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    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ghent University Hospital Department of Human Structure and Repair, Ghent University
    Surgery Research Group
    UZ Gent (Entrance 12) Corneel Heymanslaan 10 9000 Ghent
    Prof. Blondeel received his medical degree and underwent his specialty training at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Medical School, Belgium. In 1998, he obtained his Doctor in Medical Sciences (PhD) degree (maxima cum laude) at the Faculty of Medicine of the Ghent University. Prof. Blondeel is a fellow of the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum, and a diplomate of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery. Prof. Blondeel is the president of the ad-hoc steering committee and a founding member of GATE. The goal of GATE is to offer a platform of collaboration between the different research groups at the Ghent University with a focus on gene therapy, cell therapy and tissue engineering. He is the current president of the European Association of Plastic Surgeons ( He is also the creator, co-founder and president of the Board of the “Beautiful After Breast Cancer Foundation”. This public non-profit foundation aims to increase awareness and to fund research projects in the field of reconstructive breast surgery. He holds membership in numerous scientific societies, among them the American Society for Reconstructive Surgery, the European Association of Plastic Surgeons and the World Society of Reconstructive Surgery. A world-renowned expert on aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, Prof. Blondeel is a frequently invited speaker and teacher who has also authored or co-authored numerous books, book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and abstracts. Prof. Blondeel’s main clinical achievements: co-inventor and pioneer in “perforator flaps surgery”, general team leader and head surgeon of the first facial transplant in Belgium (#19 worldwide) and pioneering work in 3D-bioprinting. He holds an H-index of 51.

Phillip Blondeel is full Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Ghent University, Belgium. He is the head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and at the Burn Center of the Ghent University Hospital.

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