The Netherlands bestows honorary title on Indonesian physician

The Netherlands bestows honorary title on Indonesian physician

Order of the Netherlands Lion.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Doctor of cardiovascular diseases Prof. Dr Harry Suryapranata was awarded an honorary title from the Kingdom of the Netherlands for his dedication to scientific development in handling acute heart attack cases.

A press release received in Jakarta on Wednesday revealed that Suryapranata had bagged the award on April 26, 2019. The Dutch Kingdom, through Zwolle's Mayor Henk Jan Meijer, bestowed the awards on 11 individuals, though Suryapranata was the only one to garner the highest award, Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw or Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

Suryapranata, 67, completed his medical education in cardiovascular medicine at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in 1985. Suryapranata has notable contributions to his name in connection with the standard for handling acute heart attacks.

Moreover, he has been proactive in edifying and training cardiologists in Europe and Asia and leads the international research institute Diagram BV. In Indonesia, Suryapranata leads the Siloam Hospitals Cardiology Center in TB Simatupang, Jakarta, and at the Cinere Diagram Heart Hospital, Depok, West Java.

In 1988, Suryapranata had also headed the cardiac catholic clinic laboratory at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 1991, he moved to Zwolle City and along with three colleagues devised a novel method of using a "balloon catheter" that can bring about a drastic improvement in a patient's condition.

In 2010, he had worked as an international cardiology professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Suryapranata is also a member of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI), the Indonesian Cardiovascular Specialist Association (PERKI).