J.c. (jan C.) Grutters
University Medical Center Utrecht
Jan C. Grutters (1966) studied Medicine at the University of Nijmegen, and was trained in Respiratory Medicine at St. Antonius Hospital Nieuwegein and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 2001 he was awarded an ERS Research Fellowship at the Imperial College and Royal Brompton Hospital London, resulting in the Thesis: ‘Genetic polymorphisms and phenotypes in sarcoidosis’. Since 2002 he works as chest physician at St. Antonius Hospital, where he is head of the Interstitial Long Diseases (ILD) Center of Excellence (currently treating >3000 ILD patients/yr), and UMC Utrecht, where he is member of the Lung Transplant Team. From 2009 to 2011 he was head of training Pulmonology & Tuberculosis at St. Antonius Hospital. In 2010 he was appointed Professor of ILD at University Utrecht. His research focuses on genetics, biomarkers and novel therapies for lung fibrosis, sarcoidosis and ultra-rare ILD such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis and pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. Jan Grutters has been/is supervisor of >20 PhD students, published >200 papers in international scientific journals and books, and is regularly invited as speaker and/or chairman at national and international medical/scientific congresses, seminars and meetings.