Doctor of Medicine, Medical University, Leiden, 1994. Doctor of Philosophy, Medical University, Leiden, 1994.
Staff member Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2003—2004. Research fellow University Perugia, Italy, 2004—2005. Assistant professor Academy Medical Center, Amsterdam, 2006.
Member of American Heart Association.
Married Willemijn M. Botermans, July 6, 1996. Children: Bastijn Thomas, Florien Willemijn, Jula Bloem.