Prof. Dr. A. Zeltzer M.D. PhD, FCC(Plast)

Director of the European Center for Lymphatic Surgery



1996 – 2003       MD degree University of Antwerp, Belgium

2003 – 2011       Specialization Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Doctoral Thesis (PhD)

“Maximizing safety and efficacy in lymphedema surgery: past, present & future perspectives”. Sept 2018 – University of Brussels (VUB)

Clinical Career

  • 2003-06 – General surgery (cardiovascular, trauma, plastic, abdominal, pediatric). CH Jolimont, Belgium
  • 2006-2007 – Fellowship Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – SOS mains Lille – France
  • 2007-2011- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium

2011 – Board certification in Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum (FCCP).

Since January 2012 Senior Staff member, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Brussels, Belgium

Fellowships in Plastic Surgery

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Hand Surgery- SOS mains Lille France
  • Coupure Center for Plastic Surgery – Gent Belgium
  • Plastic and Reconstructive surgery – Gazi University, Ankara Turkey


2011 – Gold Medal Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum.

2012 – Prize Guido Matton for best publication.

2014 – Prize for best International publication of the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Membership scientific societies

World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM)

Belgian Society of Lymphology (BeSL) – currently President

Royal Belgian Society Plastic Surgery (RBSPS) – board member (microsurgery)

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