Organising Committee & Faculty

Phillip Blondeel

Phillip Blondeel is an international leading expert on aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery and one of the pioneers in the so-called 'perforator flap' surgery. He is Professor of Plastic Surgery and Vice Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital Gent, Belgium, as well as an attending plastic surgeon at LaClinic in Montreux, Switzerland.

A native of the USA, Phillip Blondeel received his medical degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Medical School in Leuven, Belgium. He underwent postgraduate training in plastic surgery in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Catholic University Leuven as well as at Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and earned his Doctor in Medical Sciences (PhD) degree at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Gent in 1998.

Professor Blondeel is a fellow of the Collegium Chirurgicum Plasticum (Belgian Boards) and a diplomate of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He holds membership in numerous scientific societies, among them the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the European Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Plastic Surgery. He is honorary member of the South African and Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery.

A world-renowned expert in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, Professor Blondeel is a much sought after speaker and teacher who has also authored and co-authored numerous books, book chapters, peer-reviewed articles and abstracts. He currently sits on the editorial boards of PRS-Go, the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and the Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. At the end of 2011, Professo Blondeel led the team that performed the first face transplant in Belgium (#19 worldwide) and is the Chairman of the Vascularized Composite Tissue Allograft Program at the University Hospital Gent.