Netherland
MICHAEL VERHOFSTAD

Introduction

Head of Department of General and Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam

Professor Michael H.J. Verhofstad (1968) is an orthopedic trauma surgeon. After his general surgical training and a fellowship program in trauma and orthopedic trauma in Utrecht, he worked .as a consultant for 10 years in a large non-academic trauma center. Since 2013 he is a professor in trauma surgery and directs the Department for General and Orthopaedic Trauma of the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the largest level 1 Trauma Center in the Netherlands.

His current clinical and research activities mainly concern acute injuries and posttraumatic healing disorders of the extremities, pelvis, and trunk. Prof. Verhofstad has a special interest in the management of (complex) fractures, fracture-related infections, osseointegrated prostheses, organization of trauma care and injury classification. He is a dedicated teacher to students, residents, and colleagues. Besides these activities, he holds some board positions in national and international healthcare-related organizations.

Professional Activities; Work and Education

2013-current   :    Professor in ‘Trauma Surgery’, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (NL)Head of Department of General and Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Rotterdam

Clinical and scientific expertise areas: Polytrauma; Lower limb and pelvic injuries; Hand and wrist injuries; Distorted posttraumatic tissue healing (infection, nonunion and malunion); Biomaterials; Osseointegrated Prosthesis

Side positions           (last 5 years)

2018-today        :     President of the ‘Dutch Trauma Society’

2018-today        :     Chairman AOTK ‘Anti-Infection Expert Group’

2016-today        :     Board member ‘AO Netherlands’

2015-today        :     President ‘Rotterdamse Academische Specialistenvereniging’

2013-today        :     Member ‘Committee on clinical outcome’ of Dutch Trauma Society

2013-today        :     Member and/or Chairman of various hospital committees

2010-today        :     Trainer/mentor for fellows, surgical residents and physician assistants in General and Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

2002-today        :     Independent medical expert for legal and insurance cases

2016-2018        :     Member AO ‘Anti-Infection Task Force’

2014-2019        :     President ‘Dutch Trauma Foundation’

2014-2019        :     Chairman ‘AO Basic Principles of Fracture Management’ course Netherlands

2011-2015        :     Member Concilium Chirurgicum and plenary site visit committee of the Dutch Surgical Society

2007-2013        :     Member ‘Committee on clinical outcome’ of the Dutch Surgical Society

Additional Relevant Education (Last 5 years)

2013                   :     Course ‘Good Clinical Practice’ (GCP)

2015                   :     Basic course ‘Regelgeving en Organisatie voor Klinisch onderzoekers’ (BROK)

2003-2012    :    Consultant General and Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg

2002-2003    :    Fellow General and Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, University Medical Centre Utrecht (Mentor: Prof. dr. Chr. van der Werken)

1999             :    PhD-thesis defense entitled ‘Diabetes and anastomotic healing in the intestine; an experimental study’

1999-2001    :    Training General Surgery, St. Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg

                                   (Mentor: Prof. dr. J.A. Roukema)

1996-1998    :    Training General Surgery, Radboud Hospital, Nijmegen

                          (Mentor: Prof. dr. R.J.A. Goris)

1986-1995    :    Medicine/Medical Doctor, Radboud University, Nijmegen

1980-1986    :    Gymnasium ß Collegium Marianum, Venlo

 

 

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