Prof. dr. D. Tibboel (project leader) followed his training in Pediatrics from 1980 until 1984 at the Sophia Children’s Hospital. In 1984 he became head of the Pediatric Surgical Intensive Care and in January 1993 Sophia Foundation Professor of Experimental Pediatric Surgery.
In August 2005 he was appointed full professor (Research Intensive Care in Childhood).
In 2008 he became the director of the ICU at the Sophia Children’s Hospital. He is (co-) author of over 750 international peer reviewed articles. He is a member of several Editoral Boards, chairman of the scientific committee of the European Society of Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care (ESPNIC) and founder of the CHD EURO CONSORTIUM.
In 2002 he was awarded the Edgar Doncker prize from the Dutch Pediatric Association for his outstanding contributions in the fields of major congenital anomalies. In total, over 105 PhD students wrote their thesis under his guidance. In 2013 he was appointed Director of Research, Sophia Children’s Hospital. (publications 721, H-index 53 )