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Dr. Nathalie Roche

Dr. Nathalie ROCHE studied medicine in Rotterdam, the Netherlands at the Erasmus University. She trained in general and plastic surgery in Amsterdam (NL) and Ghent and graduated in 2000 from the training program of the department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Ghent under guidance of Prof. Dr. S. Monstrey. She successfully passed the final examinations and obtained the titles of Fellow of the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum and Fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. From 2001 to 2004 she worked as full-time staff member in the department of Plastic Surgery in the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam (NL), where she mainly performed pediatric plastic surgery, head and neck reconstructions and craniofacial surgery. From 2004 she works Associate Professor in the department of Plastic Surgery of the University Hospital Ghent.

She is an active member of various international societies, such as the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery, the European Association of Plastic Surgeons, the Dutch Association for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. N. Roche is author of numerous clinical and scientific papersprofessional and presented at several national and international meetings. She also performs charity work as a volunteer plastic surgeon in the developing countries for mainly cleft lip and palate and burn surgery.

Her main fields of interest are microsurgery with autologous tissue, pediatric plastic surgery, head and neck reconstructions and craniofacial surgery.