Prof.dr. I.B.Schipper finished her Biomedical Sciences and Medical studies in Leiden. She trained as a surgical resident in Amsterdam and has been a trauma surgeon since 2002 and professor of (orthopaedic) Trauma Surgery at the LUMC since 2008. She is the director of the Trauma Department of the Leiden University Medical Center and Trauma Center West.
Her clinical interests in daily trauma care are multiple and relate to treatment of poly trauma patients, pelvic fractures, complex foot injury, infection and pseudarthrosis. These areas are reflected in the trauma education and -research that she is involved in. She has given many trauma courses worldwide, such as AO and ATLS courses and she is involved in multiple national and international research networks.