Hein Van Poppel
Professor Hein Van Poppel is the Chair¬man of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He graduated in General Surgery in 1980, in Urology in 1983 and joined the Academic Unit at the KU Leuven after 2 years of postgraduate training in London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Mainz and Rotter¬dam. In 1988, he obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences. He became a Fellow of the European Board of Urology in 1992 and a full Professor of Urology in 1993. He is a board member of the European Association of Urology (EAU), the European Society of Oncologic Urology (ESOU), the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), where he is also study coordinator and treasurer of the GU Group. He is Chairman of the Educational Office of the EAU and director of the European School of Urology (ESU). He is also member of the American Association of Genito Urinary surgeons (AAGUS). He is president of the Belgian Society of Urology (BVU), Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Europa Uomo and faculty member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). He has published more than 200 papers as first author on uro-oncological surgery and has co-authored more than 250 other papers.
Biography Updated on 18 October 2010