Daan Bosshardt (1994) studied Medicine on Utrecht University, where he graduated in 2021. After a year of clinical work in the departments of Cardiology and Pulmonary medicine in Diakonessenhuis, Utrecht, he started his PhD at the department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine in collaboration with de department of Cardiology in the Amsterdam UMC in 2015.
Daan’s main research focus is congenital heart disease and in particular Marfan syndrome: an inheritable connective tissue disorder, in which patients develop aortic aneurysms with the risk of aortic dissection. Daan’s main project is the TOWER study, in which he investigates the motion and blood flow in the aorta of Marfan syndrome patients using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Additionally, Daan conducts a study within the European Reference Network VASCERN, evaluating medication and surgical treatment of Marfan syndrome within Europe.