Liesbeth van Rossum

Professor, Obesity and Stress Hormone Research

Erasmus University Medical Centre


Prof Liesbeth van Rossum, MD PhD, is internist-endocrinologist and professor in the field of obesity and stress hormone research at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She is also co-founder of the Obesity Center CGG, an internationally recognised academic centre of obesity management. 

Prof Van Rossum holds various societal and board positions, amongst the European lead of Obesity, Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism of the European Society for Endocrinology, and president of the Partnership Overweight Netherlands, advising the Dutch Ministry of Health on obesity policy. 

She has received multiple international awards and grants for her scientific research, is a frequently invited speaker on scientific congresses, (inter)national media, and published with colleague Mariette Boon an international award-winning book “FAT, the secret organ”.