UZ Leuven officially recognised as a European liver and kidney transplant training centre

24 May 2019
On 22 May 2019, UZ Leuven was officially recognised as a European training centre for abdominal surgical removal and liver and kidney transplantation. This makes UZ Leuven the only Belgian centre accredited to train Belgian and international transplant surgeons to perform liver and kidney transplants.
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UZ Leuven is now an officially recognised training centre for abdominal transplant surgeons.

 

 

 

There are only twelve accredited centres in Europe in total that train transplant surgeons to perform liver and kidney transplants. UZ Leuven is the only accredited centre in Belgium. UZ Leuven was awarded the accreditation owing to its excellent medical results and because it performs sufficient operations each year to be considered a centre of reference.

The accreditation was awarded by the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS) following the submission of a dossier and a visit by EUMS auditors to the abdominal transplant surgery and coordination department.

The training of new transplant surgeons will be provided by four members of staff from the abdominal transplant surgery department, prof. dr. Jacques Pirenne, prof. dr. Diethard Monbaliu, prof. dr. Ina Jochmans and prof. dr. Mauricio Sainz.

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Last edit: 21 January 2021