Bas Bekkers


Focus areas

  • cardiovasculair imaging


Curriculum vitae

Dr. Sebastiaan (Bas) C.A.M. Bekkers was born in 1967 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. He studied medicine at Maastricht University. He started his cardiology training in 1997 in the Heart+Vascular Center Maastricht UMC+, the Netherlands. He was a research fellow in the field of angiogenesis/arteriogenesis at Krannert Institute, IUPUI, Indianapolis, USA. He obtained a PhD degree at Maastricht University for investigating the characteristics of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in acute and chronic myocardial infarction. From 2003 he is working as a clinical cardiologist with a sub-speciality in echocardiography and CMR at MUMC. His research is mainly focused on the role of cardiovascular imaging in acute coronary syndrome. He is chair of the working group CMR, CT, and nuclear cardiology of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology.