Maurits Allessie

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Maurits Allessie (born 1945) is an emeritus professor of physiology at Maastricht University. As an electrophysiologist he developed better insights in atrial fibrillation.

Career[edit]

Allessie was born in 1945 in Gemert[1] and was raised in Amsterdam.[2] He obtained his MD from the University of Amsterdam in 1974, and his PhD from Maastricht University in 1977.[3] At age 38 he became a professor of physiology at the latter university, and seven years later he became head of the department.[1] During his career Allessie studied heart problems.[4]

In 1998 he received the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Heart Rhythm Society, and in 2011 the Founders Lectureship Award.[5]

Allessie became member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 2003.[6] The KNAW praised Allessie for developing better insights into atrial fibrillation and electrophysiology of the heart. He was KNAW Academy professor between 2003 and 2008.[7] Allessie has stressed the importance of classical/integral phsyiology in research and education.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mark Nicholls (16 August 2011). "Pioneer in Cardiac Electrophysiology: Maurits Allessie, MD, PhD" (PDF). Circulation. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "We werden niet gehinderd door bureaucraten" (in Dutch). Observant Online. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Maurits Allessie, MD, PhD". ENAFRA. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Problemen met het hart" (in Dutch). NPO Wetenschap. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Past Heart Rhythm Society Award Recipients". Heart Rhythm Society. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Maurits Allessie". Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Maurits Allessie" (in Dutch). Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 9 August 2015.