First Name: Oei
Last Name: H.L.D.W.
Member Since: 2018
City: Rotterdam


Ling Oei received her MD from Leiden University in 2009 and her PhD from Erasmus University in 2016. She was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford University in 2013. She assisted Dr. M.C. Zillikens as a clinical resident in the Erasmus MC's Bone Centre and started internist-endocrinologist training in 2014. She has co-led large-scale consortia projects for genome-wide association studies of osteoporosis describing discovery of over seventy loci for osteoporosis(-related traits) and fracture risk.

Her epidemiological studies look into bone disease subtypes and deeper characterisation of processes underlying fractures, including bone disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The radiological scoring of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the Rotterdam Study has uncovered huge differences between methods. The landmark paper appeared in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Concomitantly, she has started systematic assessments for non-fracture deformities for optimisation of quality and efficiency of vertebral assessments.

She has also successfully applied findings to individual clinical patients and found wrongly diagnosed vertebral fractures or genetic causes for osteoporosis requiring different medical management, as published in case series.

Currently, dr. Oei is employed as an internal medicine-endocrinology fellow in-training and assistant professor at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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- Areas Of Expertise: Ageing, Bone Density, Bone Strength, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Trials, Computer Tomography, DXA, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Image Analysis, Imaging, Osteoporosis, Physiology, Qualitative Research, Rare Bone Diseases, Statistics, and Translational Medicine
- Favorite statistical software: R
- Favorite Cell: Osteoblast
- Favorite Protein: Sclerostin
- Best technical skill: Meta-analysis
- Best knowledge: Genetics and radiological diagnosis of osteoporotic fractures
- Hated technique: None?
- Research goal: To improve care for patients with bone diseases by translating epidemiological, radiological and genetic research findings.
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- Favorite dish: Oosterschelde lobster
- Favorite place to live: Stanford
- Best sport skill: Wushu
- Worst performance: "doing nothing"
- Free time activity: =BABY
- Favorite quote: He who knows others is wise, he who knows himself is enlightened.