Karel Geboes obtained his M.D. degree from the Medical School of the Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, in 1970. He received the Board Certificate in internal medicine and the Board Certificate in pathology in 1975 and 1982, respectively. In 1985, he acquired a Ph.D. degree with a thesis on morphological aspects of Crohn’s disease. Since 1982, he is a full staff member in the Department of Pathology of the University Hospital of the K.U.Leuven, where he was responsible for gastrointestinal pathology. He was appointed as a Full Professor in pathology in 1995. He is the president of the National Committee for Continuing Education in Pathology since 1997 and a member of the National Board Examination Committee for Pathology since 1999. He was the President of the Flemish Society of Gastroenterology, Bolivia, from 1996 to 1998. Geboes delivered the Basil Morson Lecture for the BSG in 1998 and was a lecturer for the Seminari Biomedici Cagliaritani in the same year. In 2008, he was given the Laurea Honoris Causa degree by the University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. He is the author and coauthor of more than 400 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and of more than 50 chapters in books in the field of gastroenterology. He is a member of different international societies of pathology (ESP) and gastroenterology including the American (AGA), the British (BSG), the French, and the Dutch National Societies and IOIBD. His fields of research interest are chronic idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases, oesophagitis, and cancer. He has been the Chair of the Pathology Working Parties for the European Crohn and Colitis Organization (ECCO) Consensus for the diagnosis and treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and for the IOIBD on the terminology of “indeterminate colitis”.
Biography Updated on 6 August 2008