Dr. Nicolas M. Van Mieghem obtained his medical degree and cardiology degree at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. After subsequent Fellowships in interventional cardiology in Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Genk, Belgium, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, USA and Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, he joined the department of interventional cardiology in the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC as a senior staff member in February 2010. He is involved in the percutaneous coronary interventions program and has a particular focus on transcatheter heart valve interventions. He obtained the degree of PhD based upon his research in transcatheter valve therapies. So far he has published and co-authored over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Van Mieghem is principle investigator and steering committee member in multiple ongoing international trials evaluating various transcatheter valve technologies. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) and the American College of Cardiology and is currently Medical Director of the department of Interventional cardiology in the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam.