Jan Jeroen Vranckx

Prof. Jan Jeroen Vranckx serves as Chief and Program Director of the dept. of Plastic,Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the KU-Leuven University Hospitals in Leuven, Belgium.

He trained in KU-Leuven (FCCP 2000) and performed fellowships ao. in the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan and 2 years at Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA. He obtained the PhD-degree on a thesis entitled ‘Smart Autologous Tissue Engineering by ex vivo gene transfer ’. His clinical & research work resulted in more than 100 publications, proceedings and bookchapters. His current research focusses on virtual surgical planning, CAD-CAM and Augmented Reality. He is particularly interested in the synergy of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.

This resulted in ’Best Paper Awards’ at the WSRM, twice at the ASRM, and twice at EURAPS.

He was elected ‘Fellow of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons’ (FAAPS) in 2015.

In 2016 he won the Hans Anderl Award from EURAPS and he was awarded the Marko Godina price of the ASRM resulting in the 24th Godina Memorial Lecture 2017 at the ASRM in HI,USA.

He served as visiting Professor to more than 50 institutions worldwide.

He was elected Secretary-General of EURAPS in 2021