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Derk C. RIETVELD

Title

Chief of Sports Medicine;
Shoulder, Knee, Ankle Surgeon

Degrees

MMed

Department

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Language

English
Dutch
German
French

Biography

Dr. Rietveld received his medical and resident orthopedic surgery degree from Leiden University Medical Center in 1994 and 2002. He did his Fellowship training at the Reinier de Graaf Hospital in the Netherlands and also in Switzerland, specializing in sports orthopedics and traumatology.

Before joining Shanghai United family Hospital, Dr. Rietveld served in Parkway Health in Shanghai as an expert in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rietveld has lived in Shanghai with his wife and three sons since 2014.

Dr. Rietveld has over 20 years of clinical experience, and his vision is that surgery is not always necessary. Therefore good cooperation with the rehabilitation team is important. In addition to specializing in the treatment and diagnosis of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, he is also a teacher in a cadaver dissection course for Chinese orthopedic surgeons. Additionally, Dr. Rietveld is a medical entrepreneur and orthopedic surgeon, having founded and managed five orthopedic and sports clinics with more than 100 employees in the Netherlands. He is also the founder of XpertHealth in China which is a sport and health performance platform through which he works together with United Family Healthcare.

Dr. Rietveld speaks English, Dutch, German, and (conversational) French.