is a board certified radiation oncologist since 2008.
He graduated as medical doctor at Ghent University in 2003, was a trainee in radiation oncology at the Ghent University Hospital from 2003-2008 and assisting scientific staff in the Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research of the Ghent University from 2008-2010. Since 2010, he is a PhD in Medicine and Health Sciences after the defense of his doctoral thesis entitled “Modern IMRT for head-and-neck cancer: a paradoxical paradigm of simultaneous dose escalation and de-escalation”. Since then, he works as staff member in the department of Radiotherapy-Oncology at Ghent University Hospital.
At this moment he is head of clinics and associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Ghent University; in the same faculty he is co-responsible for the general clinical examination of students in Medicine.
He is involved as (co-)investigator in many research protocols on head and neck radiotherapy, mainly involving adaptive radiotherapy, biological imaging guided radiotherapy and quality-of-life. He is (co-)author of > 40 peer-reviewed publications on head-and-neck cancer radiotherapy.
He is member of ESTRO, the European Head and Neck cancer Society (EHNS), the Belgian association for radiation oncology (BeSTRO) and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and at this moment, he is president of the VWHHT (Flemish Head and Neck Cancer Society).