Jeroen Eikenboom received his MD degree in 1988 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He obtained his PhD at the Leiden University in 1994; the subject of his thesis was “The inheritance of von Willebrand disease”. He was trained in internal medicine at the Leiden University Medical Center and registered as internist in 2001. Since then he sub-specialised in hematology and vascular medicine. He was appointed full professor of Internal Medicine/Hemostasis and Thrombosis in 2011. His clinical work is focused on bleeding disorders, thrombophilia and vascular medicine. His research is focused on the molecular genetics of von Willebrand disease, genotype-phenotype associations in von Willebrand disease, and the biochemical and cell biological aspects of synthesis, storage, secretion and clearance of von Willebrand factor. He has been (co)chairman of the Scientific Subcommittee on von Willebrand factor of the Scientific and Standardisation Committee (SSC) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) from 1999-2013. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and the British Journal of Haematology and he is associate editor of HemaSphere. He is board member of the Dutch Society of Internists Vascular Medicine.