European Cancer Organisation

Hendrik Van Poppel

Hendrik Van Poppel

Representing: EAU

Hendrik Van Poppel is an expert in uro-oncology who developed a number of surgical techniques and performed countless surgical procedures for genitouninary cancer.

He was the Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium until 2015. In 2012, he became the Adjunct Secretary General of EAU – European Association of Urology, with responsibility for education.

Hendrik Van Poppel has been involved in leading positions in prominent associations at national, pan-European and global levels. At present, he is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Europa Uomo – the patient coalition for prostate cancer, which he also helped found. He is also Faculty Member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and Board Member of ECCO – the European CanCer Organisation on behalf of the EAU.

He graduated in General Surgery in 1980, in Urology in 1983 and joined the Academic Unit at KU Leuven after his postgraduate training. In 1988, he obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences. He became a Fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU) in 1992 and full Professor of Urology in 1993. He was visiting Professor in Europe and globally, and performed live demonstrations of complex oncological surgeries.

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