People

Halfwerk, MSc, F.R.

MSC. HALFWERK, F.R. (FRANK)

FUNCTION

Technical Physician / Doctoral Candidate

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Reconstructive Medicine
  • Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Biomaterials
  • Quality in Health Care

BIOGRAPHY

Frank Halfwerk (1989) obtained his Bachelor (2010) and Master of Science (2014) degree in Technical Medicine, with a specialisation in Reconstructive Medicine at the University of Twente. He also finished a Master in Health Sciences with a specialisation in Health Services and Management in 2014 at the same university.

He started as a Technical Physician and external Doctoral Candidate in October 2014 in cardio-thoracic surgery at Thorax Centrum Twente (Medisch Spectrum Twente) and in the department of Biomechanical Engineering in the ‘Technology in Cardiac Surgery’ group of prof. Grandjean. His focus is on supercritical carbon dioxide decellularised pericardium for applications in cardio-thoracic surgery.

Interests include dancing in national and international ballroom competitions, playing chess, organising, politics, health care policy.

PUBLICATIONS

SELECTION OF PUBLICATIONS

Halfwerk, F. R. , Schotanus, F. , Siesling, S. , 2013. Selective contracting in cancer care: Development of a composite measure of quality indicators for breast cancer care. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual IPSERA Conference, Nantes, France, pp 825 – 832

Halfwerk, F. R. , Damanik, F. , Rouwkema, J. , Moroni, L. , Siddappa, R. , Grandjean, J.G. , 2014. State of the Heart Technology: the Potential of Decellularised Pericardium by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Processing for Cardiothoracic Surgery. Netherlands Heart Journal, Volume 22, Supplements pp 13