Hubert F. Baars, MD, FESC. genetisch cardioloog
Hubert Frederik Baars received his medical doctor degree from the University of Groningen in 1985. After he served in the army as a medical officer he started his training in cardiology in 1987 in Leyenburg Hospital, The Haque. In 1993 he became an allround cardiologist after finishing his training at Leiden University Hospital. In 1994 Baars got a full time appointment as general cardiologist in the Maria Hospital in Tilburg, which is called nowadays Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital Tilburg. During the years that followed he specialized gradually in genetic cardiology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. A. Wilde, cardiologist, AMC, Amsterdam. As a consequence Baars started in 2006 in close collaboration whith the ETZ Hospital the Brabant outpatient clinic for cardiogenetics, of which he is still the director. In the year 2008 Baars got a part time position as a consultant genetic cardiologist at the University Medical Center Utrecht. Nowadays he still is a member of the cardiogenetic team of the UMC Utrecht and the Bergman Clinics Bilthoven. In addition to this Baars is also a consultant genetic cardiologist in several big non-university teaching hospitals, like Haga hospital (The Haque), OLVG (Amsterdam) and Gelre Hospital (Apeldoorn). In 2016 Baars and his business associate established PsyCaGen, a specialized center in Delft for psychotherapy, cardiology and genetics.
Baars is the editor in chief of the textbook Clinical Cardiogenetics, which was published for the first time in 2011. In 2016 a second edition was released with contributions from worldwide leading experts in their fields. The third edition will be published in 2019.
Baars is also a member of the editorial board of the internet journal Cardiogenetics. In december 2018 Baars became a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. In 2019 Baars became the director of the Dutch DNA clinic.
Arjan Houweling, MD, PhD. klinisch geneticus
A.C Houweling received his degree as a medical doctor from the University of Amsterdam in 2007. Following the completion of his masters training he started his PhD training at the department of anatomy and embryology at the AMC, in the field of experimental cardiology. This research took place at the intersection of cardiology and clinical genetics. He successfully defended his thesis ‘regulation of chamber specific gene expression in the developing heart’ in 2006, during his internships. The time in the lab sparked his interest in clinical genetics. He decided to apply for a position as a clinical genetics trainee. His training as a clinical geneticist started in 2007 at the VU medical center. He was registered as a clinical geneticist in 2010. Since that time, he has mainly focused on hereditary cardiac disorders. In addition, he has retained his scientific interest which resulted in over 40- publications in international journals. Currently he is involved in the supervision of 3 PhD students at the department of clinical genetics of the A UMC. He is a co- editor for the Textbook Clinical Cardiogenetics.