Dr. F.P. Kroon


Main areas of interest and research

  • HIV-Aids
  • Infections in immunocompromised hosts
  • Vaccination in immunocompromised hosts


Soonawala D, Rimmelzwaan GF, Gelinck LB, Visser LG, Kroon FP. Response to 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) vaccine in HIV-infected patients and the influence of prior seasonal influenza vaccination. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 31;6(1):e16496.

Gelinck LB, Jol-van der Zijde CM, Jansen-Hoogendijk AM, Brinkman DM, van Dissel JT, van Tol MJ, Kroon FP. Restoration of the antibody response upon rabies vaccination in HIV-infected patients treated with HAART. AIDS. 2009 Nov 27;23(18):2451-8.

Gelinck LB, van den Bemt BJ, Marijt WA, van der Bijl AE, Visser LG, Cats HA, Rimmelzwaan GF, Kroon FP. Intradermal influenza vaccination in immunocompromized patients is immunogenic and feasible. Vaccine. 2009 Apr 21;27(18):2469-74.

Titanji K, De Milito A, Cagigi A, Thorstensson R, Grützmeier S, Atlas A,Hejdeman B, Kroon FP, Lopalco L, Nilsson A, Chiodi F. Loss of memory B cells impairs maintenance of long-term serologic memory during HIV-1 infection. Blood. 2006 Sep 1;108(5):1580-7.

Kroon FP, Rimmelzwaan GF, Roos MT, Osterhaus AD, Hamann D, Miedema F, van Dissel JT. Restored humoral immune response to influenza vaccination in HIV-infected adults treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 1998 Dec 3;12(17):F217-23.

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Dr Frank P. Kroon (1956) did his medical training in Leiden, The Netherlands. In 1990 he finished his training for internist, in 1992 he specialised in infectious diseases. Since 1992 he is one of the staffmembers at the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Leiden University Medical Center. In 1999 he defended his PhD thesis “Humoral immune response to vaccinations in HIV-infected individuals”. He is specialised in infectious diseases in the immunocompromised host, in particular in HIV infected individuals. He is involved in patient care, research and education in this field of medicine. From 2003 until 2009he was chairman of the "NVHB/Dutch Association of Physicians in HIV”. Since 2009 he is chairman of the Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM/HIV Monitoring Foundation)”. From august 2013 until juli 2015 he was head ad interim of the Department of Infectious Diseases.


Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Gebouw 1
Kamer C5-41

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: +31 (0)71 52 62613

Postzone C5-P
Postbus 9600
2300 RC Leiden

E-mail: F.P.Kroon@LUMC.nl