Focus Areas: General cardiology, noninvasive imaging (echocardiography and cardiac MRI), member Marfan outpatient Maastricht Heart + Vascular Center. Dr. Bekkers worked since 2003 as a cardiologist at MUMC, where he also received his education (from 1996). He is general cardiologist with focus noninvasive diagnostic imaging of heart disease and this is also scientific research. He has some appointment at the Department of Radiology. He is involved in the Marfan outpatient Maastricht, a specialized outpatient clinic for patients with connective tissue diseases involving the heart and great vessels (aorta) may be involved. He is the medical manager of the cardiology ward and with a team of cardiologists and nurses responsible for optimal organization and quality of care for patients admitted with heart disease.