Ruben de With attended medical school at the University of Groningen and received his MD in 2015. He performed his research internship at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on the topic of cardiac CT under supervision of Dr. B.J. Chow and subsequently started his PhD program at the Department of Cardiology. His main research topic involves risk prediction of atrial fibrillation progression, with special interest in noninvasive imaging modalities. He is study coordinator of the EAST and RACE V studies.