|Dr Koen Nieman is a cardiologist and associate professor in the departments of cardiovascular medicine and radiology. He came to Stanford in September 2016. He investigates advanced cardiac imaging techniques, and current projects include the development and technical validation of functional CT applications for ischemic heart disease, and the clinical validation of cardiac CT in the form of clinical effectiveness trials.
Dr Nieman was born in the Netherlands, obtained his medical degree at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (1998), and completed his cardiology training at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam (2008). His research in cardiac CT at the Erasmus University resulted in a PhD degree in 2003. In 2004 he performed an imaging fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, MA. Dr Nieman joined the staff of the department of cardiology and radiology at the Erasmus University Medical Center in 2008, where he was scientific director of the cardiac CT and MRI group and supervised the intensive cardiac care unit until he joined the staff at Stanford University.