dr. X.Y.Y. Kuijpers - SF

dr. X.Y.Y. Kuijpers - SF

Assistant Professor - medical
dr. X.Y.Y. Kuijpers - SF
  • Cluster D
  • Integral pediatrics patient care

Research Programs

Child Health



Michiel was trained as a medical doctor (2002) and pediatrician (2010) and as a clinical epidemiologist (2009) at the UMC Utrecht. In 2011 he obtained his PhD on his thesis entitled: RSV Bronchiolitis in Healthy Term Infants, Pathogenesis and Prediction. Since 2010 he works as a general pediatrician in the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital (UMC Utrecht) and since 2014 he is head of the section of general en social pediatrics. He is the pediatrician and coordinator of the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome childhood outward patient clinic and studies the heterogeneity and prognostic factors of this syndrome, in close collaboration with colleagues of other pediatric, surgery, psychiatric, psychology and genetics specialties. He is also involved in several further studies on the healthy term birth (amniotic fluid) cohort from his PhD trajectory.

Side Activities

  • member of Infectious Diseases section and Geneticis and Congenital Anomalies section of Dutch Pediatric Association (NVK secties I&I en Erfelijke en Aangeboren Afwijkingen)

  • 2014-present Chair of Working Group on Development of Guideline for central venous catheter use, WKZ

  • 2013-present Chair of Working Group on Pediatric orthopedic care; quality and routing, WKZ

  • 2013-present Pediatrician member of Working Group on Medication, WKZ

Fellowship and Awards

  • 2011-12 PhD Curriculum of Training Upcoming Leaders in Pediatric Science (TULIPS), competitive selection
  • 2011 NVK Masterclass, Prof Dr B Prakken, Prof Dr HJ Verkade, competitive selection

  • 2007 NVK Young Investigators, award best poster presentation

  • 2005 ESPID Fellowship Award

  • 2000 UMC Utrecht Students’ Scientific meeting, 2nd price for oral presentation

  • 1992 Theoretical Mathematics Olympiads, team competition, national winner

  • 1992 Applied Mathematics Olympiads, team competition, national winner

Research Output (34)

22q11.2 deletion syndrome as a human model for idiopathic scoliosis

de Reuver Steven, Homans Jelle F., Schlösser Tom P.C., Houben Michiel L., Deeney Vincent F.X., Crowley Terrence B., Stücker Ralf, Pasha Saba, Kruyt Moyo C., McDonald‐mcginn Donna M., Castelein René M. 20 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Clinical medicine. 10 , p. 1-11

Placenta Pathology From Term Born Neonates With Normal or Adverse Outcome

Nikkels Peter Gj, Evers Annemieke Cc, Schuit Ewoud, Brouwers Hens Aa, Bruinse Hein W, Bont Louis, Houben Michiel L, Kwee Anneke 20 Jan 2021, In: Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society. 24 , p. 121-130 10 p.

‘Iedere kinderarts werkt eigenlijk al volgens het MKS’

Houben ML 1 Sep 2020, In: Kinderarts & Samenleving. 2 p.

An exploratory study on Smith Magenis syndrome::differences in weight and lipid profiles between patients with a 17p11.2 deletion and patients with a RAI1 gene mutation

Houben ML 1 Sep 2020, In: Tijdschrift voor Artsen voor Verstandelijk Gehandicapten. 38 , p. 145-150 10 p.

The role of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome in the relationship between congenital heart disease and scoliosis

Homans Jelle F, de Reuver Steven, Heung Tracy, Silversides Candice K, Oechslin Erwin N, Houben Michiel L, McDonald-McGinn Donna M, Kruyt Moyo C, Castelein René M, Bassett Anne S Jun 2020, In: The Spine Journal. 20 , p. 956-963 8 p.

Psychose en bewegingsstoornissen bij een adolescent met 22q11.2-deletiesyndroom

Zinkstok J R, Velders F, Rieken R, Houben M, Fiksinski A, van Amelsvoort T A M J, Boot E 2020, In: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie. 62 , p. 229-233 5 p.

Scoliosis in association with the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome:an observational study

Homans Jelle F, Baldew Vyaas G M, Brink Rob C, Kruyt Moyo C, Schlösser Tom P C, Houben Michiel L, Deeney Vincent F X, Crowley Terrence B, Castelein René M, McDonald-McGinn Donna M Jan 2019, In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 104 , p. 19-24 6 p.

Growth impairment in Dutch children with 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome

Knobel C., Klomberg Renz, Houben ML, van Santen HM, Bok G. 6 Nov 2018,

Metabolomic Profile of Amniotic Fluid and Wheezing in the First Year of Life—A Healthy Birth Cohort Study

Carraro Silvia, Baraldi Eugenio, Giordano Giuseppe, Pirillo Paola, Stocchero Matteo, Houben Michiel, Bont Louis 1 May 2018, In: Journal of Pediatrics. 196 , p. 264-269.e4

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