prof. dr. A.W. (Arno W.) Hoes

Full Professor
prof. dr. A.W. (Arno W.) Hoes

Research Programs


Arno W. Hoes studied Medicine at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and obtained his PhD degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam on a thesis on sudden cardiac death as a side effect of diuretics in hypertension. He was trained in Clinical Epidemiology at Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

In 1998 he was appointed professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice at Utrecht University / University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht. From 2010 to 2019, he was the Chair/Medical Manager of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the UMC Utrecht.

June 2019 he was appointed as vice-chair of the executive board of University Medical Center Utrecht and as dean of the medical faculty  of Utrecht University / UMC Utrecht

His main research topics include the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the early diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on heart failure. His teaching activities include courses on clinical epidemiology, diagnostic research, clinical trials, case-control studies and cardiovascular disease and prevention. With his colleague Rick Grobbee he co-wrote a textbook on clinical epidemiology (now 2nd edition).

Side Activities

    1. Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands.

    2. Member, Committe Food of the Health Council of the Netherlands
    3. Member, Editorial Board European Journal of Heart Failure.

    4. Member, Editorial Board, ESC Heart Failure.

    5. Chair, Dutch National Guideline Committee on Cardiovascular Risk Management

    6. Board member, European Association for Preventive Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology.
    7. Chair, Prevention Implementation Committee, European Association for Preventive Cardiology
    8. Member, Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Epidemiologic Association




Fellowship and Awards

    1. Fellow, European Society of Cardiology (FESC)

    2. Fellow, Heart Failure Association of the ESC (FHFA)

Research Output (645)

Training general practitioners to improve evidence-based drug treatment of patients with heart failure:a cluster randomised controlled trial

Valk M J M, Hoes A W, Mosterd A, Landman M A, Zuithoff N P A, Broekhuizen B D L, Rutten F H 30 sep 2020, In: Netherlands Heart Journal. 28 , p. 604-612 9 p.

Proactive screening for symptoms:A simple method to improve early detection of unrecognized cardiovascular disease in primary care. Results from the Lifelines Cohort Study

Zwartkruis Victor W., Groenewegen Amy, Rutten Frans H., Hollander Monika, Hoes Arno W., van der Ende M. Yldau, van der Harst Pim, Cramer Maarten Jan, van der Schouw Yvonne T., Koffijberg Hendrik, Rienstra Michiel, de Boer Rudolf A. sep 2020, In: Preventive Medicine. 138 , p. 106143

Limited reliability of experts' assessment of telephone triage in primary care patients with chest discomfort

Erkelens D C, Rutten F H, Wouters L T, de Groot E, Damoiseaux R A, Hoes A W, Zwart D L 27 jul 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 127 , p. 117-124 8 p.

Inhibitor development in previously untreated patients with severe haemophilia:A comparison of included patients and outcomes between a clinical study and a registry-based study

Jonker Carla J, Oude Rengerink Katrien, Hoes Arno W, Mol Peter G M, van den Berg H Marijke 6 jul 2020, In: Haemophilia. 26 , p. 809-816 8 p.

Epidemiology of heart failure

Groenewegen Amy, Rutten Frans H, Mosterd Arend, Hoes Arno W 1 jun 2020, In: European Journal of Heart Failure. 22 , p. 1342-1356 15 p.

Chest discomfort at night and risk of acute coronary syndrome:cross-sectional study of telephone conversations

Wouters Loes, Zwart Dorien, Erkelens Carmen, de Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger, Hoes Arno, Rutten Frans 1 jun 2020, In: The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 70 , p. 70

Missed acute coronary syndrome during telephone triage at out-of-hours primary care:lessons from a case-control study

Erkelens Carmen, Rutten Frans, Wouters Loes, de Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger, Hoes Arno, Zwart Dorien jun 2020, In: British Journal of General Practice. 70

"Tinkering and overruling the computer decision support system:Working strategies of telephone triage-nurses who assess the urgency of callers suspected of having an acute cardiac event."

Wouters Loes T, Zwart Dorien L, Erkelens Daphne C, Huijsmans Marlies, Hoes Arno W, Damoiseaux Roger A, Rutten Frans H, de Groot Esther apr 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29 , p. 1175-1186 12 p.

Integrated management of atrial fibrillation in primary care:results of the ALL-IN cluster randomized trial

van den Dries Carline J, van Doorn Sander, Rutten Frans H, Oudega Ruud, van de Leur Sjef J C M, Elvan Arif, Oude Grave Lisa, Bilo Henk J G, Moons Karel G M, Hoes Arno W, Geersing Geert-Jan 29 feb 2020, In: European heart journal. 41 , p. 2836-2844 9 p.

Chest discomfort at night and risk of acute coronary syndrome:cross-sectional study of telephone conversations

Wouters Loes T, Zwart Dorien L, Erkelens Daphne C, Cheung Noël S, de Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger A, Hoes Arno W, Rutten Frans H 30 jan 2020, In: Family Practice. 37 , p. 473-478 6 p.

All Research Output (645)