dr. R.M. (Roelie) Wösten-van Asperen Assistant Professor - medical
- IC patient care
Roelie Wösten-van Asperen is a pediatric-intensivist at the PICU of the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht. She started her fellowship in pediatric intensive care in 2002. After finalization of her fellowship, she has been a consultant pediatric intensivist in the Emma Children’s Hospital/Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam. In 2011, she defended her thesis ‘The role of the renin-angiotensin system in acute lung injury’ at the University of Amsterdam.
After almost 15 years (in January 2016), she moved from the PICU of the Emma Children’s Hospital to the PICU of the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht. Together with Prof. Marry van den Heuvel of the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, she started a research group on pediatric cancer patients at the PICU.
She is currently chair of the PICU Oncology Kids in Europe Research group (POKER), a research consortium comprising of 20 PICU’s which are adhered to large pediatric oncological centers in nine different countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the UK). Our mission is to improve our understanding and our ability to appropriately treat these patients, thereby improving outcomes of children with cancer who are admitted to the PICU.
1988-1993 Medical Biology, Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands Degree: MSc (cum laude)
1991-1995 Medicine, Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands. Degree: MSc (cum laude)
1995-1997 Medical Degree Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands. Degree: MD (cum laude)
1997-2002 Training in pediatrics, University of Leiden (1997-1999) and University of Groningen (2000-2002), The Netherlands
2002-2006 Fellowship pediatric intensive care medicine, Emma Children’s Hospital/Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005-2011 PhD ‘The role of the renin angiotensin system in acute lung injury’, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pediatric cancer patients at the PICU: identifying prognostic factors influencing PICU admission and outcome of pediatric cancer patients.
Chair of POKER (PICU Oncology Kids in Europe Research group) research consortium of ESPNIC (European Society of Paediatric & Neonatol Intensive Care).
Member of European Society of Paediatric & Neonatol Intensive Care
Fellowship and Awards
Funding as Co-PI:
2012 Academic Medical Center Graduate School Scholarship: Impact of age on the pulmonary renin-angiotensin system in acute respiratory distress syndrome (Euro 205K)
2017 Research grant supported by KiKa: Identifying the critically ill pediatric cancer patient. (Euro 590K)