|Institute||University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU)|
|Organisations||Scientific Advisory Board|
Gerard Pasterkamp, MD, PhD, is a Professor and head of the Experimental Cardiology Laboratory at the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands (UMCU). In addition to being a medical doctor, he has a degree in clinical epidemiology. He serves on many national and international academic boards and institutes. He has a strong scientific track record in the field of arterial remodelling and considered to be a pioneer in the discovery of constrictive remodelling as a determinant of arterial narrowing. In 2002 he envisioned the strategic power of a large scale atherosclerotic biobank (the Athero-Express) containing plaque and plasma samples and associated long-term follow up data.