Royal Belgian Society

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) -

Dept. of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
49 Herestraat, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Tel +32 16 34 87 22
Fax +32 16 34 87 23

Contact email :

Prof. Dr. J.J. Vranckx, MD, PhD

Staff members:
Dr. G. Fabre, MD,
Dr. L. Nanhekhan, MD,
Dr. K. Segers, MD,
Dr. M. Van Brussel, MD,
Dr. M. Vandevoort, MD.

Number of residents in training: 9


The clinical dept. focuses esp. on reconstructive microsurgery of the head and neck area, abdomino-perineal and lower leg reconstructions (JJV, KS, LLN) breast (MV, LLN, GF, JV, KS - Multidisciplinary Breast Centre), Burns (MVB, KS - Burn Centre), vascular malformations (JJV - CVM team) and wound repair (JJV, KS, MVB, LLN - Multidisciplinary Wound Team).

The Laboratory of Plastic Surgery & Tissue Engineering Research (‘Lopster Lab’) is directly linked to the clinical dept. of Plastic Surgery. Since 2004, five doctoral Research Fellows focused on Tissue Engineering, vascularization and wound regeneration studies.
The R&D section of the dept. of plastic surgery, hosted the ECSAPS European Congress of Scientists & Plastic Surgeons, endorsed by Euraps, in 2005 and held the 2010 chair of the European Plastic Surgery Research Council (PI: JJ Vranckx).