Eric Verhoeven was born in Belgium in 1960. During his youth, he lived and followed school in different countries including Germany, Belgium, and France. He received his MD degree at the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1988. After graduating in General Surgery (Leuven, 1994) he moved to The Netherlands for a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the University Medical Center Groningen, and accepted a position as Consultant Vascular Surgeon one year later.
He quickly set up an endovascular programme in cooperation with the surrounding peripheral hospitals, leading to a large experience.
In 2005, he completed his PhD Thesis entitled “Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: Results and exploration of new frontiers” at the University of Groningen.
In November 2009, he accepted a position as chief of the department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Nuremberg (Germany).
In January 2011, he was awarded a guest-professorship of Surgery at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. In October 2011, he accepted a professorship in Vascular Surgery at the University of Leuven, Belgium. In 2014, he became full professor in vascular surgery at the Paracelsus Medical University of Nuremberg.
His main interest, both clinical and scientific, continues to be the treatment of complex aortic aneurysms with fenestrated and branched grafts, with now experience in more than 1800 cases.
He presented results of his work in numerous congresses with more than 1200 official presentations, and has published over 300 articles and book chapters.
He is married with Margo; together they have two sons (Daniel, 17, and Anthony, 15)
Other interests include a wide variety of sports and travelling. He speaks several languages (Dutch, French, German, English, and some Spanish and Italian).