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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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PhD student
Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology
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Professor Pediatrics
Heart Failure
Translational cardiology
prof. dr. R.A. (Rudolf) de Boer
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Cardiologist & Head Experimental Cardiology
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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Professor of Health Technology Assessment
Clinical Pharmacology, Drug Utilization Research, diabetes & cardiovascular risk factor treatment.
prof. dr. P. (Petra) Denig
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Professor Drug Utilization Quality
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Professor Cardiology and Thorax Surgery
Cardiology with special attention for electrophysiology and arrhythmias
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Professor
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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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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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professor Experimental Vascular Pathology
Vasculaire Geneeskunde, stolling, antistollingstherapie, trombose, longembolie, atriumfibrilleren, atherosclerose
prof. dr. T.P.W. (Pieter Willem) Kamphuisen
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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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Assistant Professor
microRNA, endothelial dysfunction, endothelial-mesenchymal transition, epigenetics, Ezh2, MAPK7, Erk5, inflammation, endothelial cell, cardiac fibrosis, atherosclerosis, diabetic retinopathy.
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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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Vascular Grafts
Regenerative Medicine
Tissue Engineering
Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells
Extracellular Matrix
Hydrogels
Biomaterials
G. (Gabriel) Liguori
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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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Head of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
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Internist, Vascular Specialist
cardiovascular, renal and respiratory physiology
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Medical Physiologist
Prof. Oudkerk has a broad insight into new imaging modalities. Many of the current and new guidelines are derived from his original work, for example- Diagnostic management strategies for pulmonary embolism- Introduction High Power Gradient Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Introduction of body MRI in Europe- Introduction of the first continuous rotating spiral computed tomography scanner. Prof. Oudkerk for this 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. His research(team) initiated in 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-/ in the field of CT lung cancer screening: Development of a new management strategy for lung cancer screening of the prospective multi-center lung cancer screening study (NELSON) since 2000.-/ in other research fields: 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 are derived from his original work. He has an influential vision on the future of imaging and health care, which has been rewarded with many 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.
Genetic Epidemiology of (risk factors for) cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
prof. dr. H. (Harold) Snieder
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Professor
Cardiology
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Cardiac Fibrosis
Regenerative Medicine
Tissue Engineering
Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells
Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition
Fibroblast Differentiation
Extracellular Matrix
Hydrogels
dr. Y.I.G.V. (Vladimir) Tichelaar
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Post-doctoral Researcher
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Professor
Cardiovascular Diseases, Atherosclerosis, Lipoprotein Metabolism, Cholestrol Efflux Pathways, Inflammation
dr. M. (Marit) Westerterp
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Clinical Pharmacology, Albuminuria, Renal function, Clinical Trials
prof. dr. D. (Dick) de Zeeuw
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Professor; Director GUIDE; Depart of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology
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