MD, PhD, Professor, Cardiologist, and Clinical Director, Department of Cardiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands.
PhD on atrial fibrillation, underlying disease and prognosis. Awarded with a NWO
Rubicon grant in 2009. Postdoctoral fellowship on population genetics and epidemiology in 2010-2011. Awarded NWO Veni grant 2012 for his project on genetics of atrial fibrillation; Awarded the European Society of Cardiology academic grant 2015 for his project on a big data approach in atrial fibrillation. Workpackage leader of CVON-RACE V, RED-CVD, AI and DigiTwin. Steering ice member/PI of RACE 4, V, MARC, MARC 2, VIP-HF and DECISION. Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, leadership committee member of the Functional Genomics and Translational Biology council.