Doctor of Medicine, University Utrecht, Netherlands, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Utrecht, Netherlands, 1998.
Neuroradiologist St. Elisabeth Ziekenhuis, Tilburg, Netherlands, since 1987. Professor interventional neuroradiology University Amsterdam, Netherlands, since 2002. 1st lieutenant Dutch armed forces, 1981-1982.
Son of Frits van Rooij and Trees Reinders. Married Ank Broere, September 16, 1983. Children: Sanne, Willem Jan, Marlou.