Alexander Vrancken

A Vrancken

Dr. Alexander Vrancken

  • neuromuscular disorders
  • environmental risks
  • from research to care
+31 88 755 1546/1881


Alexander Vrancken studied Pharmacy and Medicine, and obtained his PhD degree at Utrecht University (2007). The thesis involved strategies for diagnosis and treatment of chronic axonal polyneuropathies, with emphasis on chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy and non-systemic vasculitic neuropathy. Part of this research was carried out at Hôpital Le Kremlin-Bicêtre in Paris.
Since 2007 he works as neurologist/clinical neurophysiologist at the UMC Utrecht, and has specialized in neuromuscular diseases.
The current line of research involves unravelling the etiology of chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy.

Research line and group

Research line
Number of PhD students

Personal fellowships and awards

  • Research Grant Prinses Beatrix Fonds (2007-2012)
  • Neuromuscular Fellowship Prinses Beatrix Fonds (2008-2009)
  • Fellowship European Neurological Society (2000-2001)

Most recent key publications

  • Visser NA, Vrancken AFJE, van der Schouw YT, van den Berg LH, Notermans NC. Chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy is associated with the metabolic syndrom. Diabetes Care 2013; 36(4):817-22
  • Wadman RI, Vrancken AFJE, van den Berg LH, van der Pol WL. Dysfunction of the neuromuscular junction in spinal muscular atrophy types 2 and 3. Neurology 2012; 79(20):2050-5
  • Collins MP, Dyck PJ, Gronseth GS, Guillevin L, Hadden RD, Heuss D, Léger JM, Notermans NC, Pollard JD, Said G, Sobue G, Vrancken AFJE, Kissel JT; Peripheral Nerve Society. Peripheral Nerve Society Guideline on the classification, diagnosis, investigation, and immunosuppressive therapy of non-systemic vasculitic neuropathy: executive summary. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System 2010; 15(3):176-84
  • Vrancken AFJE, Notermans NC, Wokke JHJ, Franssen H. The realistic yield of lower leg SNAP amplitudes and SRAR in the routine evaluation of chronic axonal polyneuropathies. Journal of Neurology 2008;255(8):1127-35
  • Vrancken AFJE, Franssen H, Wokke JHJ, Teunissen LL, Notermans NC. Chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy and successful aging of the peripheral nervous system in the elderly. Archives of Neurology 2002;59:533-540