Hendrik Van Poppel
Professor Dr. Hendrik Van Poppel is the Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven. He graduated in General Surgery in 1980, in Urology in 1983 and joined the Academic Unit at KU Leuven after his postgraduate training in London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Mainz and Rotterdam. He obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences in 1988, became a Fellow of the European Board of Urology in 1992, and a full Professor of Urology in 1993. Professor Van Poppel is a Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU), Chairman of the Educational Office of the EAU and Director of the European School of Urology. He is also a member of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Europa Uomo, and Faculty Member of the European Society of Medical Oncology. In addition to that, he is a member of the most prominent urological societies worldwide. Professor Van Poppel has published more than 250 papers as first author and has co-authored more than 270 additional publications on urologic oncology. He is a reviewer for all major urological journals.