Fons’s first-hand experience working in healthcare inspired him toward macro-level future healthcare challenges. He enjoys reconciling the complexity and divergent interests involved through precise analyses and overarching solutions to raise the healthcare bar.
Drawn to medicine’s combination of human and natural sciences, Fons undertook a medical degree at the University of Amsterdam, graduating with honours in 2016. He went on to complete an internal medicine residency at the largest public hospital in Amsterdam and a psychiatry residency at the Emergency Psychiatry Amsterdam. He also worked as a medical coordinator for a Dutch NGO in Lesvos, Greece, setting up a new medical clinic for refugees in camp Moria.
At SiRM, Fons utilises the perspectives he developed as a physician, manager and policymaker to investigate healthcare bottlenecks and find solutions that directly contribute to society. Fons typically works in project roles where medical experience offers particular value, including analyses of hospital strategies, governmental pharmaceutical policies and mental-healthcare projects.