Present position: professor of medicine at the hospital of the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Medical education: University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 1962-1970

Training in internal medicine and endocrinology at the hospital of the Vreje Universiteit of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1972-1977.

PhD thesis in 1981: Testicular hormones and the secretion of LH, FSH and prolactin.

Appointments: since 1979 staff endocrinologist and head of the andrology unit. Apart from purely andrological problems, also disorders of sexual differentiation and transsexualism are treated.

In 1988 appointment as full professor of endocrinology with special Attention for gender problens and psychoneuro-endocrinology.

Since 1982 chairman of the genderteam of the world & rsquo;s largest sex reassignment centre. This centre provides all services needed for sex-reassignment treatment (psychological/psychiatric diagnostic work-up, hormonal and surgical treatment ). Of intersexed and transsexual patients.

Scientific interests. 1) The role of androgens/estrogens in psycho-endocrinology 2) the uole of androgens/estrogens in bone and cardiovascular pathophysiology and the immune system, particularly with regard to aging

Since 1993 chairman of the hospital ethical review board.

Since 1992 scientific advisor to the Dutch Brain Research Institute

Louis Gooren, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Endocrinology´╝îHead, Andrology Unit, Chairman, Genderteam Sex Reassignment Centre, Vrije Universiteit, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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