As a licensed (BIG registered) Technical Physician, I have been among the first one hundred of this novel discipline in the Netherlands. Before I joined MD squared in 2023, I had various roles in the medical technology sector. For spine surgery, I designed and tested 3D-printed drill guides for pedicle screws for the treatment of scoliosis with UMC Utrecht. With laser light (OCT), I analyzed the prostate tissue l during my PhD at Amsterdam UMC. For this, I performed laboratory, animal, and in-vivo studies. Also, I designed a new dual-modality probe and modified an OCT system to combine OCT with spectroscopy.
At the Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ), I monitored product market introduction & training efficacy, supervised post-market surveillance reporting, and conducted external regulatory and compliance audits.
To work at the forefront of medical technology, I joined Bilihome, a startup in neonatal care, as CTO and led a multi-disciplinary product team. I was responsible for product verification, validation & manufacturability, and defining and executing regulatory and intellectual property strategy.
Next to my daily activities, I joined the Future and Innovation committee of “De Jonge Specialist.” Also, I’m active in the Dutch Association for Technical Medicine (NVvTG), of which I was a board member.