Frank van Bel MD, PhD, University Medical Center/Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Utrecht, the Netherlands, was born in Tilburg, The Netherlands, August 12th, 1949. He was educated as a medical doctor at the Free University in Amsterdam and as a Pediatrician-Neonatologist at the State University in Leiden, The Netherlands. He worked a year as visiting research fellow at the CardioVascular Research Institute of the UCSF in San Francisco. He has been appointed as full professor in Neonatology, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1996. He published 256 international peer reviewed papers up to now, collaborated on several book chapters and has been invited on a regular base for lectures at international fora.
His special interest is neonatal neurology, especially in Brain monitoring and neuroprotection and performs experimental as well as clinical research in this field. He supervised up to 28 PhD students.