Hans van Goudoever
- Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam
Prof. Hans van Goudoever is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije University. He performed research for his Ph.D. on Nitrogen metabolism in preterm infants. Subsequently, he worked in the lab of the late Peter Reeds, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, Texas Children’s, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA, as a postdoc. Intestinal amino acid metabolism in a piglet model revealed novel insights into nutritional management of preterm infants. Returning to Rotterdam in 2000, he was trained as a neonatologist and became professor and chair of neonatology in 2004.
He has served in many international councils, including European Society Pediatric Research, International Pediatric Research Foundation, European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition, and was chair of the Committee of Nutrition. He was appointed by his royal majesty as a member of the National Health Council in 2014. He has published approximately 350 peer-reviewed articles and 20 book chapters predominantly on neonatal nutrition and metabolism. He is currently the Dean of Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam and in January 2022 appointed to the supervisory board of the Amsterdam UMC as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors.