Doctor of Medicine, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 1978—1985.
Resident, general surgery Havenziekenhuis, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1988—1989, resident neurosurgery Netherlands, 1989—1993. Consultant neurosurgeon Erasmus University, Netherlands, since 1993, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, since 1993.
Member of Dutch Society Endoscopic Surgery, European Association for Research and Treatment of Cancer (associate), Dutch Society Neurosurgeons (associate).
Married Elizabeth Josina den Uil. Children: Ruben Jakob, Valerie Esther, Casper Reinier.