Prof. Dr. Dirk A. A. Pevernagie

Vice-President (Clinical)

Phone: +32 93322611

Associate Professor
Dept. of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Ghent University Senior staff member
Dept. of Respiratory Diseases and Sleep Medicine Centre
Ghent University Hospital

Corneel Heymanslaan 10 (address of both institutes)
9000 Gent

Dirk Pevernagie is a pulmonologist and ESRS certified somnologist who is currently working at the Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital.

He obtained his PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 1994 with a thesis on ‘Body position and OSA’ based on research performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA. He has served the Belgian Association for Sleep research and Sleep medicine (BASS) as president from 2000-2008. He has been a (founding) board member of the Dutch Society for Sleep Medicine (SVNL) from 2016 – 2019. Being a member of the ESRS since 1992, he was coopted to the ESRS board from 2006 – 2010 in the capacity of delegate from the Assembly of National Sleep Societies. Recently, he has been serving the ESRS as the chair of the Sleep Medicine Committee and member of the Educational Committee and Examination Subcommittee. He is past director of the Sleep Medicine Centre at Kempenhaeghe, Heeze, The Netherlands.

His main interest is to contribute to the development of sleep medicine as an interdisciplinary and integrative professional domain, accessible to health workers of various disciplines.

Expertise: Clinical sleep medicine:
Keywords: sleep medicine, sleep disorders, sleep-disordered breathing

January 27, 2021


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