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J. Wouter Jukema, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, is Professor of Cardiology, an established Clinical Investigator of the Netherlands Heart Foundation, as well as Chairman of “Leiden Vascular Medicine” at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) in the Netherlands. He received his medical degree from the Free University School of Medicine in Amsterdam and completed his training at the LUMC. He is also founding director of the Durrer Center for Cardiogenetic Research in Amsterdam.
He started his research with the conduction of the Angiographic Coronary Atherosclerosis Trial “REGRESS”, at the Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of The Netherlands in Utrecht.
Nowadays his interests, which comprise the majority of topics for his >500 peer reviewed publications focus on the field of athero-thrombosis and include interventional cardiology as well as atherosclerosis research (vascular biology, lipids, diabetes and genetics) in humans and in transgenic animals.
Prof. Jukema is principal investigator in several interventional/athero-thrombosis studies, a member of various national and international athero-thrombosis boards and holder of multiple major (a.o. EU) grants.
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