H.P.F. (Hans) Koppeschaar, MD, PhD

H.P.F. (Hans) Koppeschaar, MD, PhD


Hans Koppeschaar is ATIA's medical advisor, he's a specialist in the field of neuro-endocrinology and is part of the multidiscliplinary research teams on FSD and Obesity.




2001 - present

Affiliated with EmotionalBrain and the Alan Turing Institute as medical scientific advisor.

1988 - 2009

From 1988 to 2009 dr. Koppeschaar was Associate Professor of Medicine and tutor Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University Medical Center Utrecht. Over the years he has supervised the training of Internal medicine residents and postdoctoral training in Endocrinology; also 12 graduate students have completed their thesis work under his supervision. 


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University of Amsterdam, MD

Postgraduate training


1974 - 1977

Resident in Internal Medicine


ECFMG exams (USA)


Board certified internal medicine;Consultant Internal Medicine


Doctor in Medicine, PhD thesis: Metabolic responses during modified fasting and refeeding.
The role of thyroid hormone and of catecholamines.

1985 - 1986

Postdoctoral research fellow with prof R.Hall and prof M.Scanlon, Neuroendocrine Unit, University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK


Registration as Internist-Endocrinologist




Nederlandse Internisten 
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Endocrinologie
European Neuroendocrine Association
International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology


International Society for the study of the Aging Male
International Scientific Board K.I.M.S. (International database of adult GH deficient patients)
LRG ( Landelijke registratie groeihormoon volwassenen
Scientific Committee International Study on the longterm effects of tetrahydrolipstatin in Obesity
Committee Gezondheidsraad inzake laag-energetisch voeding
Committee Gezondheidsraad inzake adipositas
Advisory Board Over Gewicht van de Nederlandse Hart
Deelwerkgemeenschap Regulatie van de hypofysefuncties van N.W.O.
Deelwerkgemeenschap Hormonen en voortplantingsfuncties van N.W.O.
Werkgroep Fertiliteitsprognose
Organizing Scientific Committee, European Congress on Obesity Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands, 1992
Organizing Scientific Committee, Sixth International Workshop on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia, June 1997, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands
Organizing Scientific Committee, International Symposium on New Developments in treatment of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity, December 2001
European Commission Committee, Reports on tasks for scientific cooperation. Report of experts participating in Task 7.3  “Collection of data on products intended for use in very-low-calorie diets “ Dublin, Ireland, September 2002
Organizing Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Hormones and Aging, Utrecht, Netherlands, April 2002
Organizing Scientific Committee, Symposium on “Hormonale uitval na traumatisch hersenletsel : “ een onderschat probleem”  Utrecht, Januari 2006
Board member for the Proceedings of the 39th International Symposium GH and Growth Factors in Endocrinology and Metabolism, May 2007, Berlin, Germany
Chairman Adult Clinical Session : Endocrine Incidentalomas; Horm Res, 68(suppl 5): 189-190, 2007
Guest Editor Hormone Research From Developmental Endocrinology to Clinical Research  38th International Symposium on Growth Hormone and Growth Factors in Endocrinology and Metabolism Granada, Spain, April 7-8, 2006 ; Horm Res 67(suppl 1) 1-224 (2007)


Stipendium voor sportgeneeskunde voor onderzoeksvoorstel: "De ontwikkeling van geavanceerde testmethoden tot vaststelling van dreigende overtraining bij topsporters/sters" (auteurs: drs. C. Vervoorn, dr. W. de Vries, dr. H.P.F. Koppeschaar), 1990

18th International Symposium on Growth Hormone and Growth Factors in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 1994. Price for best clinical study: Adpose tissue, assessed by magnetic resonance imaging, in Growth Hormone Deficient Adults: the effect of growth hormone replacement ( auteurs: Y.E.M. Snel, R.J.M. Brummer, M.E. Doerga, P.M.J. Zelissen, C.J.G. Bakker, M.J. Hendriks, H.P.F. Koppeschaar) 

Glenn Foundation Endocrinology and Aging Award. 82th Annual Meeting Endocrine Society, 2000, Toronto: GHRH- and GHRP-2 stimulated Growth Hormone secretion in elderly men after reduction of free fatty acids by acipimox (auteurs: P.S. van Dam, W.R. de Vries, H. Smid, M. Niesink, E. Bolscher, C. Dieguez, F.F. Casanueva en H.P.F. Koppeschaar)  

34th International Symposium GH and Growth Factors in Endocrinology and  Metabolism, Budapest, Hungary, 2002. Price for  best overall ( clinical and preclinical ) study : Cognitive function,selective attention, event-related potentials and 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy in childhood-onset Growth hormone deficiency (authors: P Sytze van Dam, M Lijffijt, A Wittenberg, W.R.de Vries, M L Drent, J van der Grond, M N  Verbaten, J L  Kenemans, A Aleman, W F de Haan, and H.P.F.Koppeschaar)

93 rd  Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, Boston,USA, June, 2011 Outstanding Abstract Award : Does Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy reduce Mortality in Adults with Hormone Deficiency?- Data from the Growth, Dutch National Registry of Growth Hormone Treatment in Adults (authors: Crista C van Bunderen, Caroline van Nieuwpoort, Luci  Arwert, Martijn W. Heymans, Anton A.M.Franken, Hans.P.F.Koppeschaar, Aart J. van der Lely, Madeleine L. Drent)


Nature reviews endocrinology

BMC Psychiatry

European Journal of Endocrinology

Obesity Research

Clinical Endocrinology

International Jounal of Obesity

Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

International Journal of Sports Medicine


NetherlandsJournal of Medicine

Medical and Health Research NWO

Diabetic Medicine, Journal of Diabetes UK

Hormone and Metabolic Research

Growth Hormone and IGF Research


Hormone research in Paediatrics

Archives General Psychiatry

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