Head of the Pediatric Endocrinology, Sophia Children's Hospital (NL)

Erica LT van den Akker is head of Pediatric Endocrinology at the department of Pediatrics Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Erasmus University and cofounder of the Obesity Clinic CGG, which is a national referral centre specialized in diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with genetic, syndromic and hypothalamic obesity.

Research is focusing on clinical and translational projects on diagnostics and treatment of (genetic) obesity and on corticosteroid diagnostics and monitoring in children. She is member of the ESPE clinical practice committee, ESPE representative in the advisory board of RareEndoERN and participating member in the RareEndoERN main thematic group 5 on growth and obesity.