About Ling Oei

Curriculum Vitae

Hwee Ling Dian Widyarini Oei (Chinese name: 黄慧玲 Huáng Huì Líng) was born on October 27th, 1983 in Gouda, The Netherlands. Daughter of Yok Kong Oei and Liliana Oei-Kusumadewi; and eldest sister to Hwee Fang Dharma Suryiani. She grew up in Bodegraven and enjoyed primary education at the Willibrord School, attended grammar school at the Coornhert Gymnasium in Gouda.

Subsequently, she received her Medical Doctor training at Leiden University and at the same time she obtained Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chinese Studies, also at Leiden University. During 2004-2005 she studied at Beijing University in China with a joint scholarship from the Chinese government and Nuffic (Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education). After spending the last four months of her medical training at Leiden University Medical Center's Department of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, she obtained her Doctor in Medicine degree in December 2009. In 2010 she started a Ph.D. track at Erasmus University in Rotterdam under supervision of Drs. A.G. Uitterlinden and F. Rivadeneira, for which the thesis is expected to be completed in 2014.

In 2010 she was awarded the American Society of Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR) Young Investigator Award and in 2012 she won the Dutch Society for Calcium and Bone Metabolism Best Presentation Award. Further, she received multiple travel grants to visit international meetings and present her scientific work from Erasmus University Trust Fund, Endocrine Fellows Foundation/American Diabetes Association (EFF/ADA), American Society of Bone Mineral Research (ASBMR), Gordon Research Conference, European Calcified Tissue Society, Dutch Association of Endocrinology - Goodlife Healthcare and Novartis. In parallel, she completed an M.Sc. in Health Sciences (specialization: Genetic Epidemiology) at Erasmus University from 2010-2012. Additionally, Dr. Oei assisted Dr. M.C. Zillikens as a resident in the outpatient clinic of Erasmus MC's department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology. She is married to Edwin Hong Gwan Oei.

Currently, Ling Oei is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University, Department of Genetics, Snyder lab.


1995-2002 Coornhert Gymnasium (grammar school), Gouda, The Netherlands Diploma 2002 (cum laude)
2002-2009 Faculty of Medicine, Leiden University, The Netherlands MD (Medical Doctor) degree 2009
2002-2006 Faculty of Chinese Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree 2006
2004-2005 Peking (Beijing) University, China
2006-2009 Faculty of Chinese Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands MA (Master of Arts) degree 2009
2010-2012 Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Erasmus University, The Netherlands MSc (Master of Science) degree 2012
2010-2014 (exp) Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus University MC, The Netherlands PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
2013 Department of Genetics, Stanford University, California, USA Postdoctoral Research Fellow