Yvan Vandenplas is head of the Department of Pediatrics at the Academic Hospital of the Free University of Brussels. He is a paediatric gastroenterologist with a special interest in gastro-esophageal reflux and nutrition, as well as being an expert in prebiotics and probiotics in paediatric nutrition.
Professor Vandenplas has published over 250 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has given over 500 lectures at international meetings. He has written chapters on gastro-esophageal reflux, probiotics and prebiotics in many pediatric textbooks.
Professor Vandenplas is a reviewer for many journals and is a member of the editorial board of several journals, including the World Journal of Gastroenterology, the Journal of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Nutrition, Current Nutrition and Food Science, Current Nutrition Reviews and Current Pediatric Reviews.