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Dr. Sylke Steggerda

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Dr. Sylke Steggerda is a Pediatrician - Neonatologist at Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden (the Netherlands)


Sylke Steggerda, MD, PhD, received her degree from the Medical School in Utrecht. Afterward, she worked as a resident in Pediatric Neurology at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital 

in Utrecht and completed a Pediatric residency and a Neonatology fellowship at the Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands


Since 2006, she works at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Leiden as an all-around neonatologist and consultant in neonatal 

neurology. She is a board member of the Dutch Flemish working party on neonatal neurology and a steering member of the European working party on advanced neonatal cranial ultrasound. She is involved both as an organizer and tutor in multiple international teaching initiatives in neonatal brain imaging.


Sylke obtained her PhD in 2014. Her research focuses on neonatal neuro-imaging (with a special interest in neonatal cranial ultrasonography) and on neonatal cerebellar injury. She is the co-author of the third edition of ‘Neonatal Cranial Ultrasonography’, a handbook on cranial ultrasound in the newborn.

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