Professor Jean-Louis Lefebvre, MD is Chief of the Head and Neck Surgery Department at the Centre Oscar Lambret at the Northern France Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lille,France. He was also Deputy Director of the Centre (1996-2001) and President of the Medical Commission (2004-2006).
Professor Lefebvre has chaired the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Head and Neck Cancer Group (1989-1998) and has been a member of the EORTC Board (1997-1999). In 2002, he became the Secretary General and in 2006 the Director of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies and President of the Founding Board of the European Head and Neck Society. He was appointed Vice President of the International Academy of Oral Oncology in 2005.
Professor Lefebvre is a member of 23 head and neck societies and is involved with 24 scientific journals, either as a member of the editorial board or as a reviewer. In 1995, Professor Lefebvre was awarded the Special Recognition Award of the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons. He has given several distinguished lectures including the Myers International Lecture at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (1996), the Hayes Martin Lecture at the American Head and Neck Society (1999), the Pierre Denoix Lecture at the Pan-Arab Conference (1999), the Frank Lamberson Lecture at the University of Michigan (2003), and the New York
Head and Neck Society Lecture at the International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer (2004). To date, Prof. Lefebvre has been involved with the publication of more than 350 papers, abstracts, and book chapters and in nearly 150 oral presentations, mainly on the topics of laryngeal surgery,organ preservation, and clinical research.