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External positions

Technical Physician, Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST)

Oct 2014 → …


  • RD Surgery
  • cardio-thoracic surgery
  • Reconstructive Medicine
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Technical Medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Surgical Skills

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Heart Failure Medicine & Life Sciences
Equipment and Supplies Medicine & Life Sciences
Thoracic Surgery Medicine & Life Sciences
Early Ambulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Mammary Arteries Medicine & Life Sciences
Extracorporeal Circulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Surgery Engineering & Materials Science
Glutaral Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2013 2019

A simulator for training off-pump coronary bypass surgery

Moejes, D. S., Halfwerk, F. R., Hagmeijer, R., van Meurs, W. L. & Grandjean, J. G., 18 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Coronary Artery Bypass
Learning Curve
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass

Mechanically reducing regional left ventricular wall stress and improving ejection fraction in heart failure patients

Urgert, T., Halfwerk, F. R., Hagmeijer, R., van den Heuvel, M. & Grandjean, J. G., 12 Aug 2019, In : International journal of artificial organs. 42, 8, p. 419-420 2 p., P112.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractAcademic

Heart Failure
Heart Ventricles
Theoretical Models
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Heart Failure
Equipment and Supplies
Ventricular Remodeling
Heart Ventricles
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
25 Downloads (Pure)

Organization of outcome-based quality improvement in Dutch heart centres

Van Veghel, D., Daeter, E. J., Bax, M., Amoroso, G., Blaauw, Y., Camaro, C., Cummins, P., Halfwerk, F. R., Wijdh-den Hamer, I. J., De Jong, J. S. S. G., Stooker, W., Van Der Wees, P. J. & Van Der Nat, P. B., 26 Apr 2019, In : European heart journal. Quality of care & clinical outcomes. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Quality Improvement
Delivery of Health Care
Physician's Role
Quality of Health Care
2 Citations (Scopus)

Randomized Trial of Miniaturized versus Standard Extracorporeal Circulation in Aortic Valve Surgery

Halfwerk, F. R., Knol, K., Mariani, S., Grandjean, J. G. & Mecozzi, G., 1 Jul 2019, In : Annals of thoracic surgery. 108, 1, p. 37-44

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Extracorporeal Circulation
Aortic Valve
Randomized Controlled Trials
Confidence Intervals
Postoperative Hemorrhage


3rd Price Best Oral Presentation MST Wetenschapssymposium 2019

T Urgert (Recipient), Frank Ruben Halfwerk (Recipient), M. van den Heuvel (Recipient), Rob Hagmeijer (Recipient) & Jan G Grandjean (Recipient), 18 Apr 2019


health care

EntrepreneurialU 2015

Frank Ruben Halfwerk (Recipient), D. Oki (Recipient), L. Marques (Recipient) & T. Kopel (Recipient), 18 Aug 2015


Heart Valve Prosthesis

John Parker Medal for best clinical presentation at SCTS 2017

Pien Spoor (Recipient), Frank Ruben Halfwerk (Recipient), Rob Hagmeijer (Recipient) & Jan G Grandjean (Recipient), 14 Mar 2017


honors and awards

Activities 2014 2019

  • 16 Oral presentation
  • 5 Invited talk
  • 3 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 3 Publication Peer-review

Cardiovascular engineering and technology (Journal)

Frank Ruben Halfwerk (Reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Twente, Thoraxchirurgie en Techniek: Een gouden combinatie

Frank Ruben Halfwerk (Speaker)
17 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

7th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2018

H. van der Kooij (Chair), H.F.J.M. Koopman (Chair), S. Misra (Chair), F.R. Halfwerk (Member of programme committee), E.H.F. van Asseldonk (Chair), Raffaella Carloni (Chair), J. van der Lek (Organiser), A. Forner Cordero (Chair), Petrus H. Veltink (Member of programme committee), Lorenzo Masia (Member of programme committee), Sunil L. Kukreja (Chair), A.Q.L. Keemink (Chair), M. Sartori (Chair), Heike Vallery (Chair)
26 Aug 201829 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

18th Design of medical Devices Conference 2019 (Event)

Frank Ruben Halfwerk (Reviewer)
Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Bloedproducten: niet altijd de oplossing

Frank Ruben Halfwerk (Speaker), Nicobert Wietsma (Speaker)
18 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media