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Research interests

My research interests revolve around minimal invasive treatment of neurological diseases, mostly acute ischemic stroke. I want to optimize endovascular treatment strategies in acute stroke patients. I study optimal treatment strategies by setting up clinical randomized trails and collaborating extensively with national and international study groups in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. I am also interested in optimal patient selection and the cost-effectiveness of patient selection in clinical practice using previously collected clinical and radiological data and model based cost-effectiveness analyses. I study machine learning methods and radiomics in acute ischemic stroke patient characterization to speed up treatment and increase access to advanced treatments for patients that do not present in comprehensive stroke centers. 


Endovascular Thrombectomy, Ischemic Stroke, Haemmorrhagic Stroke,  Interventional Neuroradiology, Machine Learning, Radiomics, Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, On Lupus of The Brain, Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Centre

1 Jul 200425 Nov 2010

Award Date: 25 Nov 2010

Master, Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen

1 Sept 19951 Apr 2002

Award Date: 1 Apr 2002

External positions

Erasmus Medical Center, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

1 Jan 20121 Aug 2017

LUMC, Department of Radiology Leiden University Medical Center Leiden The Netherlands.

1 Jul 20041 Jan 2014

Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Groningen

1 Apr 20021 Nov 2003


  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurovascular Disease
  • R Medicine (General)
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Endovascular Thrombectomy

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