prof. dr. H.G.M. (Harry) Heijerman

prof. dr. H.G.M. (Harry) Heijerman

Full Professor
prof. dr. H.G.M. (Harry) Heijerman
  • Department of Pulmonary Diseases



Harry Heijerman earned his MD (1984, cum laude) and his PhD in 1991 ("Studies in the clinical management of Cystic Fibrosis") He registered as pulmonologist in 1989, all above at the Leiden University Medical School. From 1996 till 2017 he was head of the department of Pulmonology at the Haga teaching Hospital in The Hague. Since 2017 he is head of the Department of Pulmonology and professor at the University Medical Center  Utrecht The Netherlands. During his whole career he focussed on optimization of treatment for people with Cystic Fibrosis. He was PI of multiple mono and multi center studies focusing on understanding and treating Cystic Fibrosis. In 2002 he was the founding editor of the "Journal of Cystic Fibrosis". At present he is involved in several clinical studies addressing CFTR function in Cystic Fibrosis with the aim to find a cure for this life long inheritable disease, This work is done in close collaboration with the department of Pediatric Pulmonology. 

Side Activities

Chairman of the medical advisory board of the Dutch CF Foundation (NCFS)

Advisory board member Vertex Pharmaceuticals (2019)(Payments to UMC Utrecht)



Speaker fees:

Gilead 2020 (payments to UMC Utrecht)

Vertex 2019 (payments to UMC Utrecht)

Research Output (96)

The effect of azithromycin on sputum inflammatory markers in bronchiectasis

Terpstra L C, Altenburg J, Doodeman H J, Piñeros Y S Sabogal, Lutter R, Heijerman H G M, Boersma W G Dec 2023, In: BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 23 12 p.

Development and validation of a novel personalized electronic patient-reported outcome measure to assess quality of life (Q-LIFE):a prospective observational study in people with Cystic Fibrosis

Muilwijk Danya, van Paridon Tessa J., van der Heijden Doris C., Faber-Bisschop Brenda M., Zomer-van Ommen Domenique D., Heijerman Harry G.M., van der Ent Cornelis K. Aug 2023, In: EClinicalMedicine. 62

Radiological and long-term clinical response to elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor in people with cystic fibrosis with advanced lung disease

Aalbers Bente L., Mohamed Hoesein Firdaus A.A., Hofland Regina W., Bronsveld Inez, Kruijswijk Marian A., Schotman Suzan, Slingerland Corlien W., Panhuis Hannah, van der Ent C. Kors, Heijerman Harry G.M. 24 May 2023, In: Pediatric Pulmonology. 58 , p. 2317-2322 6 p.

Treatment with inhaled antibiotics in bronchiectasis, side effects, and evaluation of the tolerance test; analysis from the BATTLE randomized controlled trial

Terpstra Lotte C, van der Geest Daphne, Bronsveld Inez, Heijerman Harry, Boersma Wim G 2023, In: The clinical respiratory journal. 17 , p. 748-753 6 p.

The prevalence of vascular and metabolic complications after lung transplant in people with cystic fibrosis in a Dutch cohort

Oppelaar Lisa M, Luijk Bart, Heijerman Harry G M, De Valk Harold W, van Meerkerk Gerdien Belle- 2023, In: Clinics (São Paulo, Brazil). 78

Measuring cystic fibrosis drug responses in organoids derived from 2D differentiated nasal epithelia

Amatngalim Gimano D, Rodenburg Lisa W, Aalbers Bente L, Raeven Henriette Hm, Aarts Ellen M, Sarhane Dounia, Spelier Sacha, Lefferts Juliet W, Silva Iris Al, Nijenhuis Wilco, Vrendenbarg Sacha, Kruisselbrink Evelien, Brunsveld Jesse E, van Drunen Cornelis M, Michel Sabine, de Winter-de Groot Karin M, Heijerman Harry G, Kapitein Lukas C, Amaral Magarida D, van der Ent Cornelis K, Beekman Jeffrey M Dec 2022, In: Life Science Alliance. 5 , p. 1-14

Effects of long-term tobramycin inhalation solution (TIS) once daily on exacerbation rate in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis

Terpstra Lotte C., Altenburg Josje, Bronsveld Inez, de Kruif Martijn D., Berk Yvonne, Snijders Dominic, Rozemeijer Wouter, Heijerman Harry G.M., Boersma Wim G. Dec 2022, In: Respiratory research. 23

Non-respiratory health-related quality of life in people with cystic fibrosis receiving elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor

Fajac Isabelle, Daines Cori, Durieu Isabelle, Goralski Jennifer L, Heijerman Harry, Knoop Christiane, Majoor Christof, Bruinsma Bote G, Moskowitz Samuel, Prieto-Centurion Valentin, Van Brunt Kate, Zhang Yaohua, Quittner Alexandra 13 Sep 2022, In: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 22 , p. 119-123 5 p.

Development and outcomes of a patient driven cystic fibrosis quality of care improvement project

Noordhoek Jacquelien J, Jeyaratnam Joshena, Zomer Domenique, Gulmans Vincent A M, van der Ent Cornelis K, Heijerman Harry G M 13 Jul 2022, In: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 22 , p. 172-178 7 p.

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