Prof. R.J.G. Peters MD PhD

Full Professor
Main activities
Research, Other
Focus of research

- implementation strategies for primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerosis

- investigating ethnic differences in the risk and pathogenesis of atherosclerotic diseases

Key publications
  • Stoekenbroek Robert M., Boekholdt S. Matthijs, Luben Robert, Hovingh G. Kees, Zwinderman Aeilko H., Wareham Nicholas J., Khaw Kay-Tee, Peters Ron J. G. Heterogeneous impact of classic atherosclerotic risk factors on different arterial territories: the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study European heart journal 2016;37 (11):880-889 [PubMed]
  • Jorstad Harald T., von Birgelen Clemens, Alings A. Marco W., Liem Anho, van Dantzig Jan melle, Jaarsma Wybren, Lok Dirk J. A., Kragten Hans J. A., de Vries Keesjan, de Milliano Paul A. R., Withagen Adrie J. A. M., Scholte op Reimer Wilma J. M., Tijssen Jan G. P., Peters Ron J. G. Effect of a nurse-coordinated prevention programme on cardiovascular risk after an acute coronary syndrome: main results of the RESPONSE randomised trial Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2013;99 (19):1421-1430 [PubMed]
  • Jørstad Harald T., Colkesen Ersen B., Boekholdt S. Matthijs, Tijssen Jan G., Wareham Nicholas J., Khaw Kay-Tee, Peters Ron J. Estimated 10-year cardiovascular mortality seriously underestimates overall cardiovascular risk Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2016;102 (1):63-68 [PubMed]
  • Deschasaux M. lanie, Bouter Kristien E., Prodan Andrei, Levin Evgeni, Groen Albert K., Herrema Hilde, Tremaroli Valentina, Bakker Guido J., Attaye Ilias, Pinto-Sietsma Sara-Joan, van Raalte Daniel H., Snijder Marieke B., Nicolaou Mary, Peters Ron, Zwinderman Aeilko H., Bäckhed Fredrik, Nieuwdorp Max Depicting the composition of gut microbiota in a population with varied ethnic origins but shared geography Nature medicine 2018;24 (10):1526-1531 [PubMed]
  • Minneboo Madelon, Lachman Sangeeta, Snaterse Marjolein, Jørstad Harald T., ter Riet Gerben, Boekholdt S. Matthijs, Scholte op Reimer Wilma J. M., Peters Ron J. G., Riezebos R. K., van Liebergen R. A. M., van der Spank A., van Dantzig J. M., de Milliano P. A. R., van Hessen M. W. J., Kragten J. A., Jaarsma W., den Hartog F. R., Bartels G. L., Aengevaeren W. R. M., van Rossum P., Anneveldt A., de Vries C. J. Community-Based Lifestyle Intervention in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: The RESPONSE-2 Trial Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2017;70 (3):318-327 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

University training: University of Amsterdam 1974-1982


1982 MD
1994 PhD, thesis on intravascular ultrasound imaging
2005 Personal Chair in Clinical Cardiology

Clinical Specialties:

Internal Medicine, certified 1988
Cardiology , certified 1991


Current position:

Chair, division 3: Thoraxcenter AMC and Thoraxcenter VUmc, Amsterdam University Medical Centers

Research programmes

Prof. R.J.G. Peters MD PhD (Prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic disease)

Implementation of primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic complications: evaluation of new strategies including guidance by nurses, telephone, commercial partners 

leader of the cardiovascular program in HELIUS, a city-wide observational study in 6 ethnic groups, both cross-sectional and follow-up, ultimately including 30,000 participants

S.M. Boekholdt MD PhD

H.T. Jorstad MD PhD

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • Universiteit Twente