Prof. Dr. Phillip Blondeel
Born in Rochester, N.Y. (USA) on May 20th, 1963 and mainly raised in Belgium, Phillip Blondeel resides and practices now plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in both Gent, Belgium and Montreux, Switzerland. He studied medicine and trained in plastic surgery in Leuven, Belgium and Frankfurt, Germany. He graduated in 1994 and obtained his Ph.D. degree ‘maxima cum laude' as doctor in medical sciences in 1998. Phillip Blondeel is vice-chairman since 1996 and professor of Plastic Surgery since 2000 at the department of Plastic Surgery in Gent, Belgium. He is a Diplomate of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) since 1994 and member of numerous societies: treasurer of the Belgian Society for Plastic Surgery, member of the Swiss, American and European Society for Plastic Surgery, the American and World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and honorary member of the Canadian and South-African Society of Plastic Surgery. At present, Prof. Blondeel is member of the editorial board of ‘Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery', the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery and the European Journal of Plastic Surgery. He is author of 6 books, 21 chapters in books and about 120 peer-reviewed articles.
Prof. Blondeel is world renown for his contributions in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery. He is one of the pioneers in so-called "perforator flap" surgery and was the first surgeon in Europe to apply the "perforator flap" principle in breast reconstruction in December 1993. He teaches reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery continuously at his own institution and as invited speaker at many universities and conferences all over the world. He won numerous awards and distinctions in the field of breast surgery in his 17-year old career.