Prof. Dr. J. Wouter Jukema
Professor J. Wouter Jukema is head of the department of cardiology at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands and Board Member of the Netherlands Heart Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is professor of cardiology and medicine since 2005 with a special focus on atherothrombosis and regenerative medicine. He completed his cardiology training at the LUMC and went on to his doctoral thesis at the Netherlands Heart Institute in Utrecht (1996). He completed his training with a fellowship provided by the European Society of Cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is a past established clinical investigator of the Netherlands Heart Foundation and founding director of the Durrer Center for Cardiovascular Research in Amsterdam. He is currently the chairman of vascular medicine at the Leiden University Medical Center as well as co-chairman of the Dutch Atherosclerosis Society. Prof. Jukema has been the principal investigator of several major national and international interventional cardiology and atherothrombosis studies and the holder of multiple major European Union grants. His current research interests, which comprise the majority of topics in his more than 1000 peer-reviewed articles (with many in top journals like New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Nature Genetics, Nature Reviews, Science, Circulation, and European Heart Journal), focus on vascular biology, lipids, atherothrombosis, genetics and interventional cardiology in pre-clinical and clinical studies. His Web of Science citation H-index is > 120 with more than 150,000 citations.