Professor Dirk Timmerman, MD, PhD, FRCOG, visits Women’s Health Dexeus
Full Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at KU Leuven and Clinical head of benign gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasound at the University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. His main interests are gynaecological ultrasound, early pregnancy and miscarriage, and detection and staging of gynaecological cancers.
He is founder and coordinator of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) collaborative group including more than 40 centres throughout the world. The IOTA group aims to develop new algorithms to detect ovarian cancer and for optimal care of adnexal tumors.
He co-authored over 300 papers in international scientific journals and presented more than 400 times at international meetings. His h-index is 41 (ISI Web of Knowledge).
He is past Editor of the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IF 3.8) and current reviewer for about 20 international journals. Between 2003 and 2011 he was elected Board Member of ISUOG (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with over 10,000 members). In 2014 he was re-elected as Board Member of ISUOG.
Member of ISUOG Scientific Committee (2013-). Since 2008 he is member of the Medical Council of UZ Leuven and he was re-elected in 2011. Since 2010 he is Chairman of the Clinical Research Fund of the University Hospitals Leuven. In 2012 the RCOG Council approved his nomination to the TOG International Advisory Board (The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) and in 2013 he became associate editor of the TOG Journal. In 2011 he was re-elected as President of the Flanders Ultrasound Society.
In 2014 he became Senior Clinical Investigator of the Scientific Research Fund (FWO) Flanders. This implies that he is partly released from clinical duties in order to perform more clinical research.
On 23rd April 2014 he was awarded the InBev Baillet-Latour Prize for Clinical Research by Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians at the Royal Academy of Medicine for his work on “Multicentre research on predictive models for characterization of ovarian tumors”.
He received the Fellowship ad eundem from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG, London, 26th September 2014).