Meindert Palmen

Meindert Palmen graduated from Medical School at Maastricht University in 2001 (cum laude) and finished his PhD thesis on “Growth Factors in Myocardial Ischemia” in 2003. He started his residency in cardio-thoracic surgery at the Maastricht University Medical Centre in 2003 and was registered as a cardiothoracic surgeon in 2009. He moved to Leiden University Medical Centre in 2009, and works as a consultant in cardiothoracic surgery under the auspices Professor Robert Klautz. His main surgical fields of interest are mitral valve reconstruction, mechanical circulatory support and transcatheter valve therapies.