Bart Maesen

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, NL


Dr Bart Maesen is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, NL. 

He studied medicine at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and obtained a research position to conduct research on ischaemia/reperfusion injury following his graduation.

He started his training in Cardiothoracic surgery with a 4 years fellowship at the electrophysiology lab of Prof Maurits Allessie and Prof Ulli Schotten in 2006.

Based on the research performed in this period, he obtained his PhD with a thesis on structure-function relationships of atrial fibrillation waves in goat and man. During his surgical traineeship he was trained in arrhythmia surgery by Prof Mark LaMeir.

He is setting up a translational research program with focus on improving outcome in surgical AF management by better understanding of basic mechanisms and concepts. He supervises several PhD students and helps other centers to start their own AF minimally invasive hybrid AF programme.