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Niels van Royen
Early career investigator (ECI):
Short biography of member:
Prof. Niels van Royen, MD, PhD
Niels van Royen was born on April 28, 1971 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He went to medical school at the University of Amsterdam. During his medical school he spent a year at Yale University to do research in cardiac imaging with prof. Frans Wackers. After medical school he obtained his PhD under supervision of prof. Jan Piek. During his PhD he worked primarily at the Max Planck Institute (prof. Wolfgang Schaper) and the University of Freiburg (prof. Christoph Bode). After his PhD he did a training in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at the Academic Medical Center (prof. Arthur Wilde). In 2010 he became professor of Interventional Cardiology at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. There he was head of a research group on translational research in repair mechanisms in ischemic heart disease with a focus on collateral artery growth and no reflow.
In 2017 he was appointed as the Head of Department of Cardiology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
Currently he serves as principal investigator of several multi-center clinical studies like the TRANSIENT, CO-ACT and REDUCE-MVI trial. These trials focus on timing of interventional procedures as well as the use of intra-coronary physiology to guide interventional procedures both in stable coronary artery disease as well as acute coronary syndromes. He is active in the IDEAL-consortium, which brings together knowledge on intracoronary physiology from Imperial College, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, AMC and VU University Medical Center.
He is president of the Dutch working group on interventional cardiology. Also he is Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and member of the ESC Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology. He is author of more than 120 publications in peer reviewed journals and has an H-index of 33.