Hanno Pijl is an internist-endocrinologist at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). He is a professor of Diabetology at the same institution since 2007. He practices internal medicine and coauthored over 300 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, primarily related to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
He has been a member of the Dutch Health Council (standing committee on nutrition) from 2008-2016. He is former president (2014-2017) of the Dutch Obesity Partnership, an umbrella organization connecting all stakeholders involved in obesity care in the Netherlands. He is co-founder and member of the Management Team of the Dutch Innovation center for Lifestyle Medicine (www.lifestyle4health.nl
), a joint effort of LUMC and the Dutch Organisation of Applied Science (TNO), focusing on lifestyle interventions in health care. His main scientific interest concerns the myriad relationships between our way of life and the pandemic of chronic disease that we are faced with.