Paul Knaapen

Paul Knaapen

Interventional Cardiologist and Professor

VU Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Personal History

Dr Paul Knaapen is an Interventional Cardiologist, the Director of Cardiac PET/CT and a Professor of Interventional Cardiology at Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands. 4


Academic History

Dr Knaapen received his M.D. from the VU University School of Medicine. He then completed his internship, residency and interventional cardiology fellowship at the VU University Medical Center.5


Career Overview

Dr Knaapen is Professor of Cardiac Intervention and Imaging, Division of Cardiology at the VU University Medical Center, where his major research interest is the clinical value of non‐invasive cardiac imaging, with a particular focus on hybrid PET/CT and chronic total occlusions (CTOs).5

As a clinical researcher, he has co-authored 223 peer-reviewed articles and participated in 7 clinical trials over the past 15 years. He lectures both nationally and internationally on cardiac PET/CT imaging and complex coronary interventions with an emphasis on CTOs. 2, 5


Career Timeline

  • Present: Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
    • Interventional Cardiologist
    • Director, Cardiac PET/CT
    • Full Professor, Interventional Cardiology


Areas of Speciality

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiomyopathy





Articles by Paul Knaapen, Interventional Cardiologist and Professor

Advances in the Post-coronary Artery Bypass Graft Management of Occlusive Coronary Artery Disease

Mohammed Shamim Rahman, Ruben de Winter, Alex Nap, et al


Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2021;16:e33.