Dr Rick de Graaf studied medicine at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD at the Department of Surgery and Medical Microbiology of the Maastricht University Medical Centre. He received his radiology training at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and obtained his board licence in 2010.
In 2010, he started the endovascular treatment of deep venous obstructions at the interventional radiology department in Maastricht. This led to international collaboration with the University Hospital in Aachen and the Arnsberg Clinic, Germany. He undertakes numerous invited lectures and visiting scholarships. With more than 60 scientific publications and numerous presentations on venous interventions, he is a very well-respected physician in the community.
At the beginning of 2018, Dr de Graaf became Chief of Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. He is also Coordinating Director of Vascular Medicine at the Clinical Centre of Friedrichshafen, Germany.