Additional training

  • Acute Medicine

Additional expertise

  • Doctorate in Medical Sciences
  • Master of Science in Management and Administration of Health Care (Catholic University Louvain)

Additional certification

  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) certified
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) certified
  • Financial Management for Hospital Doctors Vlerick Management School
  • European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) certified
  • Generic Instructor Course The European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
  • Full instructor. The European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
  • Introduction to care paths Centre for Hospital and Nursing Sciences, Catholic University Louvain
  • Essential ED Leadership Course International Emergency Department Leadership Institute, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, Boston, MA.

Additional responsibilities

  • Head of the Emergency Department
  • Medical Care Manager for Clinical Diagnostics and Treatment
  • Academic Consultant for Acute Medicine for University Hospital Ghent
  • Lecturer in Pharmacology in BanaBa Intensive Care and Emergency care, Vesalius College Ghent

Research activities

Awards and achievements

  • Winner of the Pfizer Educational Grant, Ghent University, 2007
  • Award from the School of Medicine, Ghent University, 2003
  • First winner of the Dr Monique Govaerts Award 2000-2002 of the Belgian Royal Academy for Medicine


  • Belgian Society for Internal Medicine
  • The European Resuscitation Council
  • The Belgian Resuscitation Council
  • Belgian Society of Emergency and Disaster Medicine
  • Representative of the Maria Middelares General Hospital for the Provincial Medical Commission for Urgent Medical Aid Services (MB 5/7/2009)
  • Representative of the Emergency Physicians as part of the office of the Provincial Medical Commission for Urgent Medical Aid Services (9/2012 – present)
  • European Pathway Association

Fully covered by agreement with the health insurance fund

The physician does not charge any supplementary fees for consultations at the outpatients clinic.


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