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Rudolf de Boer is Chair and Professor of Cardiology at the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. His clinical and research interests include heart failure, with a specialty in cardiogenetics, cardio-oncology, obesity, diabetes, HFpEF and biomarkers. He has served as the president of the Heart Failure Working Group of the Dutch Society of Cardiology, been a board member of the Heart Failure Association (HFA), and currently is the President-Elect of the Dutch Cardiac Society. He has been an associate editor of the European Journal of Heart Failure and now is an associate editor of the European Heart Journal (section Heart Failure).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Postdoctoral fellowship Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

1 Jul 20021 Jul 2003

Award Date: 1 Jul 2003

PhD, Neurohormonal activation, angiogenesis, and heart failure.

1 Jul 199812 Jun 2002

Award Date: 12 Jun 2002

Master, Medical doctor (MD), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

1 Sept 19911 Jul 1998

Award Date: 1 Jul 1998

Master, Hemocompatibility and cardiac prosthetic devices, University of Utah

1 Apr 19951 May 1996

Award Date: 1 May 1996

External positions

Heart Failure Association (HFA) board member, European Society of Cardiology

1 Apr 20141 Sept 2020

Dutch Cardiac Society, Dutch Cardiac Society (NVVC)

30 Apr 2001 → …


  • R Medicine (General)


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