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Biography Hein Van Poppel


Hein Van Poppel is the Chairman of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven. He graduated in General Surgery in 1980, in Urology in 1983 and joined the Academic Unit at KU Leuven after his postgraduate training in London, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Mainz and Rotterdam.

In 1988, he obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences. He became a Fellow of the European Board of Urology in 1992 and a full Professor of Urology in 1993.

Professor Van Poppel is a Board Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU), the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, where he is also Study Coordinator and Treasurer of the Genito-Urinary Group. 

He is Chairman of the Educational Office of the EAU and Director of the European School of Urology. He is also a member of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons, President of the Belgian Society of Urology, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Europa Uomo, and Faculty Member of the European Society of Medical Oncology.

Professor Van Poppel has published more than 200 papers as first author and has co-authored more than 250 additional publications on urologic oncology. He is reviewer for all major urological journals.

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