Nicolaas Bom

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Nicolaas Bom was born in Velsen, North Holland back in 1937.  I don’t have any information about his parents or early childhood.  He attended Delft University of Technology where he studied electrical engineering.  After graduation he joined the Royal Netherlands Navy where he did sonar research in Italy for six years. 

After being discharged, in 1968, he started working at the cardiology department of the Erasmus MC engaging in diagnostic echo research. He continued his education and in 1972 received his PhD.  He served for ten years as (co)-director of the Dutch Heart Institute, he retired in 2003, to my knowledge he is alive and doing well.

What you may not know about Nicolaas is that he created a machine that was able to produce a full-view cross-section of a working heart.   He is also responsible for the development of a portable ultrasound machine in 1976.

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Comments (17)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 


Feb 20, 2021 02:49 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

He got to the heart of the matter!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 20, 2021 04:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi James... another person who contributed important things to our lives who should be more well known than he is. 

Feb 20, 2021 05:07 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

In knowing what my Dad has gone through with his heart, it amazes me how well they are able to correct heart issues these days.

Feb 20, 2021 05:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a very special weekend.

Feb 20, 2021 05:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Have to appreciate the creativity and contribution od people like Nicolaas. Enjoy your day.

Feb 20, 2021 05:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - Although I was aware of the word delft, I wasn't familiar with the existence of a university by that name.  So that fascinated me.   Thanks for today's insight of Dr. Bom.    

Feb 20, 2021 06:17 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I am always amazed at what the human brain can imagine and create.

Feb 20, 2021 06:31 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James Dray imagine the countless lives his invention has saved

Feb 20, 2021 07:33 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

With the current advancements in the past few years he has saved many lives of yet to be children. When people see the ultrasound of a yet to be born child just weeks old they can easily see this is a human being and not just a cell mass.

Feb 20, 2021 02:36 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another wonderful share of someone who contributed to our society with this wonderful medical tool. A

Feb 20, 2021 07:36 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- what an important contribution he made!!! Enjoy your day. 

Feb 20, 2021 09:43 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Medical advances never fail to amaze me. Our world is a far better place because of them James Dray 

Feb 20, 2021 10:55 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

another interesting life that has been well lived, glad to see he is still alive and kicking!

Feb 20, 2021 11:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sounds like pretty important medical technology to me. Ultrasound is used in all kinds of ways.

Feb 20, 2021 11:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Both GREAT life saving inventions. With the current advancements in the past few years he has saved many lives of yet to be children. When people see the ultrasound of a yet to be born child just weeks old they can easily see this is a human being and not just a cell mass.

Feb 20, 2021 02:37 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James, Thanks for sharing the story of Nicolaas Bom.  Glad he was able to use his intelligence in developing and advancing medical research.  So many lives depending on it.

Feb 20, 2021 09:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I had no idea and amazingly enough now Vets use ultrasound on our pets when in need:))Endre

Feb 20, 2021 11:32 PM