Dr. Ir. Jos Westenberg

Associate Professor

Area(s) of interest

  • Cardiovascular MRI
  • MR angiography
  • 4D flow MRI
  • Human hemodynamics


Jos studied Applied Physics at University of Technology in Eindhoven. After military service, he came to Leiden at the end of 1994 to start his PhD study at the department of Radiology. In October 1999, he defended his thesis entitled "Acquisition and analysis of MRA imaging studies; correlation with conventional techniques". He continued to work at the department of Radiology first as Postdoc, Assistant professor and since 2015, Associate professor (positioned in the Cardiovascular imaging group / Gorter center). His main research focus is cardiovascular MRI and quantitative flow imaging.
Jos has received two grants from the Dutch Heart Foundation, one ZonMw IMDI grant, one grant from ICIN, one grant from Stichting Hartekind and recently he was awarded a CVON grant for the RADAR-study, together with Prof. dr. Hildo Lamb and Dr. Arthur Scholte. Jos has published 172 journal papers and 8 book chapters (Google Scholar h-index 40).

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jos_Westenberg
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jos-westenberg-4277465/
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.nl/citations?user=FZ-PzDkAAAAJ&hl=nl
PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Westenberg+j*

Selected publications

Research collaborations

Jos has active internal collaborations with departments of Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery of LUMC. He collaborates externally with Catharina Hospital Eindhoven (Harrie van den Bosch), Maastricht University Medical Center (Simon Schalla, Bouke Adriaans), University Medical Center Utrecht (Heynric Grotenhuis, Tim Leiner), Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (Pim van Ooij, Carmen Blanken, Aart Nederveen), Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam (Hans Bosch, Nico de Jong), University of Technology Delft (Sasa Kenjeres). International collaborations with Ghent University Hospital (Dan Devos, Tom Claessens, Patrick Segers), Sheffield Medical Centre (Pankaj Garg), Icelandic Heart Association (AGES study), Northwestern University Medical Center Chicago (Mohammed Elbaz). Jos has active collaborations with Pie Medical Center and Philips Healthcare. 


Leiden University Medical Center
Building 1
Room C3-70 (geen kamer maar gang)

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: +31 71 526 4846

Postalzone C2-S
P.O. Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

E-mail: j.j.m.westenberg@lumc.nl