Prof. dr. Gerard Rongen, DMD organiser

Prof. Dr. Gerard A. Rongen was born on March 5, 1965.
After the Gymnasium B exam (Cum Laude, Norbert College Roosendaal), he went to study Medicine in 1983 at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. In 1990 he graduated cum laude. In 1996 he obtained his PhD cum laude with a thesis entitled "Vascular Pharmacology or adenosine and adenosine 5'-triphosphate in humans' (supervisors: P. Smits and T. Thien, co-supervisor J. Lenders). He was affiliated with the University of Toronto for one year as a Research Fellow (supervisor: Floras JS).


In 2000 he was registered as an internist, in 2003 as a clinical pharmacologist and cardiovascular physician. In 2000 he received a Royal Academy Research Fellowship, and in 2005 the Galen Research Award for his translational research on ischemia-reperfusion injury in humans.


In 2007 he was Clinical Established Investigator of the Dutch Heart Foundation. He coordinates the research theme "Cardiovascular Diseases" within the Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice of the UMC St. Radboud. He is a member of the Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects Arnhem-Nijmegen and coordinates the postgraduate BROK course within the UMC. He is a board member of the Dutch Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmaceutics, member of the executive committee of the European Association of Clinical Pharmacolgy and Therapeutics and member of the organizing committee of the FIGON-Dutch Medicines Days.