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Staff members with discipline Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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J.L.C. (Josephine) Anderson
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j.l.anderson umcg.nl
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Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology
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r.m.f.berger umcg.nl
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Professor Pediatrics
dr. C.A. (Cristóbal) Bertoglio
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c.a.bertoglio rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
Heart Failure
Translational cardiology
prof. dr. R.A. (Rudolf) de Boer
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r.a.de.boer umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5340
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Cardiologist & Head Experimental Cardiology
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j.h.buikema umcg.nl
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Assistant professor
Medical Technology Assessment comprises economic evaluation in health care, ethical and legal issues as well as issues regarding implementation and reimbursement of innovative technologies.
prof. dr. E. (Erik) Buskens
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e.buskens umcg.nl
+31 50 361 4343
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Professor of Health Technology Assessment
Molecular Biology
Ageing Biology
Stem Cell Biology
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine
F.E. (Frits) Deiman
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f.e.deiman umcg.nl
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PhD candidate
Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Utilization Research, diabetes & cardiovascular risk factor treatment.
prof. dr. P. (Petra) Denig
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p.denig umcg.nl
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Professor Drug Utilization Quality
S. Dijkstra, MSc
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s.dijkstra01 umcg.nl
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t.ebels umcg.nl
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Professor Cardiology and Thorax Surgery
Cardiology with special attention for electrophysiology and arrhythmias
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i.c.van.gelder umcg.nl
+31 50 361 1327
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Professor
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w.h.van.gilst umcg.nl
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Head of Experimental Cardiology
I am an interventional cardiologist and scientist. My clinical work includes the percutaneous treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease, including acute myocardial infarction.

My translational research focusses on the analysis of big and complex data (e.g. genetic, ehr, imaging), including the use of machine learning and cloud computing, to improve our understanding and the early detection of coronary artery disease and heart failure. To this end we use large population based cohorts, including the Dutch PREVEND and LifeLine cohorts and the UK Biobank. Data on my "omics" research can be found our my website: www.cardiomics.net

In my clinical translational research I am also working on advanced image analysis, device interventions, machine learning, deep learning, and e/mHealth to further improve and personalize care for our patients. Currently ongoing diagnostic imaging studies in include the REPLACE-IT (replacement of invasive coronary angiography) and the EARLY-SYNERGY (early detection of obstructive coronary artery disease; www.early-synergy.nl) studies. Currently interventional studies include the GIPS-IV, AXES and MRI-MC studies.

