Past President

Born on June 01st, 1954 in Doganaj, Kosovo; Belgian citizen


Koning Leopold III Laan 24
B-1780 Wemmel, Belgium

Professional Data

Medical Director, European Homograft Bank (EHB), International Association
c/o Military Hospital Queen Astrid, Rue Bruyn 200
1120 Brussels, Belgium

Cardiac Surgeon, Brussels Heart Centre, Clinic St. Jean
Bld. J. Botanique 32
1000 Brussels, Belgium

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  • Medical School of Rijeka, Croatia, graduated in 1979, equalized at the University of Leuven Belgium 1996
  • Training in general surgery completed in 1985 at the University Hospital “Merkur” -Zagreb, Croatia
  • Training in cardiac surgery followed at OLV Clinic in Aalst and University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium, 1992-2000
  • Fellow of the European Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (FETCS) in 2001


Professions experience

  • Medical Director, European Homograft Bank (EHB) since January 2008 on
  • Responsible for Research and Development, European Homograft Bank (EHB), 2000-2007
  • Medical Assistant, European Homograft Bank (EHB), 1998-2000
  • Cardiac Surgeon, Brussels Heart Centre (BHC), 2000 on
  • Fellow at the cardiac surgery department, OLV Clinic in Aalst and University Hospital of Leuven, Belgium, 1992-2000
  • General Surgeon, University Medical Centre of Prishtina, Kosovo, 1985-1992


Membership to Medical Associations

  • European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
  • Society of Heart Valve Disease (SHVD)
  • Belgian Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (BACTS): Board member 2004-2007 and 2008-2011
  • EATB: Board member 2009-2012, 2012-Present


Scientific Activities

  • Participated at more than 105 international and national scientific meetings
  • Presented 75 abstracts and 10 posters
  • Published 33 articles in various Belgian, European and International Journals


Internations Scientific Projects

  • Project Euro-GTP (“Good Tissue Practices”), sponsored by the EC, 2008-2011
  • Tissue Engineering of Aortic Allografts project in collaboration with CHRU Lille- France, 2011-2013
  • Project ESPOIR (European Clinical Study of Regenerative Heart Valves), sponsored by European Commission, 2011-2014, sponsored by EC