Alexander Hirsch studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam and received his PhD degree (cum laude) in 2010 from the same University with a dissertation about “Clinical and functional outcomes after revascularization strategies in acute coronary syndromes”. He trained as a cardiologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam and registered as a cardiologist in 2013. He specialized further in non-invasive imaging with the focus on cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and obtained his level 3 certification in CMR from the European Society of Cardiology in 2014. He joined the department of Cardiology and Radiology of the Erasmus MC in November 2016 and his main focus is CMR.He is actively involved in scientific research and has (co)-authored over 70 publications published in peer-reviewed journals (Hirsch-index 26). His main research interests include CMR in ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and the application of novel imaging techniques like T1-mapping and 4D flow. He is currently supervising multiple Phd students at the department of cardiology and radiology.