Department of Paediatrics, KidZ Health Castle, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussels, Brussel, Belgium
Yvan Vandenplas did his medical studies at the ”Vrije Universiteit Brussel”. He became Head of the Unit for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition in 1987 and Head of the Pediatric Hospital, the “KidZ Health Castle”, at the University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel) and has the Chair of Pediatrics since 1994. He defended his Ph.D. thesis on “Esophageal pH monitoring for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux in Infants and Children” in April 1991. He has over 400 publications listed in PubMed and presented over 800 talks at diverse international meetings. His main interests are functional gastro-intestinal disorders such as gastro-esophageal reflux and constipation, infant nutrition, focusing on probiotics, prebiotics and cow’s milk protein allergy.