Small Brains, Big Dreams

Small Brains, Big Dreams

On Mentorship with Dr Linda de Vries

February 22, 2022

Linda de Vries, MD, PhD received her degree from the Medical School in Groningen, completed a Pediatric residency at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and carried out a research fellowship at the Hammersmith Hospital in London, United Kingdom. Subsequently she trained as a Neonatologist in Utrecht and as a Pediatric Neurologist in Leuven, Belgium.

Since 1989, she has worked in the department of Neonatology in Utrecht from 1989-2019, became a Professor in Neonatal Neurology in 2001 and is now an Emeritus Professor at Utrecht and Leiden University. Throughout her career she has published over 400 peer-reviewed publications.

Her research focuses on prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome in high risk preterm and full-term newborns, using neurophysiology and neuro-imaging methods. These at-risk children were also seen by her in the follow-up clinic. She has a special interest in post-hemorrhagic ventricular dilation, neonatal stroke and brain plasticity.

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