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Freek W A Verheugt

University Hospital, Nijmegen, and Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Freek Verheugt, MD, FESC, FACC, FAHA, is professor of cardiology at the Heart-Lung Centre of the University Medical Centre of Nijmegen and chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis.

Professor Verheugt graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1974 and wrote a thesis on platelet and granulocyte antigens and antibodies.  He trained in cardiology at the Thoraxcenter of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.  Professor Verheugt has served as professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, USA, and at the Free University in Amsterdam.  He was president of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology from 1999 to 2001.

Professor Verheugt has published more 400 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and European Heart Journal, of which he is an editorial board member.  He is an editorial adviser of Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Circulation.  Professor Verheugt has more than 14,000 citations.  His main fields of scientific interest are pharmacological and interventional treatments of acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation.