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Dr. Wim Ceelen

Dr. Wim Ceelen

Professor of Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncologist, Consultant for over 15 years, Ghent University, Belgium


Special Interests

  • Oesophagogastric
  • Peritoneal
  • Soft tissue Sarcoma
  • Upper GI

Wim P Ceelen graduated as a medical doctor in 1992 at Ghent University (Belgium) and later obtained his PhD at the same university with a doctoral thesis entitled 'Neoadjuvant multimodal therapy in rectal cancer'. Currently, he is a senior surgeon in the department of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Ghent University Hospital and was appointed in 2012 as professor of Surgical Oncology at Ghent University. He is a Senior Clinical Investigator with the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) and is director of the Laboratory of Experimental Surgery at Ghent University.

His clinical interests include surgical oncology of the digestive tract, peritoneal metastases, and retroperitoneal sarcoma. His experimental research focuses on tumor physiology and biophysics, functional imaging of cancer, and novel approaches to intraperitoneal drug delivery. His teaching assignments include courses on Evidence Based Medicine for the surgical disciplines. He is (co)author of over 200 PubMed cited publications, edited two books, and is promoter of 13 completed and 5 ongoing PhD theses. He has served as president of the Belgian Society of Surgical Oncology and as Secretary General of the European Society for Surgical Research. He is a member of the European Surgical Association, the EORTC GI group, the Cochrane collaboration GI group, the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), ESSO, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr Ceelen is Editor-in -chief of Acta Chirurgica Belgica and associate editor of European Surgical Research, International Journal of Hyperthermia, Pleura and Peritoneum, and Frontiers in Surgical Oncology.

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