Dr. Joost Daemen obtained his medical degree at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Between 2005 and 2008, he completed a PhD project entitled “The caveats of drug-eluting stents – a critical appraisal of the safety concerns”. After obtaining his PhD Cum Laude, he commenced his clinical training and interventional cardiology training at the Thorax Center in Rotterdam and at the Insel Spital in Bern, Switzerland. At present, Dr. Daemen is participating in cathlab‑related activities including complex PCI including the use of left ventricular assist devices, intracoronary imaging, and structural heart interventions. Next to his clinical activities Dr. Daemen is highly active in cardiovascular research with a specific focus on intracoronary imaging and physiology and renal sympathetic denervation. He co-authored over 250 peer reviewed publications and is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).