University of Groningen



Dr. van der Werf studied Medicine at the Groningen University, Netherlands and graduated as an MD in 1980. He worked as a tropical doctor in Ghana where he first was exposed to challenges in TB treatment. After his PhD thesis (1991) on studies in TB and Buruli ulcer at the University in Groningen, he joined the University Medical Center Groningen as a board certified Chest Physician. His clinical and scientific interests include critical care and infectious diseases including TB and Buruli ulcer. In 2006, he was appointed as full professor in Infectious Diseases. As of November 2018, he had published 340 articles in PubMed; 26 PhD students graduated under his supervision; his H factor was 37.