Richard Feelders MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Endocrinology, Erasmus University Medical Center

Richard Feelders, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Coordinator of the ENETS GEPNeuroendocrine Tumor Center. Dr. Feelders graduated with a medical degree in 1993 from Erasmus University and trained in internal medicine at Maasstad Hospital Rotterdam and Erasmus Medical Center. He received his PhD at Erasmus University in 1999 and completed a fellowship in Endocrinology from Erasmus Medical Center. In 2012, Dr. Feelders was a Visiting Professor at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He is currently Chair of the Academic Center of Expertise for Adrenal and Neuroendocrine Disease Rotterdam and Director of the Endocrinology Training Program. Since 2019, he is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York University.

Dr. Feelders’ main fields of patient care and scientific interest are the pathophysiology and treatment of pituitary adenomas, adrenal disorders, and neuroendocrine tumors, with a focus on the diagnosis and medical treatment of Cushing's syndrome. He conducts translational studies with in vitro assessment of hormone receptor expression by endocrine tumors, evaluation of efficacy of new compounds, and search for new therapeutic targets. In addition, Dr. Feelders is a principal investigator for a large number of both investigator-initiated and industry-funded trials, and a main partner in the European Registry on Cushing’s Syndrome. He is the author of more than 240 peer-reviewed articles and medical papers, as well as 9 book chapters, and is an internationally recognized lecturer, with presentations at the annual meetings of the Endocrine Society and the European Congress of Endocrinology.