Linda J. De Meirleir MD, PhD is Professor of Pediatric Neurology and Metabolic Diseases. Dr. De Meirleir received her MD at the Free University of Brussels in 1979. She then completed her specialization in Neuropsychiatry in 1984 in Brussels. Her further training included a Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology at HSC Toronto (1984/5) and a Foreign Research Fellowship Award from the HSC Foundation (1985/6). She subsequently obtained her PhD in Neuropediatric Sciences in the clinical and molecular characterization of Pyruvate dehydrogenase E1-alpha deficiency in 1993.
Linda De Meirleir
Professor and Head of Pediatric Neurology and Metabolic Diseases, Dept. of Pediatrics, Vrie Universiteit Brussels, UZ Brussel Laarbeeklaan 101 1090 Brussels Belgium
Dr. De Meirleir received her specialization in Pediatric Neurology in 1997 at the Free University of Brussels. She is currently the Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Metabolic Diseases at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. Her primary area of research is focused on the intensive investigation of inborn errors of metabolism resulting in congenital lactic acidosis syndromes including the clinical, biochemical and molecular investigation of mitochondrial respiratory chain defects and pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency and lysosomal diseases. Administratively, she is an active elected Board Member of the European Pediatric Neurology