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Dirk Van Raemdonck

Dirk E.M. Van Raemdonck, MD, PhD, FEBTS, FERS

University Hospitals Leuven
Department of Thoracic Surgery
UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49
Leuven  B-3000
32-16-34 68 23
32-484- 44 34 18 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


MD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1977-1984)
General Surgery Residency, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium (1984-1989) [Prof Dr JA Gruwez]
Thoracic Residency, East Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, UK (1990) [Prof HR Matthews]
Research Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York (1991) [Dr RJ Ginsberg]
Cardio-thoracic Transplant Fellow, Freeman Hospital, UK (1991) [Prof JH Dark]
Staff member, Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium (1992-present)
PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (1998)
Professor of Surgery (Oct 2005 - present)
Head of Clinic, Thoracic Surgery (Nov 2001 - present)
Head of Leuven University Hospital Transplant Center (2007-present)
Program Director Medical School, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2012-2020)

Other Interests

Lung Transplantation
Emphysema Surgery
Pulmonary Metastases
Thymic Tumors
Chest Wall Tumors
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Lung Transplantation (LTx)

Lung Preservation

Extended-Criteria Donors (ECD)

Donors after Circulatory Death (DCD)

Ex-vivo Lung Perfusion (EVLP)

Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)  before, during, and after lung transplantation

Thoraco-Abdominal Normothermic Regional Perfusion (TA-NRP)

Pulmonary Metastasectomy (PM)

Mediastinal Tumors

Practice Areas

  • Thoracic
  • Thoracic
  • Chest wall
  • Lung
  • Mediastinum
  • Trachea and bronchi
  • Transplant
  • Professional Affairs