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Dr J.B.M. van Woensel (1959) has been appointed professor of Paediatric Intensive Care at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).

Prof Job van Woensel, professor Pediatric Intensive Care
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Within the Emma Children’s Hospital of the AMC, Job van Woensel is conducting research that focuses on three main subjects: basal translational research centred on acute life-threatening respiratory insufficiency in children, research into the long-term effects of IC treatment on children and Intensive Care for children in developing countries.

As a professor, among the things he wants to continue to improve is the quality of Intensive Care for children in a broader context – within the Amsterdam Women’s-Children’s Centre, the region and nationally. In addition, he will focus on the quality of care for critically ill children at the general hospitals in the region that are affiliated with the centre.

Van Woensel has been working as a paediatrician and intensivist at the AMC’s Emma Children’s Hospital since 1997 and has been head of the hospital’s Intensive Care department since 2014. In addition, he is the founder and chair of the Network of Excellence for Research in Paediatric Critical Care, a collaboration of the eight university hospitals in the Netherlands with an IC unit for children. The network strives to provide a scientific foundation for the intensive care guidelines and treatments for children, to thus create the best possible chances of survival.