dr. P.M.A. (Petra M.A.) Lemmers
dr. P.M.A. (Petra M.A.) Lemmers
- Birth Center Neonatology - Medical
Petra Lemmers was graduated in medical science at Leiden University in the Netherlands (cum laude) and was trained in pediatrics at the Sophia Children’s Hospital/Erasmus University Hospital Rotterdam (NL) and in neonatal medicine in the Isala Clinics Zwolle (NL) and the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital/University Medical Center Utrecht (NL).
At the present time she is associate professor in neonatology (research school Child Health, University Medical Center Utrecht) and is working as a consultant neonatologist at the NICU of the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital Utrecht. She is also involved as an expert in the customer excellence program 'Samen voor de Patient!' of the University Medical Center Utrecht.
The main focus of research on the NICU is the neonatal brain: brain monitoring, brain hemodynamics, neuroprotection, brain imaging and neurodevelopmental outcome (prof Manon Benders and prof Linda de Vries; research schools Brain and Child Health ). In 2003 she started her research concerning the clinical use of non-invasive cerebral monitoring by near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in (preterm) neonates admitted on the NICU. She defended her thesis “The clinical use of near infrared spectroscopy‐monitored cerebral oxygen saturation and extraction in the preterm infant” in 2010 and published until now > 70 peer reviewed papers about this subject in prominent scientific journals.
Nowadays on the NICU the brain of preterm infants, neonates after perinatal asphyxia and all infants undergoing surgery in the neonatal period is monitored by NIRS during the most vulnerable period after birth: during transition, during treatment with hypothermia, but also during surgery.
She also participates in national and international collaborative projects concerning NIRS (SafeBoosc-trial: prof Gorm Greisen Kopenhagen Denmark; TOHOP-trail/cerebral hemodynamics: prof Istvan Seri Los Angeles USA, currently Doha Quatar; NIRS-project concerning monitoring cerebral autoregulatory ability: prof Gunnar Naulaers and prof Sabine van Huffel Leuven, Belgium. She is supervising several PhD students and is involved in education programs concerning brain monitoring in neonates in the Netherlands and abroad.
Member Society of Pediatric Research
Member European Society of Pediatric Research
Board member pediatric post-gradual education (Stichting PAOK Midden Nederland)
Member Dutch society of Pediatrics (NVK): Neonatology; neonatal neurology, neonatal hemodynamics
Fellowship and Awards
2012 Grant NutsOhra Foundation
2011Grant UMCU/WKZ Foundation
Research Output (93)
Plomgaard Anne Mette, Schwarz Christoph E, Claris Olivier, Dempsey Eugene M, Fumagalli Monica, Hyttel-Sorensen Simon, Lemmers Petra, Pellicer Adelina, Pichler Gerhard, Greisen Gorm Jan 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17
Vijlbrief D, van Bel Frank, Lemmers PM, Alderliesten Thomas, Benders M, Baerts Wim 15 Sep 2021,
Terstappen Fieke, Richter Anne E, Lely A Titia, Hoebeek Freek E, Elvan-Taspinar Ayten, Bos Arend F, Ganzevoort Wessel, Pels Anouk, Lemmers Petra M, Kooi Elisabeth M W 3 Dec 2020, In: Frontiers in Pediatrics. 8 , p. 1-11
Hansen Mathias Lühr, Pellicer Adelina, Gluud Christian, Dempsey Eugene, Mintzer Jonathan, Hyttel-Sørensen Simon, Heuchan Anne Marie, Hagmann Cornelia, Ergenekon Ebru, Dimitriou Gabriel, Pichler Gerhard, Naulaers Gunnar, Cheng Guoqiang, Guimarães Hercilia, Tkaczyk Jakub, Kreutzer Karen B, Fumagalli Monica, Claris Olivier, Lemmers Petra, Fredly Siv, Szczapa Tomasz, Austin Topun, Jakobsen Janus Christian, Greisen Gorm 30 Dec 2019, In: Trials. 20
Wagenaar Nienke, van den Berk Daphne J. M., Lemmers Petra M. A., van der Aa Niek E., Dudink Jeroen, van Bel Frank, Groenendaal Floris, de Vries Linda S., Benders Manon J. N. L., Alderliesten Thomas 8 Aug 2019, In: Stroke. 50 , p. 2668-2676 9 p.
Claessens Nathalie H P, Jansen Nicolaas J G, Breur Johannes M P J, Algra Selma O, Stegeman Raymond, Alderliesten Thomas, van Loon Kim, de Vries Linda S, Haas Felix, Benders Manon J N L, Lemmers Petra M A 14 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 158 , p. 867-877.e1
Alderliesten Thomas, van Bel Frank, van der Aa Niek E., Steendijk Paul, van Haastert Ingrid C., de Vries Linda S., Groenendaal Floris, Lemmers Petra Dec 2018, In: The Journal of Pediatrics. 207 , p. 109-116.e2
Claessens NHP, Breur JMPJ, Stegeman R, Algra SO, benders m, Lemmers PM Nov 2018,
Cohen Emily, Baerts Willem, Caicedo Dorado Alexander, Naulaers Gunnar, van Bel Frank, Lemmers Petra M A 24 Oct 2018, In: Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 104 , p. F467-F472
Kluckow M, Lemmers P Aug 2018, In: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 23 , p. 239-244 6 p.