He obtained his MD at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was then a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Neurosurgery and Internal Medicine at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam; he initiated his metabolic neurochemical research in collaboration with the Delft University of Technology, (both in the Netherlands), earning his Ph.D. with his thesis on hepatic encephalopathy.
He joined the Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Group of the Department of Surgery of Maastricht University, NL, as Assistant Professor, and was appointed Associate Professor in 2000. He has focused his research on (inter-)organ protein and amino acid metabolism, using animals (mice, rats, pigs), healthy humans, and patients with various acute and chronic diseases, including (pre)diabetes, cancer, COPD, sepsis, liver and gut failure. He has been PI of many federal and industry-sponsored research projects.
He moved to UAMS, Little Rock in 2006 and became Professor of Geriatrics in the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. He has now moved to his present position at Texas A&M. He continuously supervises Ph.D. students, and is co-organizer of a number of international post-graduate courses. Since 1988, he is an active member of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ESPEN) and chaired the scientific committee from 2000 – 2005. Since 2006, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the society’s journals: Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition ESPEN and Clinical Nutrition Supplements. Please click here for Dr. Deutz’s publications.