Pieter van den Hombergh (1950) worked as a GP all his professional life. After 3 years in Kenya (1980-84), he became a GP in Almere and later (1999) Hilversum. From 1990 onward he did research in Practice Management and wrote a thesis on practice visits. He worked from 2002 for 10 years as a policy advisor for the Association of Family Medicine (FM,LHV). Till 2015 he was associate professor of the FM-training at Amsterdam University in the Academic Medical Centre (AMC). For 25 years he taught tropical hospital management in the NTA.
He chaired the Dutch Society of Tropical Medicine & IH (NVTG) from 2009-2012 and the Working Group for FM & IH (WHIG) from 2001-2011 and he still is in charge of the WHIG-website. www.whig.nl
In 2016 he became member of the Council of the Medical Committee Netherlands Vietnam and of the Council of trustees of the CIHN, GP-care group in Nijmegen. He now is a consultant specialised in introducing Family Medicine Principles in health care, with a focus on Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC). He is married and has 2 children.