Prof. Dr. Hans van Goudoever

Prof. Dr. Hans van Goudoever

Emma Children’s Hospital Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands


Prof. Dr. Hans van Goudoever received his medical and pediatric training at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam and performed research for his PhD on Nitrogen metabolism in preterm infants. (mentor Pieter J.J. Sauer, completion 1993).

Post doc Intestinal amino acid metabolism in a piglet model revealed novel insights in nutritional management of preterm infants. in the lab of the late Peter Reeds, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, Texas Children’s, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA,

Returning to Rotterdam in 2000, he was trained as neonatologist

Professor and chair of neonatology in 2004

He served in many international councils, including European Society Pediatric Research, International Pediatric Research Foundation, European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition and served as chair of the Committee of Nutrition.


Division chair of Emma Children’s Hospital Amsterdam UMC

Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Amsterdam and the Free University.

He was appointed by his royal majesty as member of the national Health Council in 2014. He founded the Dutch National Donor Milk Bank in 2011 and serves as the director.


Approximately 350 peer reviewed articles, predominantly on neonatal nutrition and metabolism.

Associate-editor of several nutrition and metabolism journals, and supervised over 40 (MD)-PhD students.

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