Prof. Dr. D. Tibboel followed his training in Pediatrics during the period 1980-1984 at the Sophia Children’s Hospital. In 1984 he became head of the Pediatric Surgical Intensive Care Unit and in January 1993, Sophia Foundation Professor of Experimental Pediatric Surgery. In August 2005 he was appointed full professor (Research Intensive Care in Childhood). He is (co)-author of over 578 international peer reviewed articles. In 2002 he was awarded the Edgar Doncker prize from the Dutch Pediatric Association for his outstanding contributions in the field of major congenital anomalies. In total, over 80 PhD students wrote their thesis under his guidance.
In 2013 he was appointed Director of Research of the Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital.