Doctor of Medicine, State University, Groningen, Netherlands, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2006.
Resident urology University, St. Radboud, Nijmegen. Captain, general practitioner Royal Dutch Army, Military Hospital, Utrecht, Netherlands, 1992—1995. Resident surgery Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1996—1997.
Resident urology Isala Clinics, Zwolle, Netherlands, 1998—1999. Captain medical unit, 1992-1995, Utrecht.
Member of Golden Glove (associate), Dutch Association Urology (associate), American Urology Association (associate).
Married Hendrika Fransina Miedema, October 18, 1997. Children: Frederique Elisabeth, Sophie Christine.