Prof. Tim Vanuytsel, MD PhD
Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders (TARGID), Department of Chronic Diseases, Metabolism and Ageing (ChroMetA), KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Leuven Intestinal Failure and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Prof. Tim Vanuytsel graduated summa cum laude in 2007 from Leuven University Medical School. He obtained a PhD degree in biomedical sciences in 2014 with a thesis on the role and mechanisms of intestinal permeability in functional gastrointestinal disorders. During his PhD training, he worked as a researcher in the lab of Prof. Terez Shea-Donohue at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (USA) in 2011.
Prof. Vanuytsel currently holds a position as a consultant gastroenterologist in Leuven University Hospitals with a clinical focus on intestinal failure, clinical nutrition and functional gastrointestinal disorders. He is the co-founder and medical director of the Leuven Intestinal Failure and Transplantation center (LIFT), which is the largest intestinal failure center and the only small bowel and multivisceral transplant center in Belgium.
Tim Vanuytsel is an assistant professor at the University of Leuven and his research interests include the pathophysiology and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders and intestinal failure and transplantation. In a close collaboration with Prof. Patrick Augustijns (Drug Delivery and Disposition, KULeuven) he investigates drug disposition through in vivo sampling with a focus on colonic targeted drugs. He has published >105 original research articles and reviews in international peer-reviewed journals on both clinical and basic science aspects of gastroenterology. He is the (co-)supervisor of 15 PhD students and 2 postdoctoral fellows. He is the editor in chief of Acta Gastroenterologica Belgica, associate editor of the GI section of Current Opinion in Pharmacology and member of the editorial board of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.