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Liver transplants for children

Profile : Professor Raymond Reding

Head ofthe Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc's Paediatric Surgery Unit and Transplant Unit
Professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Career path

  • Graduated in medicine from UCL in 1983
  • Specialist diploma in general surgery, 1990
  • Doctorate in paediatric surgery, 1995
  • Specialist in paediatric surgery accredited by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), 1997

Clinical activities

Professor Reding heads up one of the most important living donor paediatric liver transplant programmes in Europe. His key scientific areas of interest include the immunological issues posed by liver transplantation (immune tolerance, non-cortisone immunosuppressive treatments, etc), hepatobiliary surgery in children, neonatal surgery, the history of medicine and ethical questions in paediatrics and organ transplantation.

Societies and scientific publication

Professor Reding has published more than 200 articles in prestigious scientific journals including The Lancet, Annals of Surgery and the American Journal of Transplantation

He has been a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine since 2009.

Languages spoken

French – Dutch – English – basic knowledge of German and Russian

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