prof. Jo Van Dorpe (MD, PhD)

CRIG group leader
Jo Van Dorpe

Head - Department of Pathology, UZ Gent
Senior full professor (Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent)
Founder and President of Discussion Forum for Pathology (1996 - present)

 

Research focus

Jo Van Dorpe diagnosed more than 10,000 cancers in the last 10 years, which makes him a leading expert in diagnostic clinical oncopathology. He was PhD fellow at the Center for Human Genetics, Catholic University of Leuven and has a profound interest in the molecular pathology of cancer. Because of his vast experience in clinical oncopathology, he is well placed to understand the need to invest in molecular diagnostic tests, complementary to classical microscopy and immunohistochemistry, and necessary for adequate diagnosis and patient selection for precision medicine.

Biography

  • Trainee in surgery (1988-1991)
  • Trainee in pathology (1992-1998)
  • Senior researcher (Experimental Genetics Group, Prof. F. Van Leuven), Center for Human Genetics, Catholic University of Leuven (1998-2001); Senior researcher, VIB (“Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie”) (1998-2000)
  • Staff pathologist (“adjunct-kliniekhoofd”), Brussels University Hospital (2001-2002)
  • Director, Department of Pathology, “Heilig-Hartziekenhuis Roeselare-Menen (AZ Delta)” (2002-2014)
  • Consultant, Department of Pathology, Brussels University Hospital (2002-2015)
  • President, Cooperative Society for Pathology (2009-2014)
  • Director-Head, Department of Pathology, Ghent University Hospital (2014 - present)
  • Senior full professor, Ghent University, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
     

Research team

  • prof. Jo Van Dorpe - Head - Department of pathology (laboratory for cancer diagnostics and pathology)
  • prof. Anne Hoorens - Head of Clinic - gastrointestinal and liver cancer
  • prof. Liesbeth Ferdinande - Head of Clinic - gastrointestinal and lung cancer
  • prof. David Creytens - Head of Clinic - sarcomas and skin cancer
  • prof. Sofie Verbeke - Head of Clinic - Lymphomas, breast cancer and gynaecologic cancer
  • prof. Koen Van de Vijver
  • Malaïka Van der Linden - doctoral fellow
  • Lennart Raman – doctoral fellow

Contact & links

Department of Pathology, PAD-building, entrance 23, Ghent University Hospital, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent, Belgium