Many of my projects based on collaborations with the most influential and creative individuals and research groups in the world.
prof. dr. P. (Pim) van der Harst
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p.van.der.harst umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2355
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Scientific Director Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Vascular remodeling in chronic diseases such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and solid organ transplants
prof. dr. J.L. (Jan-Luuk) Hillebrands
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j.l.hillebrands umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2875
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professor Experimental Vascular Pathology
Vasculaire Geneeskunde, stolling, antistollingstherapie, trombose, longembolie, atriumfibrilleren, atherosclerose
prof. dr. T.P.W. (Pieter Willem) Kamphuisen
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p.w.kamphuisen umcg.nl
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Internist specialised in vascular medicine, head vascular medicine
Obesity, aging and associated diseases (insulin resistance, type 2 Diabetes, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetic cardiomyopathy) with specific emphasis on the role of fatty acid metabolism and metabolic inflammation in mice.
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d.p.y.koonen umcg.nl
+31 50 361 9057
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Assistant Professor
Insulin resistance and related disorders.
Development and conduct of long term randomized controlled trials in patients with insulin resistance during early and advanced type 2 diabetes (POEM and HOME studies) to improve clinically relevant, metabolic and vascular outcomes.
Healthy aging, and early healthy aging.
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adriaan.kooy umcg.nl
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Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Endothelial cells, endothelial dysfunction, endothelial-mesenchymal transition, mitochondrial dysfunction, mitochondrial medicines, microRNA, epigenetics,  inflammation, heart failure, cardiac fibrosis, atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, (diabetic) retinopathy, kidney disease.
dr. G. (Guido) Krenning
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g.krenning umcg.nl
+31 50 361 5181
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Assistant Professor
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j.a.kuivenhoven umcg.nl
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Associate Professor and Principal Investigator
Vasculaire Geneeskunde:
- Hypertensie
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Hypercholesterolemie
- Premature atherosclerose
- Perifeer vaatlijden
- Cardiovasculaire schade door kankerbehandeling
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j.d.lefrandt umcg.nl
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Vascular Grafts
Regenerative Medicine
Tissue Engineering
Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells
Extracellular Matrix
Hydrogels
Biomaterials
G. (Gabriel) Liguori
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g.liguori umcg.nl
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PhD Researcher
General Adult Cardiac Surgery, with specific interest in off-pump coronary surgery, valve sparing surgery and surgery of the thoracic aorta. Thoracic transplantation surgery. Research and developement of new medical devices in collaboration with the TU Twente and Demcon, Advanced Mechatronics.
prof. dr. M. (Massimo) Mariani
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m.mariani umcg.nl
+31 50 361 3238
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Head of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
J. (Jill) Moser
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j.moser umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0229
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Assistant Professor
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d.j.mulder umcg.nl
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Internist, Vascular Specialist
Professor Oudkerk is professor of Radiology at the University of Groningen, Chief Scientific Officer of the Institute for Diagnostic Accuracy- iDNA (formerly of the Center of Medical Imaging Norht East Netherlands (CMI-NEN) , NWO research Center of Exellence) and the principal investigator for Radiology of the NELSON lung cancer detection study. Founder and past president of the European Society of Cardiac Radiology and former Chairman of Radiology departments of DDHK Erasmus MC Rotterdam and University Medical Center Groningen. Prof. Oudkerk has a broad insight into new imaging modalities, algorithms and strategies. He is ranked as one the most influential researchers in Radiology in Europe (2019). For his research work he received prestigious grants such as ERC advanced grant, Royal Academy of Sciences of the Netherlands (KNAW), Ministry of Science and Technology of China, NWO, KWF, NKB grants etc.He is lead investigator of the NELSON lungcancer detection study, the ROBINSCA study for coronary disease detection, NELCIN B3 study in China focusing on Lungcancer , coronary artery disease and pulmonary disease  in one imaging test. Many of the current and new guidelines are derived from his original work. For example- Diagnostic management strategies for pulmonary embolism, lungcancer screening, imaging of the myocardial ischaemic cascade etc-furthermore the introduction of High Power Gradient Magnetic Resonance Imaging and body MRI in Europe- Introduction of the first continuous rotating spiral computed tomography scanner. Prof. Oudkerk was invited as a member of the medical advisory board of Siemens AG, Germany for development of the first continuous rotating spiral CT and has been part of this board until the development of the current volume multi-detector CT scanners pushing forward the need for higher temporal resolutions in CT scanning comparable with EBT. With his researchteam he initiated the field of CT coronary imaging; / EBT coronary angiography- use of volume rendering for cardiac CT- fly-through coronary arteries on CT (CT angioscopy)- MDCT coronary angiography- 4D MDCT coronary visualization- MDCT thrombus detection in ACS- and he initiated in the field of CT lung cancer screening new management strategies for early lung cancer detection of the prospective multi-center lung cancer screening study (NELSON) since 2000. Other research activities are non-invasive testing of coronary atherosclerosis ( by- passing more than 20 indirect tests), imaging of  liver metastasis, coronary calcium scoring, vena cava stenting, MR infarct imaging, CT recognition of acute aortic dissection, infusion rate of contrast agents in small bowel imaging /, as well as the concept of high power gradient body MR generating many spin-off scientific publications. He has an influential vision on the future of imaging and health care, which has been rewarded with international awards and invitations to lecture on (inter-)national platforms Prof. Oudkerk has achieved to independently receive external financing for several research projects.  Cooperation with international partners throughout the world (among others, England, Poland, USA, China) in multidisciplinary multi-center studies. Prof. Oudkerk is inspiring many (inter-)national students to start their PhD research in his department, resulting in several PhD defenses per year.Prof Oudkerk published more than 555 peer reviewed articles, is cited over 20,000 times with an H-index >70 (Scopus June 2019). Key publications in NEJM, Lancet, Thorax, Circulation, JACC, Eur Heart, Radiology, Lancet Oncology, etc.
prof. dr. M. (Matthijs) Oudkerk
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m.oudkerk rug.nl
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Professor of Radiology
Atriumfibrilleren
Hartfalen
Implanteerbare cardiale devices
prof. dr. M. (Michiel) Rienstra
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m.rienstra umcg.nl
+31 50 361 2355
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c.shi umcg.nl
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Cardiovasculair
Botdichtheid
Genetic Epidemiology of (risk factors for) cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
prof. dr. H. (Harold) Snieder
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h.snieder umcg.nl
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Professor
Cardiology
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n.suthahar umcg.nl
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Cardiac Fibrosis
Regenerative Medicine
Tissue Engineering
Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells
Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition
Fibroblast Differentiation
Extracellular Matrix
Hydrogels
T. (Tácia) Tavares de Aquinas
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t.tavares.de.aquinas umcg.nl
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Ph.D. Candidate
dr. Y.I.G.V. (Vladimir) Tichelaar
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y.tichelaar umcg.nl
+31 50 361 0225
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Post-doctoral Researcher
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d.j.van.veldhuisen umcg.nl
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Professor
Cardiovascular Diseases, Atherosclerosis, Lipoprotein Metabolism, Cholestrol Efflux Pathways, Inflammation
dr. M. (Marit) Westerterp
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m.westerterp umcg.nl
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Clinical Pharmacology, Albuminuria, Renal function, Clinical Trials
prof. dr. D. (Dick) de Zeeuw
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d.de.zeeuw umcg.nl
+31 50 361 7877
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Professor;Depart of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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