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Profile : Professor Christian Raftopoulos

Head of the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc's Neurosurgery Department
Full professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Co-head of the Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc's Refractory Epilepsy Centre

Career path

  • Graduated in medicine from the University of Liège (ULg) in 1983
  • Trained in neurosurgery at the Free University of Brussels (ULB), graduating in 1989
  • Aggregate professor of neurosurgery, 1994

Clinical activities

Professor Raftopoulos specialises in surgery for aneurysms, cerebral tumours, epilepsy and in the new mini-invasive techniques for spinal surgery. He was one of the first to operate on the spinal column using 3D Zeego© robotic fluoroscopy.

Societies and scientific publication

Professor Raftopoulos has published more than a hundred articles and studies in various international scientific journals. In 1998, he published a world-first scientific paper on electrode implantation around the optic nerve in a blind patient.

He is or has been president of several scientific societies:

  • the French Language Neurosurgery Society;
  • the scientific committee of the Fondation JED-Belgique;
  • the International Group for the Study of Intervertebral Spine Approaches (GIEDA).

Languages spoken

French – English – Dutch

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