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The use of technology in perinatal care is spreading and gaining complexity. This calls for multidisciplinary experts with a solid scientific, medical and engineering background combined.

Research profile

Myrthe van der Ven is working as a technical physician both at TU/e Biomedical Engineering in the Cardiovascular Biomechanics (CVBM) group of prof. Frans van de Vosse and at Máxima MC in the Fundamental Perinatology research group of Prof. Guid Oei. Her research interests include electrophysiological pregnancy monitoring, simulation-based education and team training and ultrasonography. This research is part of research area Perinatal Medicine of Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC). With her background in technical medicine she has a unique technical-medical perspective and the ability to develop innovative diagnostic and treatment solutions for our patients. 

Academic background

Myrthe van der Ven received her MSc in Technical Medicine from the University of Twente in 2011. In 2018, she obtained her PhD degree at the department of Rheumatology from Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam where she investigated the added value of ultrasonography in decision making in rheumatology. Since 2018 she is working at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Máxima MC as a technical physician in the field of perinatology.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, Doctor, Decision making with ultrasound in rheumatology, Erasmus University Medical Center

1 Jan 201231 Dec 2017

Award Date: 14 Feb 2018

Medicine, other, Master, Technical Medicine, University of Twente

1 Sept 200731 Aug 2011

Award Date: 9 Sept 2011

External positions

Technical physician, Máxima Medical Center

1 Dec 202130 Nov 2025


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