dr. R. (Roel) de Heus Assistant Professor - medical
- Birth Center Obstetrics - Medical
During his gynaecology training Roel de Heus finished his PhD “Maternal and Fetal effects of Tocolytic drugs” at the University of Utrecht in 2008 and worked for 6 months at the Mt Sinai Hospital in Toronto at the department of Maternal and Fetal medicine in 2012.
His clinical work as a gynaecologist at the Obstetrical department has its focus on fetal medicine / prenatal diagnosis, combining state of the art imaging techniques such as 2D/3D ultrasound and fetal MRI with genetic testing.
His aim is to improve patient care and more specific in the field of prenatal diagnosis and early developmental medicine. Focus within the research theme Brain on normal and abnormal early brain development. To study maternal and environmental influences on normal fetal brain development during pregnancy and its impact on child development as a part of the YOUth cohort (prof.dr. C. Kemner). Intra-uterine development, an important landmark for future health. Furthermore, to study and unravel mechanisms of abnormal fetal and neonatal brain development due to underlying congenital malformations, placental insufficiency or preterm birth to improve diagnosis, identify prognostic biomarkers and possible windows for neuroprotection to prevent perinatal brain damage.