Prof. R.J.G. Peters MD PhD

Main activities
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 RM, Boekholdt SM, Luben R, Hovingh GK, Zwinderman AH, Wareham NJ, Khaw KT, Peters RJG, Heterogeneous impact of classic atherosclerotic risk factors on different arterial territories: the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study. EUR HEART J 2016;37 (11):880-889 [PubMed]
  • Jorstad HT, von Birgelen C, Alings AMW, Liem A, van Dantzig Jm, Jaarsma W, Lok DJA, Kragten HJA, de Vries K, de Milliano PAR, Withagen AJAM, Scholte op Reimer WJM, Tijssen JGP, Peters RJG, Effect of a nurse-coordinated prevention programme on cardiovascular risk after an acute coronary syndrome: main results of the RESPONSE randomised trial. HEART 2013;99 (19):1421-1430 [PubMed]
  • Jørstad HT, Colkesen EB, Boekholdt SM, Tijssen JG, Wareham NJ, Khaw KT, Peters RJ, Estimated 10-year cardiovascular mortality seriously underestimates overall cardiovascular risk. HEART 2016;102 (1):63-68 [PubMed]
  • Lachman S , Minneboo M, Snaterse M, Jorstad HT, ter Riet G, Scholte Op Reimer WJ, Boekholdt SM, Peters RJG, Community-based comprehensive lifestyle programs in patients with coronary artery disease: Objectives, design and expected results of Randomized Evaluation of Secondary Prevention by Outpatient Nurse SpEcialists 2 trial (RESPONSE 2). AM HEART J 2015;170 (2):216-222 [PubMed]
  • Gommans LNM, Fokkenrood HJP, van Dalen HCW, Scheltinga MRM, Teijink JAW, Peters RJG, Safety of supervised exercise therapy in patients with intermittent claudication. J VASC SURG 2015;61 (2):512-518.e2 [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

Research programmes

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

Prof. R.J.G. Peters MD PhD

S.M. Boekholdt MD PhD

PhD Students
J.T.P. Dobber MSc
C.C. ter Haar MD MSc
Drs. P. Jepma (Hogeschool van Amsterdam)
M. Minneboo MD
Drs. N.M. Panhuyzen-Goedkoop (Sportmedisch Centrum Papendal)
W. Perini BSc
A. Şekercan BSc
Drs. L. Valerio PhD
L. Verweij MSc (Hogeschool van Amsterdam)

Dr. H.T. Jorstad MD PhD

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • AstraZeneca BV
  • Hamilton Health Sciences Co.
  • Hemologic B.V.
  • Stichting AMC Foundation (Vrijgesteld)
  • Universiteit Twente