Dr. Tycho Vuurmans is an interventional and general cardiologist at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Dr. Vuurmans is an expert in coronary artery disease, angiography, angioplasty, and stent placement. He specializes in the treatment of myocardial infarction and complex percutaneous revascularization procedures of the coronary arteries through the radial (forearm) artery access.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Vuurmans is active in research. He completed a PhD in medicine and has won awards for his noticeable work in research in treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Vuurmans is a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Areas of expertise

  • Cardiovascular diseases in patients with kidney failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Interventional cardiology


  • Cardiology


Formal education

  • MD (cum laude) – 1997 – University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • PhD – 2004 – University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • General cardiologist –  2007 – Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Interventional cardiologist –  2010 – Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C.

Awards, honours, recognition and certification

  • 2008 Fellow award Montreal Interventional cardiology meeting, Canada
  • 2004 Young investigator award, Invited lecture, Artery 4, Royal College of Physicians London, United Kingdom
  • 2000 Hospal Prize, best abstract, Benelux International conference of Nephrology
  • 1997 M.D., Cum Laude, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research and publications

Contact Information

#201, 245 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, B.C. V3L 3W4

Phone: 604-515-9830
Fax: 604-515-8924

Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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