Prof Dr Dirk Kuypers is Chair of the Department of Nephrology and Director of the Renal Transplantation Program at the University Hospitals Leuven. He is professor of Medicine and Head of the Laboratory of Nephrology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at the University of Leuven, Belgium.
His clinical and translational research is focused on (personalized) immunosuppressive therapy, (clinical pharmacology of) immunosuppressive compounds and renal allograft surveillance using protocol biopsies and (bio)markers of allograft status and acute alloimmune and chronic allograft dysfunction. He has participated in more than 70 clinical studies.
Professor Kuypers is the immediate past President of the Belgian Society of Nephrology and Chair of the Kidney-Pancreas Committee of the Belgian Transplantation Society. Between 2012-2016 he was European Councilor of The Transplantation Society. He is currently the TTS Chair of the TTS-ISN Transplant Center Sister Program. In 2017 professor Kuypers was elected International Board member A of Eurotransplant. He is editorial board member of
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Transplantation Reviews and Current Clinical Pharmacology and associate editor of Transplantation. Professor Kuypers has published more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has authored several book chapters.