The Department of abdominal transplant surgery and transplant coordination at the University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven), Belgium, has an open position for an Abdominal Transplant Surgeon.

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Job description

Clinical responsibilities include abdominal organ procurement surgery, transplantation and in- and out-patient care of transplant recipients.

Teaching responsabilities include training of students, registrars and transplant fellows (UEMS accreditation of the department pending).

The department has a clinical and translational research programme in the field of ischemia-reperfusion and preservation of livers and kidneys, and in intestinal transplantation. Laboratory and facilities for animal research are available.

Competency profile and general requirements

  • You are a board-certified (general) surgeon, holding a diploma that is or will be recognised in Belgium. 
  • You have completed an American or European Transplantation Fellowship. 
  • You are an experienced (independent surgeon for at least 5 years) procurement and multi-organ transplant surgeon (liver, kidney, pancreas).
  • You are UEMS-accredited for transplantation surgery (Modules I-IV) or you can demonstrate equivalent experience. 
  • You have a strong interest in clinical and/or translational and/or basic transplant research. 
  • You have a good knowledge of Dutch or are willing to learn Dutch.

This position is a mid to senior career, tenure-eligible position.

We offer

A fascinating and complex hospital organisation o?ering continuous challenges for your professional expertise.


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Candidates will be invited for an interview in April.