Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, M.D.

  1. Oncologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  2. Neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Neuroendocrine oncology
  • Endocrine oncology
  1. 2007
    FellowDepartment of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2003
    ResidentDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  3. 2000
    Chief ResidentDepartment of Pediatrics, Reykjavik Hospital
  4. 1999
    Chief ResidentDepartment of Internal Medicine, Reykjavik Hospital
  5. 1998
    ResidentDepartment of Internal Medicine, Reykjavik Hospital
  6. 1997
    ResidentDepartment of Neurology and Rehabilitation, Reykjavik Hospital
  7. 1996
    ResidentDepartment of Pediatrics, Reykjavik Hospital
  8. 1996
    Internship - Rotating Internship (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine)Reykjavik Hospital
  9. 1995
    MDFaculty of Medicine, University of Iceland

Certifications

  1. 2007
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Teacher of YearDivisions of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2016
    Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Teacher of the YearDepartment of Education Administration
  3. 2016
    Recognition for Excellence in Clinical TeachingInternal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine
  4. 2016
    Department of Internal Medicine Teacher of the YearDepartment of Education Administration
  5. 2014
    Educator of the YearInternal Medicine and Medical Subspecialties, Department of Internal Medicine
  6. 2011
    Annual Physician Excellence Award (Teacher of the Year)University of Iowa
  7. 2009
    Annual Physician Excellence Award (Teacher of the Year)University of Iowa
  8. 2007
    ASCO Foundation Merit AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  9. 2006
    Michael A. O'Connor Young Investigator/Travel Award3rd Mayo Clinic State of the Art Symposium on Hematologic Malignancies
  10. 2003
    Nominated as the Resident Teacher of the YearUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  11. 2003
    Resident of ExcellenceDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  12. 2002
    Nominated as the Resident Teacher of the YearUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  13. 2002
    Award for good performance on the Internal Medicine In-Service Exam (Highest In-Service Exam Score Winner)Iowa Chapter, American College of Physicians
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    Co-ChairColorectal Cancer Tumor Board
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Oncology Education & Program Evaluation Committee
  3. 2016 - present
    MemberNANETS Regional Conference Committee
  4. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Division of Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Clinical Competency Committee
  5. 2014 - 2015
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Fellowship Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology
  6. 2014 - 2015
    ChairMayo Clinic Arizona, Gastrointestinal Oncology Disease Oriented Group
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberNational Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Neuroendocrine Tumor Panel
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  9. 2013 - 2015
    MemberFellowship Training Committee, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 2013 - 2015
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  11. 2013 - 2015
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2013 - 2014
    MemberMortality Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Hospital
  13. 2013 - present
    MemberCancer Practice Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  14. 2013 - present
    MemberMortality Review Committee, Quality and Process Improvement Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  15. 2013 - present
    Program DirectorMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  16. 2012 - 2015
    MemberScientific Review Committee B, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  17. 2011
    MemberPlanning Committee, Progress in Internal Medicine Course, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  18. 2011 - present
    MemberAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  19. 2011 - present
    MemberSmall Bowel Adenocarcinoma Group, International Rare Cancers Initiative
  20. 2011 - present
    MemberRare Cancer Network
  21. 2011 - present
    MemberAlliance Cooperative Group
  22. 2011 - present
    MemberSmall Bowel Adenocarcinoma Group, International Rare Cancers Initiative
  23. 2010 - 2012
    Junior MemberCALGB Esophago-Gastric Task Force
  24. 2010 - 2012
    LiaisonClinical Research, Neuroendocrine Multidisciplinary Oncology Group (MOG), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  25. 2010 - 2012
    MemberGI Malignancies Expert Group, Veterans Administration Oncology Network
  26. 2010 - 2012
    MemberEsophago-gastric Task Force, Cancer and Leukemia Group B, National Cancer Institute
  27. 2010
    MemberUniversity of Iowa Dissertation Committee
  28. 2010 - present
    MemberPhase II Consortium (P2C), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  29. 2009 - 2012
    LiaisonClinical Research, GI Multidisciplinary Oncology Group (MOG), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  30. 2009 - 2012
    MemberRadiation Therapy Oncology Group
  31. 2009 - present
    MemberNorth American NeuroEndocrine Tumor Society
  32. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  33. 2008 - 2011
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons Oncology Group
  34. 2008
    MemberPlanning Committee, Progress in Internal Medicine Course, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  35. 2008 - present
    AuditorCancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB)
  36. 2008 - present
    MemberIowa Oncology Society
  37. 2007 - 2012
    MemberPharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee, Iowa City VA Medical Center
  38. 2007 - 2012
    Ad Hoc ReviewerProtocol Review and Monitoring Committee, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa
  39. 2007 - 2012
    MemberTransfusion Committee, Iowa City VA Medical Center
  40. 2007 - 2012
    MemberHematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  41. 2007 - 2012
    MemberNational Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
  42. 2007 - 2011
    MemberCancer and Leukemia Group B
  43. 2007
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  44. 2007 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology
  45. 2007 - present
    MemberEuropean Neuroendocrine Tumor Society
  46. 2006 - 2007
    MemberHematology-Oncology Education Committee, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine
  47. 2006 - 2007
    MemberProtocol Review Committee, Cancer Center Clinical Research Committee, Division of Hematology
  48. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  49. 1998 - 2000
    MemberCommittee for Development of Clinical Guidelines for Icelandic Health Care Professionals, Icelandic Medical Association, Icelandic Associations
  50. 1998 - 2000
    MemberMedical Board, Reykjavik Hospital
  51. 1998 - 2000
    MemberIcelandic Medical Association
  52. 1998 - 2000
    MemberCommittee for Development of Clinical Guidelines for Icelandic Health Care Professionals, Icelandic Medical Association
  53. 1998 - 1999
    MemberMedical Board, Reykjavik Hospital
  54. 1995 - present
    MemberIcelandic Medical Association
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Publications

Research activities

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