460.

van Veen MJ, Birnie E, Poeran J, Torij HW, Steegers E, Bonsel GJ. Feasibility and reliability of a newly developed risk score card in routine care. Midwifery 2014; in press.

Poeran J, Maas A, Birnie E, Denktas S, Steegers E, Bonsel GJ. Social deprivation and adverse perinatal outcomes among Western and non-Western pregnant women in a Dutch urban population. Soc Sci Med 2013; 83: 42-9.

de Graaf J, Schutte J, Poeran J, van Roosmalen J, Bonsel GJ, Steegers E. Regional differences in Dutch maternal mortality. BJOG 2012; 119: 582-8.

Poeran J, Denktas S, Birnie E, van der Weg EJ, Voorham AJ, Steegers E, Bonsel GJ. Pregnancy and birth in Rotterdam: a local health report. Dutch Journal of Health Sciences TSG 2012; 90: 496-503. (Dutch, English abstract) .

Poeran J, Steegers E, Bonsel GJ. Approach to perinatal mortality in the Netherlands: outcomes of a systematic expert study. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2012; 155: A4499. (Dutch, English abstract).

van der Kooy J, Poeran J, de Graaf JP, Birnie E, Denktas S, Steegers E, Bonsel GJ. Planned home compared with planned hospital births in the Netherlands: intrapartum and early neonatal death in low‐risk pregnancies. Obstet Gynecol 2011; 118: 1037‐46.

Poeran J, Denktas S, Birnie E, Bonsel GJ, Steegers E. Urban perinatal health inequalities. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011; 24: 643‐6.

Poeran J, Wildschut H, Gaytant M, Galama J, Steegers E, van der Meijden W. The incidence of neonatal herpes in The Netherlands. J Clin Virol 2008; 42: 321‐5.

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