Marc A. Benninga
University of Amsterdam
Prof. Marc Benninga studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After receiving his Medical degree he worked as a research fellow at the department of paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. He performed extensive research on constipation and faecal incontinence in childhood. After his paediatric training in the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital in Utrecht, he performed research at The Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia. During his stay in Adelaide his research focussed on maturation of upper gastrointestinal motility in very young infants. In 1999 he became a staff member in the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam and currently he is the head of the department paediatric gastroenterology & nutrition. The focus of his current clinical and research work is gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, recurrent abdominal pain, functional defecation disorders and inflammatory bowel disease in childhood.