Kevin Vernooy

Kevin Vernooy

Head of Cardiology

1. Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM), Maastricht University Medical Center+ (MUMC+), the Netherlands; 2. Department of Cardiology, Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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Personal History

Prof. Kevin Vernooy is based in Maastricht, The Netherlands, where he works as Head of Cardiology for Maastricht UMC+.


Academic History

Prof. Kevin Vernooy became a medical doctor in 2003, after completing his studies at Maastricht University. He completed his PhD in 2006 on cardiac resynchronisation therapy at Maastricht University. In 2012, he finished his cardiology training at Maastricht UMC+, with a subspecialisation on the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias as an clinical electrophysiologist .1 He also holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management” (DAS-CAM). This initiative is a collaboration between MUMC+, European Heart Academy and the European Heart Rhythm Association. His field of expertise is the treatment of arrhythmias in patients with heart failure, with special interest in cardiac resynchronisation therapy and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias.2


Career Overview

Since 2012, Prof. Vernooy has been working at Maastricht UMC+ as a clinical electrophysiologist. Since 2014, he has been heading the division of clinical electrophysiology in the Department of Cardiology and since 2018 has researched cardiac arrhythmias at the Department of Cardiology at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen. His research focuses on the invasive treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in patients with heart failure.3

In 2020, he became a Professor in Clinical Electrophysiology. Since March 2021, he has been chairing the head of department of cardiology at the MUMC+ and leader of the Division Heart at CARIM. His clinical research consists of co-authoring 157 peer reviewed articles and participating in 5 clinical trials in the past 15 years. He has co-authored 49 articles and participated in 3 clinical trials on the topic of heart block.


Career Timeline

  • 2003 - 2006: PhD Physiology/Cardiology, Maastricht University
  • 2003 - 2006: Clinical Research Fellow, Maastricht UMC+
  • 2004 - 2011: Cardiologist In Training, Maastricht UMC+
  • 2005 - 2011: Cardiologist, Academisch ziekenhuis Maastricht
  • 2006 - 2008: Resident Internal Medicine, Atrium Medisch Centrum
  • 2008 - 2009: Resident Cardiology, Atrium Medical Center
  • 2010 - 2012: Electrophysiologist, Academisch ziekenhuis Maastricht
  • 2010 - 2012: Fellow Clinical Electrophysiology, Maastricht UMC+
  • 2012 - Present: Cardiologist - Electrophysiologist, Maastricht UMC+
  • 2018 - Present: Cardiologist-Electrophysiologist, Radboud UMC
  • 2021 - Present: Head of Department of Cardiology, Maastricht UMC+



  • 2017 - 2018: Member of the EHRA Young EP Committee
  • 2018 - Present: Member of the EHRA Scientific Documents Committee


Areas of Speciality

  • Electro mechanics
  • Clinical atrial fibrillation
  • Pacemakers
  • Cardiology
  • Defibrillators
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy





Articles by Kevin Vernooy, Head of Cardiology

Erratum to: Electro-energetics of Biventricular, Septal and Conduction System Pacing

Frits Prinzen, Joost Lumens, Jürgen Duchenne, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2023;12:e19.

Electro-energetics of Biventricular, Septal and Conduction System Pacing

Frits Prinzen, Joost Lumens, Jürgen Duchenne, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(4):250–7.

Physiology and Practicality of Left Ventricular Septal Pacing

Luuk Heckman, Justin Luermans, Floor Salden, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(3):165–71.

Frequency and Determinants of Spontaneous Conversion to Sinus Rhythm in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Recent-onset Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review

Nikki Pluymaekers, Astrid Hermans, Dominik Linz, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(4):195–201.