IBD paediatrics

angelika-kindermannAngelika Kindermann

Angelika Kindermann studied medicine at the University of Munich, Germany. After receiving her Medical degree she presented her doctoral thesis in 1996. She then completed her 5-year training in Pediatrics at the University of Munich.
In 2002 she moved to the Netherlands and did her 3-year fellowship in Paediatric Gastroenterology at the department of paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at the Free University in Amsterdam and Leiden. In 2006 she became a staff member in the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and currently she is the vice-head of the department of paediatric gastroenterology & nutrition.
The focus of her current clinical and research work is pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and feeding disorders. She is a member of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), the European Helicobacter pylori study Group and the German, the Dutch Society of Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology, the Dutch KiCC (Kids with Crohn & Colitis), the Nutritional committee from the Dutch Association of Pediatrics, the “Platform healthy nutrition” of Dutch National Institute and Community and the Dutch committee of Malnutrition of the Dutch Association of Pediatrics.

marc-benningaMarc Benninga

Marc Benninga studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After receiving his Medical degree he worked as a research fellow at the department of paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam with Jan Taminiau and Hans Büller. He performed extensive research on constipation and faecal incontinence in childhood. Subsequently he was trained in paediatrics at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht, The Netherlands. After his paediatric training he performed research at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia with Geoff Davidson and Taher Omari. During his stay in Adelaide his research focussed on maturation of upper gastrointestinal motility in very young infants. In 1999 he became a staff member in the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and currently he is the head of the department paediatric gastroenterology & Nutrition. Currently he is head of the department paediatric gastroenterology & Nutrition. The focus of his current clinical and research work is gastrooesophageal reflux disease, recurrent abdominal pain, constipation, functional non-retentive faecal incontinence and inflammatory bowel disease in childhood.