P. N. R. Dekhuijzen
P. N. R. Dekhuijzen is a Professor of pulmonology and the Head of the Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands. His specific area of research interest is in COPD and asthma, with a focus on pathophysiology and therapeutic interventions. He studied medicine at the Free University Amsterdam and completed his training in pulmonology at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam and at the Academic Hospital in Nijmegen. In 1989, he finished his Ph.D. thesis on training of the respiratory muscles in COPD. From 1991 to 1992, he worked as a Postdoctorate Fellow at the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, followed by a Ph.D. thesis on steroid-induced myopathy of the diaphragm in 1994. Moreover, he was an Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal and regularly reviews for the major respiratory journals. He is an author and/or coauthor of over 200 peer-reviewed papers and many text book chapters on respiratory medicine. He was the Chairman of the Committee on the Development of Guidelines in Respiratory Medicine of the Dutch Society of Pulmonology and a Member of the Scientific Board of the Dutch Asthma Foundation. Recently, he chaired the Dutch guidelines on the treatment of COPD. In addition, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Heart-Lung Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Biography Updated on 18 May 2010