Leiden University Medical Center
Home > Organization A - Z > Gerontology and Geriatrics > Prof. R.G.J. Westendorp, MD PhD

Prof. R.G.J. Westendorp, MD PhD

Professor of Medicine

Prof. Dr. Rudi G.J. Westendorp (1959) qualified as a specialist in Internal Medicine and worked in intensive care before training as an epidemiologist. Since his appointment as Professor of Medicine, in particular research into ageing (2000) he combines both skills in trying to understand age related disorders and healthy longevity. From 2005-2012 he headed the department of Gerontology and Geriatrics of the Leiden University Medical Centre that especially takes care of elderly people with multiple comorbid conditions in a clinical and outpatient setting. He is founder and executive director of the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing that trains pioneers in implementing excellence to advance the quality of life of older people.

See also  www.leydenacademy.nl

See also  Leiden University Scientists and Scholars

Prof. R.G.J. Westendorp, MD PhD

Professor of Medicine

Rijnsburgerweg 10
2333 AA Leiden


Tel: +31 71 5240960