Dr. Philip van der Wees is a physical therapist, senior researcher and principal investigator at the Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare (IQ Healthcare) of Radboud University Medical Center. In 2017 he started a part time position at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The research and teaching activities of Philip van der Wees are aimed at implementation science, quality improvement, and evaluation of healthcare quality. Central focus of his research is assessing health care outcomes, specifically patient-reported outcomes. His research projects over the past years were aimed at development and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. He is member the Scientific Advisory Panel of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves in the editorial boards of the journals Systematic Reviews and Physical Therapy Journal. From 2010-2012 he was chair of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N). In 2011 Philip van der Wees was selected by the Commonwealth Fund for the Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice and he has worked at Harvard Medical School in Boston from 2011-2013 to conduct his fellowship.