Pim van Lommel
Pim van Lommel, M.D. earned a degree in medicine from the University of Utrecht in 1971. He specialized in cardiology and worked as a cardiologist at the Rijnstate Hospital, a Teaching Hospital in Arnhem, the Netherlands from 1977 to 2003. He now spends his time conducting research, writing, and lecturing about the near-death experience (NDE).
In 1986 Dr. Lommel began researching NDEs, and in 2001 he and his colleagues published their study “Near-death experience in survivors of cardiac arrest: a prospective study in the Netherlands” in the renowned medical journal, The Lancet. In his later articles, chapters and books he continued to write about his concept of the continuity of our ‘non-local’ consciousness. He gained public attention as the author of the 2007 Dutch bestseller: Eindeloos Bewustzijn: een wetenschappelijke visie op de Bijna-Dood Ervaring, which has been translated into several languages including english, french, german, polish, and spanish. The English translation, Consciousness Beyond Life, The Science of the Near-Death Experience was published in 2010.
In 2005 Dr. Lommel was awarded the ‘Bruce Greyson Research Award’ on behalf of the IANDS (the International Association of Near-Death Studies) in the USA, and in 2006 the President of India awarded him the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ at the World Congress on Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, in New Delhi. Recently he received the 2010 Book Award from the Scientific and Medical Network (UK).