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Like most Dutch people, I bike to work and can't live without cheese. My career path has maybe been somewhat unusual, but it surely is an exciting journey. My undergrad education was in biomedical engineering, followed by medical school (4.0 GPA), a master's in clinical epidemiology (4.0 GPA), and a PhD in medical imaging (cum laude). With my research, I apply new computed tomography technologies into the clinical setting with a focus on cardiovascular and pulmonary imaging. During my PhD, I went to New York City for a Fulbright scholarship at the Mount Sinai Hospital, where I worked on photon-counting CT, high-field strength MRI, and PET/MR. I decided to go back to the Netherlands to gain clinical experience as a physician resident in radiology. This is when I found out that research excites me much more than clinical work. I went to Stanford University with a Niels Stensen Fellowship grant and started to expand my focus to vascular CT imaging. Although I missed the Dutch bread and cheese, the unbeatable Californian weather and my Californian wife made me want to stay. Grants from the American Heart Association, Stanford University and Philips Healthcare gave me the opportunity to extend my stay and gain (more) experience with statistical prediction modeling and machine learning.
Over the last years, I gained leadership experience from active involvement in multiple (inter)national scientific organizations, co-directing educational courses, supervising >15 graduate students, and co-founding Segmed, a Y Combinator and StartX-backed company.
In the meantime, I have published >80 peer-reviewed papers, presented >100 conference abstracts, and have been invited to present >30 lectures at international scientific meetings. I am designated as a Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and an active member of multiple European and North American clinical scientific societies. I am a Junior Deputy Editor at European Radiology. My work has been recognized with awards from the Radiological Society of North America, European Society of Radiology, Society of Thoracic Radiology, European Society of Thoracic Imaging, and more.
My research focuses on improving risk prediction and diagnostic image analysis of cardiovascular diseases using modern computed tomography (CT) detector and image reconstruction technology.
Contact me to learn more about my research projects.
Coronary calcium scoring
Automated image analysis
Spectral CT imaging
CT image reconstruction
Publications See the profiles below for my published papers.