Linda S de Vries trained as a pediatrician and neonatologist in the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht. Subsequently she also trained as a pediatric neurologist. Since 1989, she has worked in the department of Neonatology in Utrecht, where she is a professor in Neonatal Neurology since 2001.
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 are also seen by her in the follow-up clinic. She has a special interest in neonatal stroke and brain plasticity. She is also an adjunct professor in neonatal neurology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF).