curriculum vitae

Dr. Vincent Vander Poorten


Consultant, Full Professor and Clinical Head of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Section head of the section Head and Neck Oncology of the Department of Oncology of the faculty of Medicine at KU Leuven.


The Netherlands Epidemiological Society, The Royal Belgian Society for Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, the Netherlands Society for Otorhinolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery, AHNS and its Endocrine Section, Flemish Head and Neck Society, IAOO, IHNSG, IFHNOS, MSGS, ELS, EAFPS, IAES, AOCMF, BAHNO, and the EHNS. Executive Committee Member of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery. Honorary Member of the South African Society for Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.


Member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Frontiers in Oncology, Frontiers in Surgery, B-ENT and Journal of Head and Neck Physicians and Surgeons


His area of expertise is head and neck oncology and surgery, with a specific focus on salivary gland and thyroid surgery, laser microendoscopic surgery, transoral robotic surgery, endoscopic and external approaches to the anterior skull base and pediatric head and neck surgery.