Linda de Vries obtained her PhD degree in Utrecht (1987) with Leo van de Brande. The degree was based on data collected during a 4 year research period at the Hammersmith Postgraduate school in London where she worked with Lilly and Victor Dubowitz in the field of Neonatal Neurology. Between 1987 and 1989 she did her Pediatric Neurology fellowship in Leuven with Paul Casaer. Since 1989, she has worked in the department of Neonatology in Utrecht, where she is a professor in Neonatal Neurology since 2001.
Her research focuses on prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome in high risk preterm and full-term newborns, using neurophysiology and neuro-imaging methods. These at risk children are also seen by her in the follow-up clinic until early childhood. She has a special interest in neonatal stroke and brain plasticity. Her work has been published in >300 publications.
She is also an adjunct professor in neonatal neurology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF).