Frans J. Walther

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Frans Walther received his M.D. degree in 1972 from Leiden University in Leiden, the Netherlands. After a one-year residency in surgery at the Red Cross Hospital in the Hague, he worked for three years as a Medical Officer in charge at the Kibara Hospital in the Mara Region in Tanzania. He trained in pediatrics and neonatology at St. Annadal Hospital in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and received his Ph.D. degree in 1982 from the University of Maastricht. He then worked as a Neonatologist in the University of Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands; and in the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, before returning to Leiden University. His research experience includes studies on neonatal hemodynamics using Doppler ultrasound and on neonatal pulmonology (clinical surfactant studies, development of synthetic surfactant, perinatal lung function, and basic and clinical studies on oxidative stress in bronchopulmonary dysplasia). He holds the position of a Professor of Pediatrics at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, American Thoracic Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Physiological Society; and a member of the editorial board of Early Human Development and Current Pediatric Reviews.

Biography Updated on 28 October 2008

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