André Jan Louis D’Hoore, MD, PhD, Leuven, Belgium, is professor of surgery and head of the department of abdominal surgery, University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium. He is an internationally renowned abdominal and colorectal surgeon specializing in minimally invasive treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer.
Professor D’Hoore received his medical degree, magna cum laude, in 1988 from the Catholic University of Leuven. After his residency, he joined the staff of the abdominal surgery department at the University Clinic Leuven. He pursued additional international postgraduate training in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, Miami-Fort Lauderdale; St. Mark’s Hospital, London, England; and Hôpital Cantonal in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2000, Professor D’Hoore became a European Board Qualified Surgeon in Coloproctology.
Professor D’Hoore is an officer of several prestigious surgical societies, including permanent board membership in the Section of Colorectal Surgery of the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery; treasurer of the International College of Surgeons; and board membership in the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, the Belgium Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Familial Polyposis Association. He is a founding member of the European Society of Coloproctology, and is the founder and past-president of the surgical branch of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation. He also is the president of the Collegium Chirurgicum Belgium. Most recently, Professor D’Hoore received honorary membership in the American Society of Colorectal Surgery and honorary fellowship in the Mexican Society of Colorectal Surgeons.