University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

Peter Verhamme is a Professor at the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Vascular Medicine and Haemostasis, at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. His main clinical interests and clinical research programmes concern the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thrombosis.

Professor Verhamme obtained his medical degree at the University of Leuven in 1997 and completed a PhD on oxidised low-density lipoprotein and atherothrombosis.

Professor Verhamme coordinates research programmes at the Centre for Molecular and Vascular Biology, University of Leuven, focusing on the development of new fibrinolytic and antithrombotic strategies, and on the interactions between inflammation, infection and coagulation. He is Chair of the Thrombosis Guidelines Group. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 papers published in various peer-reviewed journals.