Meet the 2020 Laureates: Greet Van den Berghe, MD, PhD

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Greet Van den Berghe, MD, PhD

International Excellence in Endocrinology Award

Prof. Dr. Greet Van den Berghe, MD, PhD, is currently head of the Department & Laboratory of Intensive Care Medicine at the KU Leuven – University of Leuven. This intensive care unit is a large, 67-bed tertiary center treating over 3,100 patients annually including adults as well as children.

Dr. Van den Berghe is also full professor of medicine at the KU Leuven and has been running an active research program on the endocrinology of critical illness since 1995. She published more than 424 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index: 74) and has authored many chapters in international textbooks on intensive care and endocrinology. She has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific meetings worldwide.

She has studied at the faculty of Medicine of the KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Belgium and did her internships at the University of Bristol, UK. She graduated in 1985 after which she specialized in anesthesiology and later intensive care medicine. She subsequently studied biostatistics and completed a PhD thesis in endocrinology.

She has had a remarkable scientific career and has made significant contributions in many areas in critical care medicine, diabetes, and endocrinology.

She has been a clinical research investigator for the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Belgium; was a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine; is currently holder of a personal “advanced” grant from the Horizon 2020 Program of the EU and a Methusalem grant from the Flemish Government in Belgium; is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences – Leopoldina; and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Dr. Van den Berghe is also an outstanding educator who has mentored 48 PhD students, 20 post-doctoral fellows, and several junior faculty members at KU Leuven. She has received numerous teaching and service awards at her institution and throughout Europe. Her superb contribution to science has been recognized by receiving over 50 scientific local and international awards. She has had a remarkable scientific career and has made significant contributions in many areas in critical care medicine, diabetes, and endocrinology.

 

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