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Liesbeth Winter, MD, PhD

Dr. E.M. (Liesbeth) Winter, MD, PhD, is internist-endocrinologist. She received her MD in 2004 (cum laude, Leiden University), after which she started with a PhD traject in the field of Embryology. In 2009 she completed her PhD with a thesis titled ‘From Cardiogenesis to Cardiac Regeneration; Focus on Epicardium-Derived Cells’. Her PhD was rewarded cum laude. February 2017 she registered as internist-endocrinologist (Leiden University Medical Center, LUMC). Since February 2017 she works as a staff member at the LUMC, mainly focusing on osteoporosis, metabolic bone diseases and calcium/phosphate disturbances.
Dr. Winter conducts a translational research program, investigating bone rhythmicity and glucocorticoid effects on bone. She received a personal grant in 2017 from the Elise Mathilde Fund / Leiden University Fund, for her project ‘Rational corticosteroid therapy: prevention of side effects on bone’.
She is involved in several clinical studies in the field of rare bone diseases such as sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis (SCCH) and osteonecrosis, but also in clinical research on osteoporosis and parathyroid disorders.
She is actively involved in the organisation of the Dutch association for calcium and bone research (NVCB).