Dr. Joris Ector graduated from Medical School at the University of Leuven summa cum laude in 2003. He obtained his PhD in 2008 after working on new three-dimensional fluoroscopic imaging applications to support cardiac ablation procedures, under promotorship of Prof. Hein Heidbüchel and with the support of a four year scholarship from Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders. During this four year period, there was an intense collaboration with the electrical engineering department (Dr. Ir. Stijn De Buck and Prof. Frederik Maes, co-promotor of the PhD) resulting in software and clinical application to support cardiac ablation procedures.
Prof. Ector is currently head of the Ablation Program at the University Hospital Leuven, Belgium, and further developing techniques on image integration during cardiac ablation procedures. This research is supported by a five year post-doctoral fund from the Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders. Ongoing collaboration projects with the electrical engineering department involve development of augmented and virtual reality approaches to support complex cardiac ablation procedures. He is active as teaching of various courses in the Faculty of Medicine and is currently Promotor of 2 PhD theses relating to image integration techniques supporting cardiac ablation procedures