Royal Belgian Society

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Avenue Hippocrate 10
B-1200 Bruxelles, Belgium

Tel: +32 2 764 14 03/04
Fax: +32 2 762 62 84

Contact e-mail:

Prof. Dr. Benoit Lengelé, MD, PhD, FRCS, KB

Staff members:
Dr. Bénédicte Bayet, MD
Prof. Dr. Laurence Boon, MD, PhD
Dr. François Chateau, MD
Dr. Maude Coyette, MD

Prof. em. Dr. Romain Vanwijck, MD, PhD, FRCS

Number of residents in training: 7

Hospitals associated in the training program (rotation):
Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) - Chair: Dr. Nicolas Calteux

Various departments in foreign countries: Geneva (Switzerland), Amiens, Brest, Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Marseille, Strasbourg and Toulouse (France), Boston (USA) and Melbourne, Sidney (Australia).

Training activities:
General plastic surgery, reconstructive microsurgery of the head and neck area, chest and abdominoperineal reconstructions, wound healing and pressures sores, breast surgery (oncoplastic, reconstructive and aesthetic), cleft lip, cleft palate and paediatric plastic surgery, vascular anomalies, skin tumours and melanoma, body contouring surgery and aesthetic surgery.

Skin tumours and melanoma multidisciplinary board - once a week (Tuesday),
Head and neck cancer multidisciplinary board - once a week (Friday),
Soft tissue multidisciplinary board - twice a month (Thursday),
Vascular anomalies multidisciplinary board - twice a month (Monday),
Breast clinic multidisciplinary board - once a week (Wednesday),
Bibliography reviews and cases discussion - once a week (Thursday),
Multicenter teaching scientific meeting - once a month (Friday).

Research topics:
Fundamentals on vascular anomalies and genetics of angiogenesis,
Fundamentals on wound healing process and biotherapy,
Fundamentals on composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) and flap surgery,
Multiple and miscellaneous clinical research topics.

Easy access to anatomy laboratory for research and training.