P.G. Postema PhD

Medical Specialist
Main activities
Patient care
Cardiologist-electrophysiologist, ECES, ECDS
Focus of research

Sudden death

Key publications
  • Postema Pieter G., van Dessel Pascal F. H. M., Kors Jan A., Linnenbank Andre C., van Herpen Gerard, Ritsema van Eck Henk J., van Geloven Nan, de Bakker Jacques M. T., Wilde Arthur A. M., Tan Hanno L. Local Depolarization Abnormalities Are the Dominant Pathophysiologic Mechanism for Type 1 Electrocardiogram in Brugada Syndrome A Study of Electrocardiograms, Vectorcardiograms, and Body Surface Potential Maps During Ajmaline Provocation Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2010;55 (8):789-797 [PubMed]
  • Wilde Arthur A. M., Postema Pieter G., Di Diego José M., Viskin Sami, Morita Hiroshi, Fish Jeffrey M., Antzelevitch Charles The pathophysiological mechanism underlying Brugada syndrome Depolarization versus repolarization Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology 2010;49 (4):543-553 [PubMed]
  • Postema Pieter G., Wolpert Christian, Amin Ahmad S., Probst Vincent, Borggrefe Martin, Roden Dan M., Priori Silvia G., Tan Hanno L., Hiraoka Masayasu, Brugada Josep, Wilde Arthur A. M. Drugs and Brugada syndrome patients: Review of the literature, recommendations, and an up-to-date website ( Heart rhythm 2009;6 (9):1335-1341 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae


  • 2017 – present. Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Department of Cardiology. Cardiologist-electrophysiologist, ECES level 2, ECDS level 2
  • 2015 – 2017 Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Department of Cardiology. Cardiologist, Electrophysiology fellow. Head: Prof. A.A.M. Wilde, MD, PhD
  • 2012 – 2015 Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Department of Cardiology. Cardiology resident. Heads: R.B.A. van den Brink, MD, PhD; Prof. A.A.M. Wilde, MD, PhD
  • 2011 – 2012 Westfriesgasthuis, Hoorn, The Netherlands, Deptartment of Cardiology. Cardiology resident. Head: D.C.G. Basart, MD
  • 2009 – 2011 Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Department of Internal Medicine. Internal Medicine resident. Heads: Prof. P. Speelman, MD, PhD; Prof. J.B.L. Hoekstra, MD, PhD; Prof. M.M. Levi, MD, PhD
  • 2005 – 2010 Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Faculty of Medicine. Philosophers Degree: Cum Laude. Dissertation: ‘Further insights into inheritable arrhythmia syndromes. Focus on electrocardiograms’. Promoters: Prof. A.A.M. Wilde, MD, PhD and Prof. J.M.T. de Bakker, PhD. Co-promoters: P.F.H.M. van Dessel, MD, PhD and H.L. Tan, MD, PhD.
  • 2005 – 2006 VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dept of Pediatric Cardiology. Extra-curricular research in congenital cardiology. Head: Prof. J. Hruda, MD, PhD
  • 2003 – 2006 St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom Department of Cardiology / The Rayne Institute. Curricular and extra-curricular research in interventional cardiology. Head: Prof. M. Marber, MBBS, PhD
  • 1998 – 2005 VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Medical Degree: Cum Laude. Profile: Heart and vascular diseases. Electives: Cardiology and Pediatric cardiology

Board memberships

  • Heart Rhythm. Editorial board member (2016 - present)
  • Journal of Electrocardiology. Editorial board member (2014 – present)
  • PLoS Genetics. Editorial board guest member (2013)
  • Cardionetwork Foundation – a non-profit organization that facilitates freely available information on cardiology. Board member / secretary. (2013 – present)
  • Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. Editorial board member (2011 – present)
  • – a website devoted to the safe use of drugs in Brugada syndrome. Director of and chair of the Advisory Board. (2008 – present)


Research programmes

Prof. A.A.M. Wilde PhD (Clinical and Basic Electrophysiology)