Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences Maastricht University, Maastricht (Netherlands (The))
Dr. Heijman obtained his PhD cum laude (a distinction awarded to <5% of PhDs in The Netherlands) from Maastricht University, The Netherlands in April 2012. During his PhD, he spent 1.5 years at the renowned Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center, Washington University in St. Louis, USA under the supervision of Prof. Rudy. After completing his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Medical Faculty Mannheim, and the Institute of Pharmacology, University Duisburg-Essen (director: Prof. Dobromir Dobrev). In April 2015, Dr. Heijman was recruited back to Maastricht University to strengthen the translational research within the Heart+Vascular Center for their strategic focus area ‘cardiac arrhythmias’, where he is currently working as an associate professor. Dr. Heijman’s research combines experimental and computational methods to investigate the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias.