Prof. Errol Alden


Bert is Professor of Paediatrics a

Dr. Errol Alden serves as President-Elect of the International Pediatric Association. 

After serving as chairman and Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, he joined the staff of the American Academy of Pediatrics where he was the CEO of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He has published over 100 articles, abstracts, commentaries and chapters.

Over his extensive career, Dr. Alden has earned numerous awards and honors.  He received the Joseph St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award, the only award for leadership in medical education given by the entire pediatric community.

He is a graduate of the Ohio State University from which he received the Distinguished Medical Alumni Award.

He completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and a Fellowship in Neonatology at the University of Washington, Seattle.

t LMU – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany and heads the Div. Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine, Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Univ. of Munich Medical Centre.

He is author of 1022 journal articles (Web of Science: Citations 24 505, H-index 79), 223 book chapters, and 39 books/monographies.

Bert is President, Federation Int Soc of Paediatr Gastroenterol, Hepatol & Nutrition (; Past-President, Eur Soc Paediatr Gastroenterol, Hepatol & Nutrition; President-Elect, Int Soc Res Human Milk & Lactation; Treasurer, United Eur Gastroenterol; Chair Tertiary Care Council, Eur. Academy of Paediatrics Strategic Nutrition Advisor and Standing Committee Member, International Paediatric Associaton; Chair, Committee on Nutrition, German Society of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (DGKJ); and Board Member, Biomedical Alliance in Europe.

His research grant funding exceeded 20 mio.€ since the year 2000 was provided by the EU Framework Programmes 5, 6, 7 & H2020, European Research Council, German Research Council, German Federal Ministry Education & Research, governments of Bavaria and Norway, US National Institutes of Health and other funding bodies.

He has been acting as Co-ordinator of the EU funded projects CHOP, PIANAO, EARNEST, and EarlyNutrition and the EU Erasmus+ Projects Early Nutrition eAcademy South East Asia and Capacity Building to Improve Early Nutrition and Health in South Africa.

He is member of the grant review board medicine, German Research Council and chairs their Clinical Trial grant review board. Bert is Editor in Chief of Ann Nutrition & Metabolism and of World Rev Nutrition & Dietetics, and Associate Editor of Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metabol Care and Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde.

He has been acting as Scientific Advisor to the German Federal Government, the Innovation Initiative of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the World Health Organisation, and other national and international governmental bodies and organisations.

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