After completing his medical degree in 2001, he started training in Internal and Pulmonary Medicine at the Medical Center Alkmaar and the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam. In 2009 he obtained a position as a pulmonologist at the VU University Medical Center (Vumc) in Amsterdam and in 2010 he obtained his PhD degree in pulmonary diseases at the University of Amsterdam. He was subsequently trained to become an interventional pulmonologist at the VUmc and since 2012 he is director of interventional pulmonology and bronchoscopy at this institute. Areas of expertise include flexible bronchoscopy, rigid bronchoscopy (e.g. tumor ablation, airway stenting), advanced airway management and endobronchial ultrasound. He is course director at the School of Respirology, which offers courses on (interventional) bronchoscopy (www.bronchoscopy.nl) and he is lecturer/tutor at several international bronchoscopy courses. Current research interests include minimally invasive endobronchial treatments, endobronchial optical coherence tomography, lung carcinogenesis and primary ciliary dyskinesia. He enjoys cycling is his free time, preferably in the high mountains.