Doctor of Medicine, University Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, University Groningen, The Netherlands, 1999.
Resident in cardiologist St. Antonius Hospital, Niewegein, Netherlands, 1997—2003. Staff member University Medical Center, Groningen, Netherlands, since 2003, head heart failure research, Thoraxcenter Netherlands, 2004, head department echocardiography Netherlands, 2006. Associate professor University Medical Center, since 2006.
Lecturer in field.
Member of Royal Dutch Science Society (board directors), Dutch Society Vascular Medicine, Dutch Society Cardiology (board directors working group pharmacotherapy, president working group heart failure).
Married Christine Pette, September 23, 2000. Children: Coen, Gijs, January.